alumni Archives - State of the Planet

recording glacier sounds

Alum Records Glacier Sounds in Peru

Gustavo Valdivia’s work helps people to connect with the natural world in a different way.

by |January 3, 2019

Alum Explores the Role of Corporate Sustainability Internationally

Sustainability Management alumna Mitika Bajpai is a corporate sustainability strategist in India.

by |October 12, 2018

Alum Launches First-Ever Shared Electric Mopeds in New York City

With his passion for energy and sustainability, Frank Reig, an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum, is working to make urban transit “fast, affordable and way more fun.”

by |August 20, 2018

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
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

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