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The Erb Institute offers students a unique opportunity to develop a set of integrated skills for confronting the complex challenges of sustainability. To be successful, a student must have strong analytic skills and the ability to communicate effectively across traditional academic, political and industrial boundaries. Erb Institute students come from diverse backgrounds, and represent decades of unique experience in a wide range of countries, sectors and industries. This diversity provides a critical educational resource for students, and enhances our ability to develop leaders who are prepared to tackle sustainable development in any sector of society.

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Kenji Shinozaki

Business Development Manager
BASF Corporation
MBA/MS Program 2015

Kenji is all about connecting eco-friendly products with customers. He has been working in the chemical industry for the past 10 years. He is currently working as an Engineering Manager at BASF Corporation where he manages technical, commercial, and account management support for their automotive OEM coatings business. His main customer is Honda, and he makes sure all new products being developed meet the environmental regulations, cost targets, and performance requirements. Kenji visits his customers’ plants on a frequent basis to maintain a good relationship. Prior to his BASF career, he was a Product Manager at AkzoNobel. Kenji coordinated product and market developments for automotive underbody/underhood powder coatings, which are excellent, environmentally-friendly products that emit no volatile organic compounds. Before Kenji joined AkzoNobel, he served as a Technical Liaison Representative at PPG Industries where he helped launch Honda’s new assembly plant in Alabama using waterborne paint technology. Kenji earned dual B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biology at Southeast Missouri State University. Kenji came to the U.S. after graduating from high school in Japan. His passion is travelling, especially to visit national parks. This year he visited Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef National Park and conquered several strenuous hikes with his lovely wife, Angie.

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Camila España

MBA/MS Program 2016

Camila is interested in leveraging her creative problem-solving experience post-graduation to work in sustainability consulting. She is very enthusiastic about finding strategic solutions that benefit companies as well as their broader set of stakeholders. Through her past experiences working in both large and small companies, she hopes she will be able to find right-sized solutions that improve environmental and social responsibility and drive positive business results.

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Denise Miller

MBA/MS Program 2017

Prior to joining the Erb Institute, Denise worked with organizations within India, Guatemala, Japan, and the United States, each of which shared the common focus of improving different facets of society. After graduating from Emmanuel College in Boston with a BA in English Literature, her career began with the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative in India with a focus on pediatric HIV/AIDS to promote access to treatment and support. She then worked with MSD Pharmaceuticals (an affiliate of Merck and Co., US) to design and implement the corporate social responsibility package for India. Next, she traveled to Guatemala to support green startups and bring alternative energies to communities lacking infrastructure. In her most recent position with the agribusiness Bolthouse Farms in California, she gained experience operating an international production and supply chain focusing on exports to Japan, where she observed firsthand how the utilization of sustainable practices not only benefit society and the environment, but also make good business sense. Denise was raised on a small farm in rural Montana. From working on the farm in her youth, to working in development, to guiding a corporation towards good corporate citizenship, and finally to her role at an international agribusiness, she has witnessed the stake private industry has in social change and plans to harness the power of business to make a sustainable, positive social impact.

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