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Sarah ShapiroResume

Consultant
Deloitte Consulting
MBA/MS Program 2011

Sarah is focusing her studies on corporate environmental strategy and finance with a particular focus on climate change adaptation. She spent last summer working for Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations practice where she will return after graduation. During the summer of 2009, Sarah was a Climate Corps Fellow at Cisco Systems through a partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund where she identified $2MM in energy efficiency savings. Prior to attending Michigan, she worked for ICF International in Washington, DC, in their Climate Change Services group. At ICF, Sarah provided support to EPA and other public and private sector clients on climate change adaptation and mitigation, and greenhouse gas accounting. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from Cornell University’s Engineering School.

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Alanya SchofieldResume

Strategy, Communications & Continuous Improvement Director, Emerging Techno
Duke Energy
MBA/MS Program 2011

Alanya received a B.A. from Yale University and worked in green building and sustainable development prior to enrolling at the University of Michigan. While at Michigan Alanya focused on operations, corporate strategy/business development, and policy within the utility/renewable energy industry. As part of the business school curriculum, Alanya undertook a 7-week business development project for Energy Conversion Devices/UNI-SOLAR identifying new potential product applications and developing business case analyses for the most promising applications. For her 2009 summer internship with SRG Global, an automotive trim supplier, Alanya identified renewable energy products that are a strategic fit for the company’s engineering and manufacturing capabilities. As part of her 2010 summer internship through GE’s Renewable Energy Leadership Program, Alanya identified opportunities to decrease GE’s wind turbine maintenance costs and increase customer value through analysis of best practice research and customer outreach. Alanya’s Master’s Project with Southern Company focused on helping to refine the company’s renewable energy strategy based upon cost-benefit analysis of integrating renewable energy generation into the firm’s portfolio under various policy scenarios. After graduating from Michigan, Alanya joined Duke Energy's two-year leadership rotational program in Charlotte, NC -- completing rotations in the Office of the Chairman & CEO (Special Projects), Corporate Communications, Integrated Resource Planning and Regulated Renewable Strategy. Alanya is currently leading the Emerging Technology Office's strategy, communications, and continuous improvement efforts. In her free time, Alanya enjoys traveling, road biking, reading, and baking.

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Jonathan Dwight Forrester

Senior Director, Origination and Marketing
BrightSourceEnergy
MBA/MS Program 2005

Jonathan Forrester, a Principal in the Structured Transactions group at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, focuses on renewable energy (RPS) procurement and carbon market development. In his current role, Jon leads structuring and negotiating for complex renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs). Jon also served on the core team and in an advisory procurement role for ClimateSmart, a voluntary carbon offset program, and helped develop PG&E’s strategy for advanced renewable technologies. Prior to joining PG&E, Jon held positions or consulted on a number of wind energy, energy efficiency, and climate change projects for Fortune 500 and government clients. Jon graduated from the University of Michigan's Erb Institute earning an MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and a Master of Environmental Science at the School of Natural Resources and Environment. Jon likes to ski fast.

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