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Kendon Jung

FDM FM Zero Waste
Program Manager
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5112
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Design, Environment and the Arts (Design)
Herberger Institute

Biography: 

Kendon Jung is a designer of zero waste enterprises and a sustainability scholar. His vision is to make sustainable futures universally accessible & usable, and empower every individual to achieve their highest potential. He has been on the forefront of desert water policy, global corporate social impact, and urban resiliency in three nationally recognized research centers. Kendon has extensive experience working local businesses, non-profits, and public agencies to achieve sustainability goals. And most recently, Kendon is serving as the Chair for the City of Tempe's Sustainability Commission, employing innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and long-term visioning to help guide Tempe towards a more sustainable future.

Kendon Jung graduated from ASU with a Bachelor's in Sustainable Urban Dynamics (2013) and a Master's in Higher and Postsecondary Education (2016). He is now pursuing a doctorate to explore how design can create holistic environments that elevate sustainable lifestyles. Kendon is a versatile and driven leader that can handle the numerous and varied responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. He is a strategic, goal-oriented professional who thrives building new initiatives. Kendon has consistently demonstrated detail-oriented organization skills, building capacity through interdisciplinary stakeholder engagement, and cultivated scalable solutions through creative problem-solving in every aspect of his professional experiences.

But above all else, Kendon is relentless in his commitment to and pursuit of sustainable solutions for all.

Education: 

Arizona State University

  • Doctorate of Philosophy: Design, Environment, and the Arts (Projected: Spring 2025)
  • Master of Education: Higher and Postsecondary Education (2016)
  • Bachelor of Arts: Sustainable Urban Dynamics (2013)
Research Interests: 
  • Design and embed sustainable systems to positively impact human behavior
  • Policy development to support environmental and educational governance reform
  • Integrate nano-techonology capabilities to increase enterprise mobility and strengthen security
  • Analyze public and organization decision making under uncertainty
Research Group: 
  • Transformation Lab (links): 2020 - Present
  • Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN): 2016
  • Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative (WSSI): 2016
  • Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC): 2011-2012
Publications: 
  • Value-based scenarios of water governance and use in Central Arizona: Possible Pathways for Future Development Poster (site)
  • Envisioning water futures in the greater Phoenix area: What do we want the future to look like? Poster (site)
Research Activity: 
  • Evaluating the Impacts of Zero Waste Initiatives on Fan Beliefs and Behaviors at Sporting Events (site)
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
LIA 194Special Topics
Honors / Awards: 
Professional Associations: 
Board: 

City of Tempe Sustainability Commission

  • Chair: 2018 - Present
  • Vice Chair: 2015 - 2018
  • Water Subcommittee: 2017 - 2018

Desert Botanical Gardens

  • Monarch Council: 2016 - 2021
  • Sustainability Initiatives Taskforce: 2017 - 2019

NASPA Sustainability Knowledge Community

  • Board Member: 2018 - 2021

ASU School of Sustainability Alumni Chapter

  • Honorary Board Member: 2015 - 2016; 2017 - 2019
  • Outreach and Engagement Coordinator: 2016 - 2017

Tempe Sister Cities

  • Board Member: 2017 - 2019
  • Sustainability Chair: 2016 - 2017
  • One Young World Representative: 2016
  • Volunteer: 2011 - 2017