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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


“I believe in being a catalyst for (re)imaging the world; helping to transform today’s community into a more sustainable one.”

ASU has been a champion for sustainability since Dr. Crow's commitment led to the establishment of the nation’s first School of Sustainability in 2006. Since then, ASU has been making huge strides to develop, embed, and scale sustainable practices throughout the institution. This is reflective in ASU’s status as #6 in Sierra Club’s Cool School Ranking. Serving as a Student Involvement Coordinator, Kendon works with student leaders to raise awareness among the student body about sustainability practices and policies. He is instrumental in identifying pathways and opportunities through which students can engage in leadership outlets and practical experiences within the context of sustainability. In addition, Kendon supports and encourages students and student organizations to develop programs, competitions, and educational materials on sustainability related topics. With the majority of the hard infrastructure in place, ASU is now poised to elevate the profile of sustainability through it’s most valuable and thirsty assets; our students.

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 interested in leveraging his experience and place to encourage use-inspired research and innovative solutions to economic and social challenges while embedding sustainable practice culture into higher education, private corporations, and public administration.

Kendon has worked as a thought leader across the spectrum of sustainability. He has been on the forefront of desert water policy, global corporate social impact, and urban resiliency in three nationally recognized research centers. He 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.


Arizona State University

Master of Education: Higher and Postsecondary Education (2016)


Arizona State University

Bachelor's 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 university mobility and strengthen security
  • Analyze public and institutional decision making under uncertainty
Research Group
  • Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN)
  • Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC)
  • Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative (WSSI)
  • Value-based scenarios of water governance and use in Central Arizona: Possible Pathways for Future Development (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

Peer-to-Peer Educator Programs

  • i•m(power) Mentors: Building Resilient Learners
  • Achieving Net Zero: The Brick and Mortar of Behavior


  • Myths of Food Waste
  • Changemaker Maps - Reaching Beyond the Choir
  • Leading through a Green Lens
  • Green Events Training: A Guide in 3 easy steps
  • Sustainability in Action: ASU Student Pavilion
Honors / Awards

Dean's List Honoree

Recognized by the ASU’s Sustainability Dean’s List for achieving and maintaining an excelling GPA.

Repeat Honoree: 2010, 2011 and 2012 (all years attainable during undergraduate program)

Aug 2012, School of Sustainability at Arizona State University


Programmer of the Year

Voted "Programmer of the Year" by ASU University Housing for the creation and execution of a pan-campus event that engaged three-hundred students on multiple levels of awareness, organized over seventy staff members and twelve external vendors, and managed $15,000 of funding from multiple sources.

May 2011, University Housing at Arizona State University


Regent High Endorsement Honoree

Honored in the ASU Regent High Honors Endorsement for outstanding GPA and exceeding AIMS scores throughout secondary school and the continued maintenance of a high GPA.

Repeat Honoree: 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012

Aug 2009

Arizona Board of Regents


Best Program of the Year

Voted 'Best Program of the Year' by Barrett Housing Leadership Staff for the creation of an educational program that celebrated cultural identify, promoted healthy grieving practices, and engaged a diverse socio-economic community.

Jan 2013, Barrett, the Honors College


Giving is Living Fellowship Receipient

Awarded the Giving is Living Fellowship to promote "Sustainable Community Education." Application materials highlighted capacity for enabling change through local leadership roles, including but not limited to service as...
1. Vice Chair of the City of Tempe's Sustainability Commission
2. Outreach Coordinator for the ASU School of Sustainability Alumni Chapter
3. Chair of Finance for the Honors Society for Sustainability
4. Youth Enrichment Coordinator for Tempe Sister Cities

Aug 2015, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College


City of Tempe Sustainability Commission

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

ASU School of Sustainability Alumni Chapter

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

Desert Botanical Gardens

  • Monarch Council: 2017 - Present
  • Sustainability Initiatives Taskforce: 2017 - 2019

Tempe Sister Cities

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

Higher Education Student Association

  • Chair of Socials: 2015 - 2016

Honors Society for Sustainability Alumni Chapter

  • Chair of Finances: 2015 - 2016

Healthy Youth inc.

  • Internship and Recruitement Coordinator: 2011 - 2013