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Jenn Ritchey

Senior Analyst West Region Development
Recurrent Energy
MBA/MS Program 2012

Jenn is interested in large-scale renewable energy deployment, and in learning about and working with relevant businesses in the energy industry. After her first year with the Erb Institute, she interned at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Her second internship was spent with Duke Energy working on new market strategies for the commercial wind group. Jenn also worked with Southern Company to explore renewable energy strategy and energy policy through her master's project. Prior to graduate school, Jenn spent two years in the Peace Corps in Benin teaching environmental science. Jenn graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in environmental science.

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Elizabeth Ann Short Hamilton

Natural Resource Project Manager
Stonyfield Farm
MBA/MS Program 2005

Liz is interested in corporate sustainability initiatives,cross-sector partnerships, and nonprofit capacity building. During her first summer internship, Liz worked with The Nature in Conservancy southwestern Massachusetts,where she collaborated with a tri-state stakeholder group to develop itscapacity for rural conservation. During her second summer she worked for Ford Motor Company's Purchasing Strategy Office,focusing on emerging market suppliers' working conditions. Liz currently sits on the board of the Michigan Great Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Prior to graduate school, Liz worked as a research analyst for The Nature Conservancy's national science division and as a researcher for a health and environmental consulting firm. Liz has a BA in Biology with distinction in allsubjects from Cornell University.

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Leah Lord (Zimmerman)

Associate, Finance Associate Leadership Program
J.P Morgan Chase & Co.
MBA/MS Program 2014

Leah returned to school to gain business and finance skills. Before coming back to Michigan, Leah served as Russia Program Director and Interim Executive Director for San Francisco-based Pacific Environment and worked as an independent consultant for Portland-based Wild Salmon Center. Leah received a BA in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University and studied Russian Language and International Relations as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at Far Eastern State University in Vladivostok, Russia. In her spare time, Leah enjoys playing and coaching soccer, experimenting in the kitchen, backpacking, and riding her bike on quiet country roads.

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