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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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Mark Michelin

California Environmental Associates
MBA/MS Program 2010

Mark is interested in corporate environmental strategy, linking strategic environmental choices to the profitability of firms. Prior to coming to Michigan, Mark was working as a mechanical engineer at Varian, Inc. doing research and development for their nuclear magnetic resonance division. Mark graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in Economics. While at Stanford, he was also a diver on the NCAA champion swimming and diving team. In his spare time, Mark enjoys skiing, mountaineering, mountain biking, running and cooking.

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Caitlin HarrenResume
MBA/MS Program 2013

Caitlin works with the Wireless Team at and is interested in setting up a comprehensive material recovery program for unwanted electronics. She is interested in using market strategies and the principles of industrial ecology to make human systems behave more like natural systems. Faced with shifting market dynamics and mounting environmental concern, Caitlin sees innovative value-chain management as the most potential-rich path to improving corporate cost structure while doing right by the natural world. Caitlin spent the summer after her first year working with BSR in San Francisco and traveling to India for work on her master's opus. In 2012, she interned at the Dow Chemical Company through their MBA Sustainability Leadership program. Caitlin joined the Erb Institute to be at the forefront of the movement generating smarter business solutions based on competitive financial strategy and sound environmental science. Before arriving in Michigan, Caitlin held advisory positions at Innovest Strategic Value Advisors and the Sierra Club. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Government and Environmental Science and Policy at Smith College.

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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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