Zach 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 Stewart 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, Zach continues to caddy at the South Bend Country Club.
From November 2016 - January 2017 Zach worked as a UPS driver helper during the peak holiday season. He would ride in the package car and assist the driver in the safe and efficient delivery of holiday packages to homes in the South Bend area.
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 @realZachStewart