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Alumni Spotlight: Professor Kimberly Oremus

Her studies at Columbia help her to bridge the divide between the natural sciences and human behavior, so that she can implement more effective sustainability solutions.

by Madeleine Lemos |April 13, 2021

Alumni Spotlight: Pooja Chawda, Decarbonizing the Future by Cultivating Interconnectedness

Her degree in Sustainability Manage helps her to fuse policy with environment and social justice.

by |September 3, 2020

Alumni Spotlight: Donald Wissell Fuses Finance and Sustainability

According to Wissell, sustainability and finance require the same skills, including innovative thinking, problem solving, and public education. 

by |September 1, 2020
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Alumni Spotlight: Diana McCarthy-Bercury Leads Sustainability in Branford, CT

She uses her Sustainability Management degree every day as the town’s sustainability and compliance manager.

by Chandler Precht |August 18, 2020
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Alumni Spotlight: Elena Belletti Finds Economic Solutions for Environmental Protection

She’s helping countries improve sustainability while achieving their development goals.

by Joshua Cooper |June 23, 2020
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Jessica Haller: Alum, Climate Activist, and City Council Contender

The Environmental Science and Policy alum is running for New York City Council on a platform that emphasizes sustainability, resilience, and equity.

by Greg Hopper |April 24, 2020

Alumni Spotlight: Lili Gao, Energy Consultant

An Environmental Science and Policy graduate discusses how the program prepared her for the challenges ahead in her work helping electric and water utilities transform their business.

by Greg Hopper |March 10, 2020
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Earth Institute Alumni Helped Launch Etsy Carbon Offset Initiative

The major e-commerce site is the first to offset 100% of its carbon emissions from shipping — and two Sustainability Management graduates helped to make it happen.

by |June 4, 2019

Mah Sissoko: Integrating Sustainability with Finance

An alumna explains how the masters program in Sustainability Management has helped her career.

by |April 18, 2019

Creating a Global and Unified Perspective on Infrastructure

Growing up in Africa, Catarina Carvalho was impressed by how people’s lifestyles transformed as infrastructure developed over time. She wanted to be a part of that phenomenon.

by |February 22, 2019