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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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Emily TaylorResume

MBA/MS Program 2014

Emily is interested in how the public and private sectors can work together to accomplish our development and climate change goals. At Michigan, Emily is a Dow Sustainability Fellow, co-President of the Erb Institute Student Advisory Board, sits on the SNRE Dean's Executive Committee, and formerly served as co-President of SNRE Student Government and VP of Ross Net Impact. Outside of Michigan, she serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of World’s Window, Inc., a non-profit education organization in rural Belize that sends underprivileged students to high school. Emily interned with the World Resources Institute in Summer 2012, exploring how to use public financing to mobilize private investment in low-carbon projects in developing countries. She spent Summer 2013 with McKinsey & Company in management consulting. Prior to coming to Michigan, Emily worked in higher-ed fundraising, both annual giving and international advancement, with a focus on Asia and Europe. Emily earned a B.A. in government and environmental science and policy from Smith College, where she served as President of the Student Government and member of the Board of Trustees. In her free time, Emily can be found traveling, hiking, rowing, snowboarding, or cycling.

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Kenneth Johnson

MBA/MS Program 2015

Prior to coming to the Erb Institute, Kenny spent 6 years as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army. While serving in Afghanistan during a 15-month deployment, Kenny helped create renewable energy by using river water to generate electricity through micro hydroelectric turbines. Kenny also coordinated and delivered humanitarian assistance to malnourished Afghans that did not have access to food. Kenny is now exploring how traditional and nontraditional food systems (e.g., farmer’s markets and urban farms) can address food insecurity. Kenny is researching how farmers’ markets can ameliorate food insecurity in the state of Michigan through the acceptance of state and federal food assistance benefits. He also sits on the board of a Michigan-based nonprofit whose mission is to help improve lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access. Kenny earned a B.S. in Economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point. In his free time he enjoys running, juicing, and spending time with his family.

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Pavel AzgaldovResume

MBA/MS Program 2016

Pavel's passion for sustainability led him to join Erb to build upon his expertise in sustainable development with knowledge of business and environment. His research interests encompass development of economic incentives for energy efficiency in housing, energy and utilities sectors, crafting mechanisms for sustainable public-private partnership in monopoly sectors for the sake of public welfare maximization. Before Erb he worked for the Economy Ministry of Russia, where he was successful in drafting laws and bylaws in order to introduce mechanisms for long-term regulation of the water and heat supply industries with a $50 billion turnover. He pioneered adoption of acts to stimulate housing and utilities companies to improve their performance, reduce corruption, and increase competition. His past experience also includes building macroeconomic forecasting models and tax policies evaluation. Pavel graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and New Economic School. His spare time he devotes to downhill alpine skiing, reading european philosophers and listening to jazz and flamenco fusion.

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