Zoe Need, Class of 2018 and Class of 2019, is a first year Accelerated dual Master of Public Affairs - Master of Science in Environmental Science student at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs with a major in Environmental Management and a minor in Studio Art. Zoe is an Indiana University Founders Scholar, a member of the Hutton Honors College, and a School of Public and Environmental Affairs Honors student. In addition to being an Associate Justice of the Court, Zoe is also a part of the Indiana University Bicentennial Project and heavily involved in sustainability initiatives on campus and around Bloomington, her hometown.
Zoe is a strong believer in evidence-based policy making, which led her to the court and has fostered her interests of environmental studies and public service. During her time at Indiana University so far she has worked in a biology lab, studied trees on campus for her undergraduate thesis, studied abroad, and acted as a teaching assistant for statistics. Zoe has also worked in on-campus offices and programs including the Office of Sustainability, Themester, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and the Office of the First Year Experience. Most recently, she spent a semester in Washington, D.C. studying governmental affairs and working for the United States Forest Service in their national office. She spent this past summer serving for AmeriCorps. Zoe is looking forward to serving on the Court and being home in Bloomington again, where she can spend time with her very adorable cat named Salem.