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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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Kristine Schantz

MBA/MS Program 2016

Kristine joined the Erb Institute after nine years of international development work in Africa, with a focus on stakeholder engagement and program management in the field of community economic development. While Director of Programming and Training for the Peace Corps in Guinea, Kristine earned a Meritorious Honor Award from the State Department for her role in safely evacuating and successfully rebuilding the Peace Corps program over two years amid ongoing political instability. Kristine’s experiences in developing contexts have shaped her passion for complementary and collaborative action to address human challenges. Her work with Nike in supply chain, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in supplier engagement and Apple in conflict minerals have honed her experience in supply chain sustainability and responsible sourcing. Kristine graduated summa cum laude from Hope College with a B.A. in Management. At the University of Michigan, she holds fellowships from the Center for Positive Organizations, Center for the Education of Women, Dow Sustainability program and Peace Corps; she is also a Graduate Student Instructor at the School of Natural Resources and Environment. Kristine enjoys running, cooking naturally and spending time with loved ones, including walks with her beloved Guinean dog Olive.

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Montana Stevenson

MBA/MS Program 2017

Montana joined the Erb Institute after four years working in international development on microfinance and health projects in sub-Saharan Africa. She provided project management and communications support to an international health project funded by the U.S. government. Prior to that she spent 10 months working in Uganda & Kenya for a microfinance initiative, where she helped launch new village-level loan programs, conducted surveys with program clients about experiences with banking and managing a business, and worked with a local bank to develop protocols for a transition to independent banking program. While at Ross/SNRE, she is looking to shift gears to focus on sustainability in the U.S. food system. She is particularly interested in how to bring healthy, sustainably grown food to market while reducing the creation of food waste.

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Melissa Morton

MBA/MS Program 2018

Melissa Morton graduated from the University of Southern California in 2009 as a Renaissance Scholar with a Bachelor of Music in Music Industry and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She has since worked as an audio engineer in a variety of capacities, including for KCRW, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Mexico Bicentennial Celebration. Through pursuing a dual MBA/MS in Business and Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, she plans to blend her creative, technical, and sociological background with the knowledge and skills that she will gain through her dual masters program to work towards solving pressing environmental issues.

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