Alumni Spotlight Archives - State of the Planet

Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Fralick, Climate Risk Analyst

After graduating from Columbia’s Sustainability Science program, Jeff took a bit of a detour but eventually ended up at his dream job.

by |July 13, 2022
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Alumni Spotlight: Chak Cherdsatirkul

Chak Cherdsatirkul, one of the first two graduates of Columbia’s Sustainability Management program, shares his aspirations, advice, and post-graduate, award-winning projects.

by Chloe Siao |June 8, 2022

Aurora Barone Looks for Equitable Ways to Cut Carbon Emissions

A graduate of Columbia’s Environmental Science and Policy program, Barone works as an economics and policy analyst for Environmental Defense Fund.

by Alexis Earl |May 31, 2022
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Alumni Spotlight: Jake Higdon Bridges the Gap Between Science and Policy Action

A master’s degree from the Environmental Science and Policy program provided him with the skills and experience to shape climate policy in the real world.

by Alexis Earl |March 30, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Brighton Kaoma Supports Young People in Achieving Sustainability Goals

Brighton’s master’s degree from the Environmental Science and Policy program led him to a position as the global youth director for the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network in New York City.

by Alexis Earl |February 28, 2022
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Alumni Spotlight: Marly Isler

Marly Isler, who implements socially and environmentally responsible strategies at Johnson & Johnson, shares how her time in the Sustainability Management program has impacted her journey.

by Chloe Siao |February 22, 2022

Students Secure Funding to Prototype Lamppost Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

A company that grew out of a Sustainability Management class project aims to accelerate EV adoption by making access to chargers more equitable.

by Caroline Horrigan |February 18, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Stacia Carrington Takes on the Wildlife Trafficking Crisis

Her degree in Environmental Science and Policy set her up to make a difference in averting illegal wildlife trade.

by Alexis Earl |January 14, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Sage Solomine Raises Funds for Big Cat Conservation

Sage Solomine leveraged her master’s degree from the Environmental Science and Policy program to achieve her goal of protecting big cats with Panthera.

by Alexis Earl |December 9, 2021
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Alumni Spotlight: Mahak Agrawal

An alumna of the MPA-ESP program, Mahak elaborates on her time at Columbia, discusses her career path in sustainability, and provides advice to current students.

by Sophie Capshaw-Mack |October 15, 2021