EI Student Profiles Archives - State of the Planet

Closing the Loop on Urban Food Waste

Riyana Razalee, a current student in the MS in Sustainability Management program, is building from the ground up a career in agriculture and food systems.

by |October 3, 2019

Marly Isler: From International Sailor to Environmentalist

Before enrolling in the Sustainability Management program, Marly Isler was a member of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Development Team.

by |March 8, 2019

Learning to Address Sustainability in Corporate Decision-Making

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.

by |March 1, 2019

Student Spotlight: A Shift From Education to Environmental Science and Policy

Pivoting from a career in high school science education, Sid Tulsiani hopes to engage with issues of climate change and energy.

by |November 12, 2018

Student Spotlight: Bringing 30 Years of Experience From the New York Sustainability World

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.

by |June 22, 2018

Applying Sustainability Management Skills and Tools on a Daily Basis

MS in Sustainability Management student Minelly De Coo transitioned from solving engineering challenges to working on citywide climate change adaptation strategies.

by |May 10, 2018

Steering Wealth Towards Sustainable Investing

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.

by |June 29, 2017

An Integrated Approach to Sustainability

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.

by |February 9, 2017
Current MS in Sustainability Management Student Jordan Chan

Engaging Sustainability Initiatives in Schools

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.

by |May 26, 2016

Scaling-up Sustainability in NYC School Buildings

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.

by |May 11, 2016