Caitlin Powell, 2008 Udall Scholar

Caitlin Powell

Caitlin Powell, a junior year construction management major with a business administration minor from Minnetonka, Minn., plans to pursue a master's of design science in sustainable design. Powell participates in several sustainable and green building organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Fair, and is the president of the Emerging Green Builders of Northern Colorado.

Powell passionate about sustainable design

Powell competed on Colorado State's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) student competition team, taking second in the nation, and has passed the LEED professional exam - a feat for seasoned professionals.

Powell also works with The National Center for Craftsmanship on "DeConstruct." The project involves dismantling and recycling three homes; it also trains people to become skilled craftsmen while minimizing the amount of waste in landfills.