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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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Joe KrautResume

MBA/MS Program 2016

Joe is currently pursuing a career in energy and sustainability. Prior to joining the Erb Institute, Joe worked as an active duty submarine officer for seven years. He completed five deployments aboard the USS Kentucky as the Reactor Controls Officer and later, the Assistant Engineer. Additionally, Joe spent three years in Washington, D.C. providing shore side technical support to deployed submarines and training future submarine captains on employment of nuclear weapons. He holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. In his free time, Joe enjoys playing volleyball and cooking.

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Kathleen Carroll

MBA/MS Program 2017

Kathleen is interested in working within food systems supply chains in order to reduce their disproportionate impact on the health of communities and ecosystems. Before coming to the University of Michigan, Kathleen worked for four years in consulting and international finance policy. Her interest in food systems sustainability stemmed from time spent living in China and Taiwan, in areas with landscapes and air quality that underscored the environmental costs of human consumption. Kathleen graduated from Georgetown University with degrees in Chinese and English, and enjoys running, travel, potlucks, and amateur vegetable gardening.

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Carissa De Young

MBA/MS Program 2018

Carissa is passionate about designing more sustainable food systems and improving small-scale farmers’ participation in the global agricultural value chain. This interest grows out of her interactions with subsistence farmers in the Amazon rainforest and Andes Mountains of Ecuador. Carissa spent five years as Ecuador country manager for Partners Worldwide, an international nonprofit organization for economic development. In this role, she coached local institutions on their strategy to support small and medium enterprises through business training, mentoring, and lending. Carissa studied economics and international development at Calvin College. In her free time, she enjoys running, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, and cooking.

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