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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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David WangResume

MBA/MS Program 2015

David joins the Erb Institute with a keen interest in understanding how energy systems interact with food and water systems. He was first introduced to the energy-water nexus at the Bonneville Environmental Foundation in Portland, Oregon, where he served as the Director of Environmental Markets. Prior to BEF, David worked as an equity options market maker in San Francisco. He earned his undergraduate degrees in Economics and Finance from the University of Washington.

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Joanna HerrmannResume

MBA/MS Program 2016

Joanna is interested in the notion of creating shared value, with a focus on the BoP. Before enrolling in graduate school, Joanna was a Senior Program Associate at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC. Joanna had a dual-role at the Aspen Institute, working for the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs - a membership network of organizations supporting small businesses in emerging markets- and for the Aspen Global Leadership Network - a selective network of 1400+ entrepreneurial leaders from 40+ countries. Joanna began at the Aspen Institute in June 2008, after graduating from the University of Virginia with an interdisciplinary degree in Human Rights. Previously Joanna worked for Legal Momentum, a legal defense and education nonprofit striving to protect immigrant women against domestic violence. She studied abroad in London and is the co-founder of The Ben Topus Camp, a nonprofit overnight camp for inner-city kids that ran for three summers.

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Ian Robinson

MBA/MS Program 2017

Ian's main interest is finding ways that business can can do good for the environment and society. In addition to his studies, Ian works as a research assistant for the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences Assessment, where he looks into how GLISA shares climate data to inform decision-making. Before joining Erb, he worked on economic development projects in southern Brazil that connected at-risk, rural communities with university students doing extension work. After graduating from the Ross BBA program, he served in Peace Corps Ecuador for three years in natural resource conservation projects: two as a volunteer and one as a volunteer leader. At Erb, he is interested in learning more about systems and policies that will lead to more prosperous, sustainable, and just society. He is from Detroit. Despite spending four years in South America, he is deeply passionate about his hometown. In his spare time, he enjoys running, traveling, languages, sports, and produce.

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