Zach Stewart is a senator in the Purdue Student Government representing the College of Liberal Arts. He is also an Evans Scholar, the founder of Riley REAP, and a STEM education advocate.
Zach graduated from James Whitcomb Riley High School in South Bend, IN where he worked to expand the school's PLTW program by founding the Riley Engineering Ambassador Program. He was awarded the Outstanding Engineering Student award in his senior year.
For 3 years, from 2015-2017, Zach worked with the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem (University of Notre Dame internship), partnering with neighborhood organizations, area high schools and universities, neighbors, and the city to build sustainable neighborhoods in South Bend. The Bowman Creek project is part of the city's involvement with the national MetroLab network.
Zach began caddying at the South Bend Country Club in April of 2015. In February of 2017, he was awarded the Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies: a full-ride scholarship to Purdue University. Now, on the summer weekends when home from Purdue, he continues to caddy at the same club.
Currently, Zach is a Building Manager at the Krach Leadership Center and an intern with the Center for C-SPAN Scholarship & Engagement, both on Purdue's campus. He was also recently elected as the VP of Communications for the Purdue Evans Scholars house.
Zach is studying Political Science with a minor in Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University as an Evans Scholar.
Connect with Zach on Twitter at @SenZachStewart for Student Senate updates or at @NewZachStewart for everything else.