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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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Jill KiepuraResume

MBA/MS Program 2015

Jill is interested in the intersection between business strategy, corporate sustainability initiatives, and consumer behavior. Specifically, she wants to help integrate a company's sustainability goals and actions into its operations, culture, and corporate strategy with an aim to inform and influence consumers. Jill graduated from Northwestern University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in cultural Anthropology, and since then has worked in outreach and communications in the non-profit sector, and subsequently in qualitative market research at a small design research firm in Chicago. Her background in Anthropology, communications, and market research complement her interest in exploring the role of business in influencing a positive change in people’s behaviors and attitudes toward the environment. In her free time, Jill enjoys rock climbing, running, playing the cello, and spending as much time outside as possible.

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Monica Wyant

MBA/MS Program 2016

Monica comes to the Erb Institute after four years working at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of External and Intergovernmental Affairs. Her experience working with state and local officials across the country on agriculture and natural resource issues inspired her decision to pursue a career in agriculture sustainability. She is particularly interested in working to find innovative solutions to increase access to healthy and affordable food for communities across the country. She is thrilled to be returning to her home state to further her career.

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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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