Board of Representatives

Hi! We are the board members of the ISIE Student Chapter. Feel free to contact us anytime!


The roles of the board

We are the representatives of the students in ISIE’s governing bodies. Among our work, we:

  • Serve as liaisons between students and ISIE.
  • Represent the student community in the ISIE council and other governing bodies.
  • Compile and publish the students’ newsletters.
  • Lead the organization of student activities (workshops, competitions, meetings…) at ISIE related conferences, including the ISIE biannual conference, section meetings, and the Gordon Research Conference and Symposium.
  • Maintain a database of resources for students: study programs, funding options, etc.
  • Help in finding and obtaining scholarships for ISIE’s students.
  • Distribute and help the students exchange information regarding conferences, employment opportunities, and collaborations.
  • Maintain this website.

The structure of the board

The Student Chapter Board is normally composed of six student volunteer members elected by the ISIE student members. The term of a board member is two years, and terms in the board are staggered: each year 3 new board members are elected in October-November to replace retiring board members. During the 2016-2017 term, exceptionally, the board is composed by eight members. One of the remaining board members serves as the president of the board for a single year. This ensures continuity in the Student Chapter. If you are a student member of ISIE, you can become a board member! You'll get a notice about the next elections by e-mail.


The 2018-2019 student board members are:

Reed Miller
President of the board 2018-2019
PhD Student, Yale University, USA
I’m currently a 2nd year PhD student at Yale’s Center for Industrial Ecology working with Dr. Edgar Hertwich.  My current research involves incorporating the use of capital assets in environmentally extended input-output analyses.   I have a BS and MEng in environmental engineering, but shifted gears towards industrial ecology while working with the MIT Materials Systems Lab (MSL) during a Masters in Technology and Policy.  My research at MSL centered on used electronics MFA along with an assortment of LCA projects.  Later, as a researcher at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub I worked on streamlining early-stage LCA for buildings. 
Stefanie Klose
Vice President of the board 2018-2019
PhD Student, Freiburg University, Germany

My name is Stefanie Klose and I started with my doctoral thesis in the Industrial Ecology Group at Freiburg University in January 2017. Between my studies and my doctoral thesis I got an insight in different organizations like the German Society for International Cooperation and the Institute for Applied Ecology which both work on green development strategies closely connected to politics. I found all these experiences very fruitful since I dealt with sustainable development and the challenges connected to it from different points of view. By doing so, I learnt that a comprehensive view is super important to address challenges sustainably and in the best way. Thus I am very interested in interdisciplinary discussions with the community and I am very happy to be part of the ISIE Student Board supporting an active exchange!


Hanjiro Ambrose
Board Member At-Large
PhD Student, University of California Davis, USA
Hanjiro Ambrose is a fourth year, PhD Candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California Davis. Hanjiro has an MS in Transportation Technology and Policy from the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, as well as graduate certificates in Industrial Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment. He is the author of a small but growing number of quality research publications, and is proud to support the field as a member of the Transportation Research Board and the International Society of Industrial Ecology.  After graduation, Hanjiro hopes to find a faculty position where he can help other junior scientists and engineers connect their research and passions with opportunities for doing social and environmental good.
Amanda Gcanga
Diversity & Inclusion Officer (DIO)
PhD Student, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Joe Bozeman III
Board Member At-Large
PhD Student, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago researching issues involving energy and environmental sustainability as a member of the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy (IESP). Under Dr. Thomas L. Theis, Director of IESP, I explore the food-energy-water nexus as it relates to climate change and social identity. This research is intended to facilitate more effective climate change and food policy measures. 
Nathalie Spittler
Board Member At-Large
PhD Student, University of Iceland & University of Clermont Auvergne, Iceland & France
Paul Currie
Board Member At-Large
PhD Student, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Zhengyang Zhang
Board Member At-Large
PhD Student, Tohoku University, Japan


Former student board members

  • 2018-2019: Reed Miller (President), Stefanie Klose (Vice President), Amanda Gcanga (Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer), Hanjiro Ambrose, Joe Bozeman III, Paul Currie, Nathalie Spittler, Zhengyang Zheng,
  • 2017-2018: Christoph Helbig (President), Dana Boyer (Vice President), Ana Rosa Rabelo de Lima, Yuwei Qin, Stefanie Klose, Hanjiro Ambrose, Reed Miller
  • 2016-2017: Alessio Miatto (President), Carla Caldeira, Éléonore Lebre, Maryam Arbabzadeh,Ana Rosa Rabelo de Lima, Christoph Helbig, Dana Boyer, Yuwei Qin
  • 2015-2016: Moana Silva Simas (President), Alessio Miatto, Carla Caldeira, Éléonore Lebre, Ignes Augusta Castro Contreiras de Carvalho, Luis Felipe Vásquez Correa, Maryam Arbabzadeh
  • 2014-2015: Tomer Fishman (President), Alfred Wreh, Carolin Bellstedt, Ignes Augusta Castro Contreiras de Carvalho, Luis Felipe Vásquez Correa, Moana Silva Simas
  • 2013-2014: Xiao Li (President), Burak Şen, Carolin Bellstedt, Claire Antalya, Lin Shi, Tomer Fishman
  • 2012-2013: Graham Aid (President), Claire Antalya, Emma Keller, Simone Pereira de Souza, Prakhar Goel, Xiao Li
  • 2011-2012: Susan Spierre (President), Ankit Aggarwal, Emma Keller, Graham Aid, Simone Pereira de Souza, and Yu Li
  • 2010-2011: Catherine Izard (President), Ankit Aggarwal, Dexin Luo, Geoffrey Gilpin, Susan Spierre, Vivian Li

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