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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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Therese Miranda-BlackneyResume

MBA/MS Program 2015

Therese seeks to promote energy efficiency through both technical and behavioral solutions. She is particularly interested in helping technology companies craft sustainable energy products that users will embrace and using energy efficient technologies to promote sustainable development. She explored these interests during her internships with EnerNOC, an energy management software company where she worked with the Product Management team, and Nuru Energy, a social enterprise start-up based providing LED lighting solutions for rural Africa and India, where her work involved a bit of everything. Before school, Therese worked for Deloitte Consulting's Federal Energy & Resource Management practice, where she helped military clients better understand and manage their energy usage. Previously, Therese served as the Junior Fellow for Energy & Climate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Therese holds a BSFS in Science, Technology and International Affairs from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She is a 2013 Dow Sustainability Fellow and the co-President of the Ross Energy Club. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, yoga, and mixing delicious cocktails.

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Kaitlin Paulson

MBA/MS Program 2016

Kaitlin is interested in starting a nonprofit that improves accessibility of healthy, sustainably-sourced food and educates consumers about eating healthier. She enrolled in graduate school to build on and leverage the skills she developed in Corporate Finance at Target Corporation to drive for change that impacts more than just the bottom line. Over the summer, Domestic Corps provided Kaitlin with the unique opportunity to learn about the strategic challenges faced by the education sector at TEAM Schools, the region of KIPP charter schools in New Jersey that strives to transform Newark and Camden into cities of world-class public education. The primary objective of her project was to ensure that key stakeholders feel well-supported as TEAM scales rapidly, entering Camden in the fall of 2014 and continuing expansion within Newark. Kaitlin's final deliverables included a comprehensive excel model that aggregated and calculated all financial metrics in one place as well as a leadership dashboard that visually displayed financial metrics to provide context and empower strategic stakeholder decision making.

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Denise Miller

MBA/MS Program 2017

Prior to joining the Erb Institute, Denise worked with organizations within India, Guatemala, Japan, and the United States, each of which shared the common focus of improving different facets of society. After graduating from Emmanuel College in Boston with a BA in English Literature, her career began with the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative in India with a focus on pediatric HIV/AIDS to promote access to treatment and support. She then worked with MSD Pharmaceuticals (an affiliate of Merck and Co., US) to design and implement the corporate social responsibility package for India. Next, she traveled to Guatemala to support green startups and bring alternative energies to communities lacking infrastructure. In her most recent position with the agribusiness Bolthouse Farms in California, she gained experience operating an international production and supply chain focusing on exports to Japan, where she observed firsthand how the utilization of sustainable practices not only benefit society and the environment, but also make good business sense. Denise was raised on a small farm in rural Montana. From working on the farm in her youth, to working in development, to guiding a corporation towards good corporate citizenship, and finally to her role at an international agribusiness, she has witnessed the stake private industry has in social change and plans to harness the power of business to make a sustainable, positive social impact.

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