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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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Sara Mills

Solar Leadership Program Associate
SunEdison, LLC
MBA/MS Program 2012

Sara wants to solve problems that are hindering the development of renewable energy sources. As an associate in SunEdison's Solar Leadership Program, she will rotate through various business units, starting with U.S. utility power marketing. In the summer of 2011, Sara worked for GE's Renewable Energy Leadership Program to examine how GE could use its technical expertise and network to address wind power siting issues. For her Master's Project, she worked with Axio Power to quantify external benefits of renewable energy and develop a framework to communicate these benefits effectively. Before joining Erb, Sara worked on energy, environmental, and natural resources public policy for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and government relations firm Cassidy & Associates in Washington, D.C. She would like to incorporate her love of writing and travel into her career and also enjoys cooking and yoga. Sara holds a B.A. in American Studies from Georgetown University.

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Caroline Conway

Director, Global Business Processes
Wal-Mart
MBA/MS Program 2008

Caroline is focused on environmental issues in product development and manufacturing. She is particularly interested in developing innovative products that will create large-scale environmental improvements in industry. In addition to her Erb Institute work, she is completing a manufacturing concentration through the Tauber Manufacturing Institute and recently interned at Cummins ReCon and John Deere. Before her studies at Michigan, Caroline worked in green product design at McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, green buildings at the U.S. Green Building Council, and renewable energy at the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust. Caroline completed her undergraduate studies in industrial design at Carnegie Mellon University and brings a unique perspective on industrial products to her current studies.

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Paul William Hardy

Director of Strategic Planning and Performance Management, Latin America &
World Wildlife Fund
MBA/MS Program 1996

Paul is currently the Director of Strategic Planning and Performance Management, Latin America & Caribbean Region. Prior to World Wildlife Fund, Paul was the Director of The Nature Conservancy's Conservation Partnership Program. He is based at the Conservancy's global headquarters in Arlington, VA. Paul is responsible for institutionalizing a partnership and alliance-building model throughout TNC so that the Conservancy's relationships with other NGOs, academic institutions, government agencies, private sector companies, etc. are set up to deliver results and managed professionally. Previously Paul was Director of Conservation for TNC's Caribbean Programs. He provided institutional strengthening services in such topics as strategic planning and developing a Board of Directors to partners in The Bahamas, Belize, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and the US Virgin Islands. He began working with TNC immediately after graduating from UM as the Upper San Pedro Program Manager based along the Arizona/New Mexico border.

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