alumni Archives - State of the Planet

Alum Helps Build the Business Case for Sustainability

Watson Millison’s degree in Sustainability Management has come in handy now that he’s a member of the corporate sustainability team at JetBlue Airways.

by |May 16, 2018

Alum Explores Intersection of Sustainability and Urban Economic Development

MS in Sustainability Management alum Monica Munn has nearly 10 years of experience working to design and execute programs that make cities more sustainable, resilient, and economically inclusive.

by |April 26, 2018
sailboat unplastify cruise

Sailing Across the Atlantic In Search of a Solution to Our Plastic Problem

In mid-April, Agustina Besada will embark on a journey to #unplastify the world.

by |April 6, 2018

Palm Oil in the Amazon: Threat or Opportunity?

Small migratory farming is responsible for 70% of the annual deforestation in Peru. Can palm oil address this problem and lead the change towards sustainable development in the Peruvian Amazon?

by |February 28, 2018
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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

Alumna Shares Her Experience as a Fulbright Scholar 

MJ Engel is an alumna of Columbia’s Undergraduate Sustainable Development Program and a U.S. Fulbright Scholar currently studying in China.

by |September 29, 2017

Alumni Startup Brings Pay-as-you-Go Solar Energy to Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, only 1 percent of rural citizens have access to electricity. Easy Solar, founded by graduates of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, hopes to change that.

by |September 25, 2017

With Fulbright Grant, Alum Will Study Arctic Ocean Protection

David Prieto, 2015 graduate of the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program, has been awarded a Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Grant focused on interdisciplinary issues across the Arctic.

by |August 8, 2017

MSSM Alum Named to 2017 GreenBiz ’30 Under 30′

Sustainability Management alum Courtney Small has been identified as a rising leader in the field of sustainable business and has been named to the Green Biz “30 Under 30” list.

by |June 13, 2017

Getting the Tools to Get Hired

Alan Burchell is the founder and principal of Urbanstrong, which he started shortly after graduating from Columbia’s Master of Science in Sustainability Management program in 2014. When choosing courses, Alan encourages MSSM students to fill up their tool belts. In his experience, “Knowledge is great, but tools get you hired.” Alan recommends to take classes that will teach you a transferable skill.

by |June 1, 2017