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Erb Institute alumni work all over the world and in every sector of society and maintain strong links to the Erb Institute, supporting our work by making donations, sponsoring research, collaborating on new projects, or by serving on the Institute’s External Advisory Board.

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Jose SolisResume

MBA/MS Program 2014

José is passionate about his hometown, Houston. After graduating from Cornell Architecture in 1998, he returned to Texas to positively impact his city. After a brief stint at a small architecture firm, he spent over 11 years at the large international architecture, design, and planning firm, Gensler. While there, he designed building and interiors projects for clients as diverse as Deloitte, Hilton, USAA, Chevron, and the Blaffer Museum at the University of Houston. In addition to designing buildings that increasingly incorporated sustainable systems and strategies, he also volunteered extensively for community arts and design organizations that worked to shape the city into a more livable urban center. From guest editing a design journal to helping reorganize the public arts agency to helping found an organization that will build an interdisciplinary arts center, he spent nearly as much time in his volunteer career as his professional one. In his free time, José enjoys designing, cooking, traveling throughout Italy, and doing nothing at either his parents' ranch or in Marfa, TX. Upon graduation, he plans on returning home to merge the two halves of his career and continue to shape Houston into a more sustainable city where people enjoy living. José spent his sumer 2012 internship working in New Orleans for Jack and Jake's, a startup company that acts as a wholesale distributor for local farmers, ranchers, fishers, and dairy producers in south Louisiana and provides local customers access to fresh, local foods that they might not otherwise. José spent much of his summer developing both a business plan and a preliminary design for a retail market that would focus on strictly on locally produced fresh and prepared foods.

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Ben HammResume

MBA/MS Program 2015

Prior to joining the Erb Institue, Ben served as a nonprofit marketing and communications specialist for several nonprofits, most recently as Institutional Giving Manager for The Trust for Public Land. His current focus is sustainable mobility and the emissions impacts of vehicle automation. Ben graduated from Haverford College with a Bachelor's in Sociology, where he focused on competition policy and Islamic jurisprudence. He has lived and worked internationally on several occasions including as a teacher of sociology in Islamabad, Pakistan. Ben enjoys describing himself in the third person.

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Siobhan Doherty

Senior Manager, Utility Scale Project Finance, North America
MBA/MS Program 2010

Siobhan has five year's experience in the alternative energy industry working across the private, government and non-profit sectors. Prior to Michigan, Siobhan worked for the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) based in San Francisco. CRS is a national non-profit working to build a robust renewable energy market by increasing demand and supply of renewable resources. While at CRS, Siobhan managed the day-to-day administration of the Green-e, the nation’s leading independent renewable energy certification and verification program. The Green-e Program works to expand the market for clean, renewable energy by advancing awareness of renewable energy options and protecting consumers. Siobhan has also assisted in administering the EPA's Energy Star Program, developing a renewable energy program for Shanghai and support ing Rhode Island businesses to purchase renewable energy. Siobhan graduated from Smith College with a B.S. in Government and a minor in Environmental Science and Policy. Siobhan's current interests lie in the area of renewable energy and finance.

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