Ashabul Alam is a dual degree undergraduate student at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI majoring in policy studies and civic leadership. He has research experience working with the United Nations and the IUPUI Undergraduate Student Government. Ashabul is eager to work toward his goal of improving food security in developing countries such as his home country, Bangladesh, through international policy.
Joseph Chheng is an undergraduate student at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI majoring in sustainable management and policy. He is interested in studying the ways to enhance sustainable resource management systems at the local level, particularly as they relate to food and financial security.
Amber Greaney is a graduate student at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI, concentrating on environmental policy and sustainability. She received her honors undergraduate degree from IUPUI in sustainable management and policy. Amber is passionate about the long-term impacts humans have on the planet and is dedicated to promoting the well-being of Indianapolis’ organizations, local communities, and natural environment.
Jared McDonald is an undergraduate student at IUPUI working towards a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology focusing on networking systems and information security, along with a minor in civic leadership. Alongside his research which lies at the intersection of management, leadership, and psychology, Jared is working on front end software development for his university.
Hampton Shields is a Cox Scholar at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI majoring in nonprofit management and minoring in Africana studies. His focus areas include prison reform, community development, and civic engagement. Hampton is interested in improving governmental systems to maximize resource access for the systematically disenfranchised.
Student Researcher Alumni
Katie Cordell is a health systems manager for the American Cancer Society. She earned her Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in nonprofit management from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. Katie is interested in community planning, outreach, and education with focus areas in economic and workforce development, environmental sustainability, human rights advocacy, and food security.
Morgan D. Farnworth is a doctoral student of public administration at the University of Kansas. Morgan received her Master of Public Affairs in 2018, specializing in policy analysis and emergency management, from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. Her current and past research projects span several policy areas, including K-12 education, behavioral healthcare, evictions, and judicial collaboration. Morgan's dissertation research is centered around the U.S. opioid crisis, exploring the role of government in promoting health equity.
Chad Hudson earned a Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership (with an International Leadership Certificate) from the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI in 2020. Chad is interested in studying the organizational factors that best support the mental health of male college students.
Deirdre Kelley is a Master of Public Affairs student in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. She earned her bachelor's degree from IUPUI in 2019, where she majored in civic leadership as an honors student. Deirdre is interested in maximizing the intersections of the public, private, and non-profit sectors serving vulnerable communities in Indianapolis and discovering collaborative inter-sector models that can be used around the world.
Matt Kienapple is a Tech Scholar at Franciscan Health. He earned his bachelor's degree from IUPUI in 2019, where he majored in management as an honors student in the Kelley School of Business. His academic interests include business analysis, technology, and sustainability.