Author: Alyssa Rome

Alyssa Rome

Alyssa Rome is the Program Manager for the M.S. in Sustainability Management Program at the Earth Institute. The M.S. in Sustainability Management, co-sponsored by the Earth Institute and Columbia’s School of Continuing Education, trains students to tackle complex and pressing environmental and managerial challenges. The program requires the successful completion of 36 credit points. Those credit points are divided among five comprehensive content areas: integrative sustainability management, economics and quantitative analysis, the physical dimensions of sustainability, the public policy environment of sustainability management, and general and financial management.

Featured Video: Sustainability Management Alumni Advance Careers

by | 9.24.2014 at 1:53pm
MS in Sustainability Management alum Adam Gordon works as a

Alumni of the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program are cultivating meaningful careers in both the public and private spheres. The featured video highlights alums working in a variety of capacities including Erin McNally (’13), a Project Manager and Energy Efficiency Consultant at Luthin Associates; Adam Gordon (’14), an Account Manager for Supply Chain at CDP; Henry Gordon-Smith (’13), the Director of Global Strategy at Blue Planet Environmental; and Masika Henson (’14), a fellow at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

MS Student Prepares for Career as Corporate Sustainability Strategist

by | 9.18.2014 at 3:18pm
MS in Sustainability Management student Ame Igharo

Current Master of Science in Sustainability Management student Ame Igharo is new to the field of sustainability but in her time at Columbia has developed a deeper understanding of the subject and the skills necessary for her to succeed in her goal of becoming a corporate sustainability strategist.

Sustainability Management Alum Transitions to Career in Public Sector

by | 9.11.2014 at 11:38am
MS in Sustainability Management alum Harry McLellan ('14)

Master of Science in Sustainability Management alum Harry McLellan (’14) has always had an interest in the built environment. Prior to joining the program, he worked as a construction lawyer for 25 years. Now, working as a Senior Counsel in the Law Department of the City of New York’s Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division, Harry hopes to integrate environmental concerns by promoting public works projects.

Authors of Clean Air Act to Teach New Law Class

by | 8.21.2014 at 3:26pm
Leon G. Billings (left) and Thomas C. Jorling (right) will be teaching the Origins of Environmental Law class in the M.S. in Sustainability Management Program this fall.

In the 1970s, Congress enacted a series of environmental laws that defined the direction and character of environmental policy. This fall, the writers of that legislation will teach a new class at Columbia dedicated to the process that led to these seminal laws.

Reframing the Conversation on Industrial Energy Efficiency

by | 8.15.2014 at 3:45pm
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A graduate student team from Columbia University including Mark Wolf of the M.S. in Sustainability Management program was tasked by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to research more effective ways of increasing the scope of energy efficiency improvements in the U.S. industrial sector. Their aim: to significantly capitalize on the $180 billion opportunity and reduce associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a business-as-usual approach.

Sustainability Management Student Association Welcomes New President

by | 8.13.2014 at 10:47am
M.S. in Sustainability Management student Prerna Chatterjee

Current M.S. in Sustainability Management student Prerna Chatterjee first became interested in sustainability when she worked as a Carbon Footprint Analyst in Germany after earning her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. Recently, Prerna was elected to be the President of the Sustainability Management Student Association where she and her fellow board members work to keep MSSM students connected to the field outside of the classroom through organizing a variety of professional and networking events throughout the academic year. Prerna believes that sustainability should be considered a way of life and hopes that the program will prepare her to bring this philosophy to the work she does after graduation.

Apply Now for Fall Curriculum Grading Assistant Posts

by | 6.17.2014 at 11:52am

The Sustainability Management program is seeking candidates for the following Curriculum & Grading Assistant (CGA) positions for fall 2014. Please see the attachment for specifics on each position, as qualifications and time commitments may differ. Applications are due by Tuesday, July 1st at 5:00pm.

Congratulations to the MPA in Environmental Science & Policy Class of 2014

by | 6.3.2014 at 3:53pm
The MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Class of 2014 pause for a quick photo in the International Affairs Building prior to commencement.

The MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program bid farewell to the class of 2014 on May 22 as the students celebrated their graduation from the School of International and Public Affairs.

ESP Students Tackle Tough Environmental Problems

by | 5.7.2014 at 5:12pm
The presenters for the six workshop groups pause for a photo after the final presentations. (Photo: Igor Valdenbenito)

On April 30, students in the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy presented their initial findings for the Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Policy Analysis. This semester’s workshop projects dealt with topics ranging from natural disaster resilience to evaluating the success of solar incentive programs.

Sustainability Management Students Present Research Results

by | 5.7.2014 at 3:09pm
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Each semester, M.S. in Sustainability Management students must draw on both the practical skills and the analytical knowledge they have gained in order to address crucial sustainability management issues as consultants for a real-world client as part of the Integrative Capstone Workshop. Last week, students made presentations earlier this week about projects that they are conducting on renewable energy, climate resilience, sustainable investment, urban agriculture and environmental management systems. The clients range from the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation to the Federal Transit Administration.