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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.

For a complete listing of Erb students, please visit the individual class pages linked in the menu at right or use the search below.

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Jenny Cooper

MBA/MS Program 2015

Prior to joining the Erb Institute, Jenny spent three years working for the International Climate Program at Environmental Defense Fund. Her time there, combined with experiences working on urban agriculture and food justice in Oakland, CA and living abroad in West Africa, inspired her to seek out opportunities to collaborate with people across disciplines to find creative, pragmatic strategies to address climate change. At Michigan, Jenny has focused on urban climate mitigation and adaptation, and the intersecting roles of the private and public sectors in those processes. Jenny spent the summer gaining experience in the implementation of climate mitigation policy with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability. She is currently conducting a greenhouse gas inventory of the City of Detroit with a team of fellow University of Michigan graduate students. Jenny enjoys traveling by bicycle, rock climbing, and all things related to cooking, eating, and growing food.

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Andrea (Andi) Waghelstein

MBA/MS Program 2016

Andi is interested in finding ways to address sustainability issues through more efficient corporate supply chain and operations strategy. She comes to the University of Michigan with four years of experience in manufacturing and supply chain planning with PepsiCo. Her interest in the intersection of business and sustainability started at the University of Maryland, where she graduated with a degree in Operations Management and a minor in Environmental Economics & Policy. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys traveling, hiking, and cheering on D.C. sports teams.

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Caroline Larose

MBA/MS Program 2017

Caroline joined the Erb Institute to further her pursuit of advancing urban development and resilience through sustainable infrastructure and planning. She hopes to study and research urban initiatives and policies that present creative and economically beneficial solutions to long-standing problems. Prior to joining Erb, Caroline worked in many sectors - from environmental non-profits to pastry. She is excited to work and study with Erb's collaborative community of students with like-minded goals. In her free time, Caroline loves to explore new back-packing trails, golf and experiment in the kitchen.

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