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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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Michael Hartley

Commercial Sales Manager
Standard Solar
MBA/MS Program 2009

Mike is interested in partnering with corporations to develop profitable sustainability initiatives utilizing energy efficiency, renewable energy systems, and corporate strategies that address climate change. Before coming to Michigan, Mike was an Associate with ICF International in Washington, DC, a firm providing consulting and technology services to public sector clients in defense, energy, environment, homeland security, social programs, and transportation. At ICF, he provided support to EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Solid Waste, and Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics on a number of research and analytical projects. He received a B.A. in International Studies from Kenyon College and he has taken several extended trips to Latin America to study, volunteer, and explore.

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Priyanka Bandyopadhyay

Senior Consultant
Revel Consulting
MBA/MS Program 2009

Priyanka's interests span renewable energy, appropriate technology for rural development, sustainable agriculture, and industrial ecology. Prior to Michigan, she worked for six years in the healthcare IT industry in Los Angeles, leading development and implementation activities for mission-critical clinical software at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Priyanka's personal passion for understanding the interplay between business, economic development, energy, and the environment, led her to Michigan's Erb program, where she is exploring the exciting gamut of career options in the sustainability field. This past summer, Priyanka interned with the Rocky Mountain Institute in Boulder, Colorado, where she helped facilitate two energy innovation workshops with the National Renewable Energy Lab and Rio Tinto Mining, respectively. Priyanka holds a bachelors degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and her ultimate long-term "career" goal is to teach yoga and hands-on sustainability principles to schoolchildren.

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David Fribush

MBA/MS Program 2010

David Fribush is interested in how to use sophisticated media and marketing techniques to facilitate society’s rapid and comprehensive adoption of sustainability. He is an award-winning filmmaker with over 10 years experience as a writer, director, producer, and editor of projects ranging from commercials to documentaries to educational series. Prior to beginning graduate studies at University of Michigan, he was a Fellow with Rocky Mountain Institute in Snowmass, Colorado creating and producing video content promoting sustainability and RMI’s work. Prior to that, he spent a year traveling and volunteering in Central and South America, which followed a long, traffic-filled exile in Los Angeles working in the entertainment industry. He received a B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan University, and completed post-graduate science coursework at Columbia University.

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