Laura Piraino, Author at State of the Planet

SIPA Israel Delegation Trip: Cooperation through Sustainability

This student-led initiative takes graduate students to Israel for a rich exchange of ideas. This year’s trip focused on environmentalism, resource management, and climate change.

by |February 14, 2018
Alex Hofmann

Innovating for Sustainability: Alex Hofmann

A graduate of Columbia’s Environmental Science and Policy program explains how his studies have helped him in his work in the energy sector.

by |January 30, 2018
Sara Kaddoura

Sara Kaddoura: Exploring Sustainability in Business

An alum explains how Columbia’s Environmental Science and Policy program prepared her for a job incorporating sustainability practices at Loreal.

by |January 24, 2018

Mima Mendoza: Spearheading Change After Typhoon Ketsana

Mendoza’s interest in climate policy piqued after Typhoon Ketsana devastated her hometown in the Philippines. Now she’s a student in Columbia’s Environmental Science and Policy masters program.

by |January 5, 2018

Professor Dong Guo: China, Peer Effect and Sustainability

Sustainability isn’t just about the environment. Guo explains how social and economic factors, like employment and education, fit in.

by |December 8, 2017

Greener on the Other Side: ESP Students’ Sustainability Podcast

Students from the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program at SIPA have produced a podcast called “Greener on the Other Side,” on sustainability, climate change, and the environment.

by |November 28, 2017

From Columbia to Climate Adaptation Director: Alumnus Jon Philipsborn

A graduate of Columbia’s Environmental Science and Policy MPA program tells us about his job as a climate adaption practice director at AECOM.

by |November 14, 2017

Student Plans to Transform Urban Farming

Alexander Rudnicki is earning a master’s in Environmental Science and Policy in order to shape the future of the burgeoning urban agriculture industry.

by |October 6, 2017

From Oil Exploration to Sustainability Specialist

Emily Poorvin used to discover new drill sites for oil and gas companies; now she’s earning a masters degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia.

by |August 31, 2017

Why This Marine Corps Veteran is Studying Sustainability Policy

Mike Tuckfelt is a current MPA in Environmental Science and Policy student and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. In an interview, he talks about his goal of learning how to influence sustainability policy and how to educate decision-makers about sustainability issues.

by |August 7, 2017