SustainIN Advisors

Meet the SustainIN Advisors, who have provided professional guidance over the course of both SustainIN Capstone courses.


John Gallman

John Gallman

John was born in 1938 in what was then the free city of Danzig. His father was a career Foreign Service Office, so he lived in several countries as a child. John has a BA from Yale, 1960. Work experience includes a stint as a reporter for the Worcester Telegram, Worcester Mass., and then eight years with The Johns Hopkins University Press in various capacities. In 1970 John came to IU as Editorial Director of the University Press, Director from 1976 until retirement in 2000. He then joined the Sycamore Land Trust during a time of rapid growth and transition and was privileged to serve three terms as President. He probably has too many interests and diversions to be expert at any of them. John loves being out of doors, birding, gardening, existing in the moment. His hope is that the Capstone/SPEA/HEC alliance will evolve into a major force for improving Indiana’s environment.

Jelling LaiJelling Lai

As a project manager at an environmental consulting firm, Jelling Lai primarily sustains the health, safety and environmental management systems through program development and implementation and regulatory compliance at an engine research and testing facility. Her professional experiences range from collaborating with cities on building energy efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction calculations and low impact development to conducting groundwater, indoor air and soil investigation and remediation. With a B.S. in Environmental Science with a Geology emphasis, Jelling graduated with MPA-MSES from SPEA in 2009, concentrating in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management and Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology and Risk Assessment. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Jelling moved to Penang, Malaysia at age 9 and discovered her passion for food, cultures, and the environment growing up in the tropics. She now spends her spare time reading, hiking, swimming, cooking, playing video games and traveling.