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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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Daniel Gerding

IBD Associate
MBA/MS Program 2014

Daniel is interested in how finance and renewable energy can be used as tools for sustainable development. Prior to joining the Erb Institute he spent over four years as a consultant for Deloitte, helping Fortune 500 companies use systems to enable their financial strategies. During his first summer Daniel worked in global strategy for Johnson Controls Power Solutions group, where he worked on a number of projects to identify adjacent market opportunities for battery companies and current lithium ion technology. Last summer, Daniel worked as an Investment Banking Associate in Barclays Power and Utilities group, primarily focused on M&A. He is returning to Barclays full-time following graduation.

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Kathryn (Katy) Newhouse

MBA/MS Program 2015

Katy is interested in energy information’s impact on human behavior and providing access to clean energy to people at the base of the pyramid. Prior joining the Erb Institute, Katy spent time at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan researching energy efficiency and several years in Washington DC consulting for U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE on material conservation and energy efficiency programs. Katy spent the summer in India working on the product development team for a clean tech start-up that markets pay-as-you-go solar home systems to people living without access to electricity. She is fluent in Japanese and Spanish and has a BA in Environmental Economics from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. In her free time, she enjoys bicycle touring, traveling, camping, hiking, cooking and gardening.

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John SerronResume

MBA/MS Program 2016

John comes to the University of Michigan and the Erb Institute after seven-plus years working in the finance sector, most recently as a Portfolio Analyst for Fisher Investments. John plans to use his time here to transition into the cleantech industry by applying the quantitative and analytical skills he has honed over the course of his career. More specifically, John is interested in finding sustainable energy solutions that satisfy the increasing demands of developing economies as they continue to industrialize. Upon graduation, John would ideally like to be involved on one side of the cleantech entrepreneurial equation—either by working in venture capital or by creating/working for a start-up. John holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Spanish from Nazareth College and hopes to use his language abilities in his future career. In his spare time, John enjoys reading, traveling, and the outdoors.

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Ray GonzalezResume

Operations Scheduler
Afloat Training Group Western Pacific
MBA/MS Program 2017

I am an ex-Navy nuclear engineer and currently serve as a civilian managing training and combat readiness for the US 7th Fleet based in Japan. I was born in the Philippines, grew up in Los Angeles, then attended the Naval Academy before sailing around the world on two combat deployments. A political science major, I combine liberal arts with technical experience and military leadership. In my free time, I play tennis and dabble in creative writing and music composition.

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