Tag: alumni profiles

Capstone Project Prepares Alum for Energy Efficiency Career

by | 4.30.2015 at 3:33pm
MS in Sustainability Management alum Marisa Hanson ('14)

Sustainability Management alumna Marisa Hanson (’14) has gone from working on a capstone workshop project to design a national building retrofit program for Montenegro to a role as program specialist for a residential energy efficiency program in Santa Barbara, CA. Marisa has focused her sustainability career on making a significant difference on a local level.

ESP Alum Works to Bring Better Environmental Standards to Oil and Gas Industry

by | 4.9.2015 at 1:17pm
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Josh Garrett, a 2012 graduate of the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program, serves as the Director of Communications for Equitable Origin, a firm based in New York. Through his work with Equitable Origin (or EO), Josh works to educate people about how to transform the oil industry for a safer, cleaner future.

Sustainability Management Alum Directs Energy towards Renewables

by | 3.18.2015 at 4:15pm
MS in Sustainability Management alum Jason Prince ('14)

Jason Prince (’14) now works at Karbone, an integrated renewable energy and environmental markets company, as the Director of Research. Before joining the program, he worked as a wilderness guide in his native Canada, taking young people on backcountry canoe trips, which emphasized leave-no-trace practices. Jason has also worked for a non-profit organization that focused on community development in Central America, where he undertook a project to integrate small-scale solar installations at schools, and to promote the use of sustainable building materials.

MPA Alum Focuses on Solar Energy

by | 2.19.2015 at 1:11pm
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In her role as a New York State Solar Ombudsman for the City University of New York at Sustainable CUNY , Erica Helson (MPA-ESP ’14) is applying skills she learned in the program to further her career in advancing solar energy in the city of New York. Prior to joining the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program, Erica served as an Americorps Volunteer as well as a Preparedness Education Manager for the American Red Cross. Erica hopes to apply her degree toward a future in environmental policy implementation, working alongside her MPA-ESP colleagues.

Alum Focuses on Future of Sustainability Technology & Climate Resilience

by | 1.15.2015 at 12:19pm
M.S. in Sustainability Management alumnus Gregory Falco ('12)

Gregory Falco, an alumnus of the first graduating class of Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) program, recently published a paper, entitled Climate Resilience Goes Digital, illustrating cutting-edge concepts on the future of digital climate resilience, which he hopes will transform the sustainability industry. Prior to attending the MSSM program, Greg was a Sustainability Strategist at Accenture; but upon the completion of his degree, he was promoted to become one of the youngest executives at Accenture at the age of 24. He hopes to continue to be part of the solution where sustainability goals are met through the strategic use of digital technologies.

MPA Alum Focuses on a Green Future for New York City

by | 1.6.2015 at 5:52pm
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Through her role as a Parks Analyst with the New York City Department Parks and Recreation, Katie Edmond (MPA-ESP ’14) is working toward a greener future for New Yorkers in high-need communities.

MS Alum Leads Green Initiatives at McGraw Hill Financial

by | 12.18.2014 at 10:49am
Jaclyn Bouchard

Master of Science in Sustainability Management alum, Jaclyn Bouchard (’14) came into the program with an academic background in biology and energy management and professional experience working for sustainability-focused startup companies. The analytical and collaborative skills that Jaclyn acquired from the program propelled her to become the Manager of Corporate Responsibility at McGraw Hill Financial, one of the leading companies in credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics. Jaclyn hopes to continue the McGraw Hill Financial’s efficiency projects and initiatives through her position.

MPA Alum Focuses on China’s Energy System

by | 12.12.2014 at 5:29pm
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In his role as an Economic Analyst at the Environmental Defense Fund, Sheng Yan (MPA-ESP ’13) is able to combine his scientific knowledge and management skills to create long-term change in his native China.

MPA Alumnus Honored with NASPAA Spotlight Award

by | 11.21.2014 at 1:00pm
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Todd Miner, a 2011 alumnus of the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program, was honored by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration for his work as the Director of Friends of Rockaway, an organization devoted to recovery after Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

MPA Alum Makes Community Impact Through Urban Agriculture

by | 11.14.2014 at 2:00pm
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For Rebecca Kline, a 2008 alumna of the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program, making a difference in her community involves changing the way local community members eat and think about food.