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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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Daphne MedinaResume

MBA/MS Program 2014

Daphne comes to the University of Michigan and the Erb Institute after four years working at Environmental Defense Fund. Her time at EDF, working on green business practices in the Corporate Partnerships Program and on catch shares fishery management in the Oceans Program, informed her decision to pursue a career in corporate sustainability strategy and market-based eco-initiatives. She believes taking a systems approach to sustainability and leveraging the power of business, government, and non-profits to incorporate ‘green’ thinking into all aspects of business planning, will create a more eco-friendly and equitable global economy. Hailing from Boston, she attended Boston University, graduating with BA in Political Science. In her spare time she enjoys traveling the world, reading a good book, cooking a delicious meal and hoping that someday she will be coordinated enough to learn to surf.

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Maite Madrazo

MBA/MS Program 2015

Maite is passionate about creating positive social and environmental impact through renewable energy solutions and energy efficiency measures. She is particularly interested in how clean technologies and innovative business models can help create reliable, resilient and sustainable energy frameworks to meet the demands and needs of emerging markets. Maite is from Mexico City, Mexico, where she attained a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana. Prior to Graduate School, she worked as a renewable energy project developer with Potencia Industrial S.A. in Mexico City. In her time there she coordinated a 20MW wind power project in northern Baja California, Mexico; oversaw small-wind turbine manufacturing, sales and projects; and started the development of a run-of-river hydroelectric plant. Previous to Potencia Industrial, she worked in Microsoft Mexico for one year, helping the Anti-piracy department create strategies for intellectual property education in Mexico. Maite likes to spend her free time outdoors, may it be running, hiking, biking or just relaxing. She enjoys good friends, good beer and good food.

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James (Nate) Underwood

MBA/MS Program 2016

Nate joined the Erb Institute after spending five years working in government contracting, strategy, and operations in DC. He left Washington with an understanding that companies can often improve sustainability indicators faster than government. Nate earned his bachelors in History from Bowdoin College, and he has had a firm interest in climate change action since taking a class on climate change and government during his senior year of college. Nate's professional interests include financial tools to spur the adoption of distributed solar and CSR at tech companies. Outside of class, he enjoys cross country skiing, running, whitewater kayaking, and hiking.

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Mike Barg

MBA/MS Program 2017

Mike is interested in discovering sustainable energy solutions for communities around the world, from large scale power projects to single-home fixtures. He hopes to spend the next few years learning about the global energy landscape and how to encourage adoption of renewable resources. He is interested in the technology, financing, policy, and coordination that make projects happen. Prior to arriving at Erb, Mike worked as an SSG (Surveillance Strategy Group) associate at Goldman Sachs, a global investment bank. During his four years at Goldman, he held a number of roles in Salt Lake City and New York, most recently heading the Market Surveillance project team, where he worked with groups across the firm to develop trade surveillance models. As part of SSG, Mike also led a number of investigations focused on potential illicit activity. Mike is passionate about food and just about any outdoor activities; his ideal day includes fresh powder, a well tuned board, a few good beers, and a freshly made backpack lunch.

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