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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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Julia Koslow Currie

Sustainability Program Manager
Johnson Controls
MBA/MS Program 2010

Julia’s interests are focused on reducing the impact of the built environment on the natural environment, while supplementing the social good. For her first summer, she interned with the International Iron and Steel Institute, performing a life-cycle assessment of a new building under construction in Wuhan, China. Her second summer internship was in internal consulting with Johnson Control’s Building Efficiency division, where she primarily worked on the deployment of an energy and emissions management system into the company’s Performance Contracting line of business. In her pre-Erb life, Julia graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelors of Architecture degree. After college, she worked in urban design, municipal master planning, and architecture at Torti Gallas and Partners in Washington, D.C. She then spent one year in high-end residential design and project management in Chicago. She has also worked and volunteered in Dublin, Ireland, San Jose, Costa Rica, and Lima, Peru. She is a member of NCARB, ULI, USGBC, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. She serves as the President of the Michigan Real Estate Club and works in Ross’ Office of Career Development as a Career Counselor.

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Rachel SmeakResume

Senior Consultant
Deloitte Consulting
MBA/MS Program 2013

Rachel is passionate about sustainable food systems and agriculture supply chains. Most recently, Rachel interned with Environmental Defense Fund in their Walmart Corporate Partnership Program. There she worked on consumer product sustainability projects to advance Walmart towards its 20 million metric ton greenhouse gas reduction goal within its supply chain. In Summer 2011, Rachel interned with The Nature Conservancy and Three Rivers Alliance, a group of cattle ranchers, to conduct a feasibility study to develop a branded beef business with environmental attributes. There she gained experience working across the beef value chain. For her masters project, she is working with REI to develop a chemicals management strategy for its retail operations. During her studies, she has also conducted projects with Whole Foods Market Detroit and Recovery Park, an urban farm in Detroit. Prior to her graduate studies, Rachel worked as a strategy consultant at Deloitte Consulting, gaining extensive experience in strategic planning, organizational change, process redesign, and business case development. At Deloitte, she had the opportunity to work with Deloitte's newly forming Sustainability & Climate Change practice and work on a pro-bono engagement with the United Nations Global Compact to develop robust tools to support the compact's signatory organizations. Rachel graduated with distinction from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with majors in Finance and Business Law. Outside of school, she enjoys camping, visiting national and state parks, and craft beer.

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Megan DeYoung

Director, United States
Corporate Citizenship
MBA/MS Program 2002

Megan DeYoung manages Corporate Citizenship's US practice. She works with clients across many sectors on creating and implementing corporate responsibility strategies. She has expert knowledge in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage sectors. She has 14 years of corporate responsibility experience with both the private and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining CC, Megan worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers where she assisted clients on sustainability, risk management, and ethics projects. Megan also worked for Population Services International (PSI), focusing on health issues in Africa. Megan has a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan as well as a Bachelor of Art, with High Honors, in Sociology from Emory University.

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