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Jake Bielecki

Project Engineer, Philadelphia Refinery
Sunoco Inc.
MBA/MS Program 2012

Jake is pursuing a career in business development and strategy in the alternative energy space with a focus on technology commercialization. Prior to enrolling at the University of Michigan, Jake worked at Sunoco's Philadelphia Refinery as a project manager, where he led matrix teams in development, design and implementation of multi-million dollar capital projects. Last summer, Jake worked for DTE Energy in the Renewable Energy group participating in both the early-stage and commercial aspects of renewable energy development. Jake earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University. In his spare time, Jake enjoys exploring and photographing the world, ideally in tandem with either hiking or snowboarding.

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Jason Sekhon

McKinsey & Company
MBA/MS Program 2014

Jason is interested in the role incentives play in sustainability. He is pursuing a career in strategy and environmental policy, particularly as they relate to the energy and transportation industries. In 2013, Jason interned in Toyota's Strategy Department, developing the business case for in-vehicle technology and studying the effect of corporate philanthropy on branding. In 2012, Jason participated in the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps, where he worked at Pfizer on environmental strategy and building efficiency projects. Before joining Erb, he worked in the healthcare IT field at McKesson Corporation in Atlanta, first as a Support Analyst then as a Financial/Business Analyst. Although originally from Kentucky, Jason studied IT Management and Finance at Georgia Tech and found his niche as a translator between business and technical individuals. In his spare time, Jason enjoys skiing, traveling, gaming, and late night conversations about answers to life, the universe, and everything else.

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Rachana Shah (Patel)Resume

MBA/MS Program 2012

Rachana has a background in and appreciation for information technology and systems analysis and design. She first wants to see where technological innovation can be enhanced by behavior change in order to achieve sustainable development. Then, she'd like to investigate the best strategies to motivate widespread behavior change, drawing on Marketing and Communication principles. In addition to her MS/MBA degrees, she also holds a Certificate in Complex Systems as she recognizes that the increasing complexity of sustainability and consumption issues require another dimension of leadership. Her professional experience consists of consulting within Deloitte’s SAP Practice and doing business and infrastructure analysis at both Banc of America Securities and Citigroup. She received a B.S. from NYU’s Stern School of Business. She loves cultural immersions as she has lived in both Madrid and Rio de Janeiro. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Gujarati, and some Hindi.

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