Jeff Adams is a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) candidate at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. He is studying policy analysis with interests in resiliency and sustainability of the built environment, energy policy, and climate change. A student in the Online MPA program, Jeff is a Principal of San Ramon, California-based ENGEO Incorporated and has nearly 25 years of environmental engineering consulting experience. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois Chicago, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Washington. He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, reading, playing tennis, watching nearly all spectator sports, gardening, and is an amateur winemaker/enthusiast.
Juwon Chung is a PhD student in public affairs at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a Research Assistant at the MGMT Lab. Before moving to Bloomington, she grew up in Seoul, South Korea. Juwon graduated from Ewha Womans University, with a bachelor's degree in Public Administration and minor in Economics. Her research interest is focusing on city rehabilitation, sustainable development, and intergovernmental relationships. During her free time, she enjoys watching movies and going out for a walk in the forest.
Co-Director, MGMT Lab
Aaron Deslatte is a social scientist and assistant professor at Indiana University. I teach classes on local government sustainability, climate/resilience planning and urban development. I also direct the Metropolitan Governance and Management Transitions (MGMT) Laboratory and try to develop transdisciplinary knowledge alongside the IU Environmental Resilience Institute and the IU Center for Rural Engagement. His research focuses on the organizational and institutional challenges associated with local sustainability, resilience and climate-action in metropolitan regions.
Alex Hakes is a Master of Public Affiars candidate at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a Research Assistant at the MGMT Lab. Before moving to Bloomington, he grew up in Yorktown, Indiana. Alex graduated from Indiana University East, with a bachelor degree in Political Science and second bachelor degree in Spanish with minors in International Relations and Economics. Previous research interests focus on barriers in advancing HIV prevention treatment for low-income and BIPOC communities. In his freetime, he enjoys weightlifting and going to concerts.
Research Assistant Alumnus
Grayson was a Master's student in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a Research Assistant at the MGMT Lab. He graduated in 2021 and is presently the GIS coordinator for the City of Richmond, IN, where he oversees the city's sustainability efforts.
Laura Helmke-Long is a doctoral student in the O'Neill School and a Research Assistant on our Urban Water Management Transitions NSF project. Her research is focusing on urban sustainability, utilities, and environmental justice.
Serena Kim is a Scholar in Residence in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver and a Master's student in Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received a PhD in public administration from Florida State University in 2019. Her research interests lie at the intersection of public policy, collective action, institutional analysis, and data analysis.
Rodoshi is a master's student at the O'Neill School of Public And Environmental Affairs. She was born and brought up in Kolkata, India, where she completed a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Biotechnology. With a growing interest in ecology and conservation, she spent a year and a half working on population genetics of endangered species and socio-ecological dynamics of small fisheries in a coastal village in Western India. In her free time she enjoys leisurely reading, experimenting with recipes and creating sketches in ink and watercolor.
Eric Stokan is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. His research broadly seeks to understand why state and local governments use different sets of economic development policies.
William L. Swann is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver.