Val Schull is a fifth year PhD student in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Their current research focuses on developing and enhancing modeling tools for water quality management and decision-making using a Food-Energy-Water nexus framework. They are originally from the San Joaquin Valley in California. They completed a B.S. degree at Cornell University, double majoring in biological engineering and natural resources. During their free time, Val enjoys training for competitive powerlifting, and holds the RPS Indiana State records for women's raw classic squat, bench, and deadlift in the professional 198lb weight class.
As PGSG Diversity Officer, Val represents graduate students in the Equity and Diversity Committee in the University Senate, as well as works with the Division of Diversity and Inclusion to ensure that graduate student concerns related to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion are heard