alumni Archives - State of the Planet

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Alumni Join Forces to Protect Wildlife at Major Conference in Panama

Three Environmental Science and Policy alumni worked to protect wild fauna and flora threatened by the international trade at a major wildlife conference in November.

by |December 23, 2022

How Electric Vehicle Chargers Can Help Make Cities More Equitable and Resilient

Ensuring equal access to smart charging stations can help tackle transit deserts, local air pollution, and climate resilience in underserved neighborhoods

by Luke Mairo |October 21, 2022

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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Coming This Fall: Opinion Writing Workshop for Alumni

The five-week workshop for alumni of the Climate School and the School of Professional Studies will be taught by science journalist Claudia Dreifus.

by Chloe Siao |June 9, 2022
Chak Cherdsatirkul

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

Sal Brzozowski Thinks That Every Job is a Climate Job

An alum of the M.A. in Climate and Society program, Sal is a hair stylist working to promote decarbonization legislation and a climate movement that includes everyone.

by Suzie Hicks |May 11, 2022
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Beyond Climate Change: What Happens Once We Control the Global Thermostat?

We’re developing the tools to slow and reverse climate change. If we succeed, our species will be managing the planet’s atmosphere indefinitely.

by Kevin Webb |December 14, 2021

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
Kimberley Miner

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Kimberley Miner

MPA-ESP alumna Dr. Kimberley Miner has spent her career understanding earth and climate systems to better predict and mitigate the effects of climate change.

by Delaney Wellington |July 27, 2021
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As Electric Cars Drop in Price, They Could Become Vehicles of Racial Equity

The rapid spread of electric vehicles will help to reduce deadly air pollution in communities historically burdened by environmental injustice.

by Daryush Nourbaha |May 11, 2021