Before enrolling in the Sustainability Management program, Marly Isler was a member of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Development Team.
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As a corporate consultant, Pol Lezcano saw how critical sustainability was becoming in corporate decision-making. He enrolled in Columbia’s Sustainability Management program to learn how to tackle this issue.
Pivoting from a career in high school science education, Sid Tulsiani hopes to engage with issues of climate change and energy.
Evelyn Reis is a student in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program and is returning to school after almost 30 years at the NYC Department of Sanitation.
MS in Sustainability Management student Minelly De Coo transitioned from solving engineering challenges to working on citywide climate change adaptation strategies.
Sustainability Management student Dazzle Bhujwala has over 15 years of global Wealth Management experience with leading international banks. He believes financial institutions need to incorporate sustainable investing.
Master of Science in Sustainability Management student Celine Gaasrud was attracted to the opportunity to combine courses in different areas to explore and solve sustainability challenges. She intends to maintain an international perspective and work on implementing solutions to achieve sustainable development.
Master of Science in Sustainability Management student Jordan Chan knows that professionals involved in sustainability are passionate about what they do. She suggests reaching out to companies and people in positions of interest for an informational interview. That’s actually how she landed a job at PepsiCo, where she is responsible for developing programs for colleges and universities to assist schools advance their sustainability goals.
Joe Chavez is the deputy director of optimization and energy manager for the New York City Department of Education’s Division of School Facilities. In a little over a year, he has managed to double enrollment and participation in the department’s Demand Response program.
MSSM student Ajay Ranjith Vempati believes that the most important skill he has acquired is understanding the needs of stakeholders and their influence on the implementation of sustainability practices and translating sustainability solutions into dollar impacts.