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Have questions about what it means to be a student at the Erb Institute? Want to hear more about the Ross School of Business or the School of Natural Resources and Environment from an Erb student’s perspective? AmbassadErbs – current students contacts from the Erb Institute – can help you find the answers. Connect with one today!

Meet our Erb Student Advisory Board (SAB) VP of Recruiting, Michelle Gross. Michelle is in the Erb class of 2017 and is the main prospective student contact.

Michelle-gross Michelle Gross
Career Focus: Corporate Sustainability/Environmental Strategy
SNRE Track: Behavior, Education & Communication
Undergrad: Political Science, McGill University
Prior Industry: Marketing (Pharmaceutical industry)
Hometown: Barcelona & Boston
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Trekking in the mountains

Class of 2016   


 KelseaCropped Kelsea Ballantyne
Career Focus: Social Entrepreneurship and Operations
SNRE Track: Behavior, Education and Communication
Undergrad: Business, Econ and Sociology
Prior Industry: Social Entrepreneur and Development Consultant
Hometown: Hailey, Idaho
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking
 Geoff-Burmeister.Erb.condensed Geoff Burmeister
Career Focus: Clean Energy
SNRE Track: Environmental Policy & Planning
Undergrad: Tulane University, Political Science and International Development
Prior Industry: Government/Non-Profit
Hometown: Holland, MI
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking!
 Erb_John-Dooley John Dooley
Career Focus: Renewable Energy
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Economics/Accounting; University of California Santa Barbara
Prior Industry: CPA (accounting and financial reporting)
Hometown: Fremont, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Scuba Diving
  Miriam Fuchs
Career Focus: Environmental sustainability in operations
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: BS in Environmental Science, BA in Economics, Brown University Prior Industry: Environmental Economic Consulting Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rock climbing
  Juan Pablo Garcia
Career Focus: Sustainable Finance
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Industrial Engineering – Tec de Monterrey (Mexico)
Prior Industry: Investment Banking & Social Development
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Biking / Scuba diving
 Joanna-H Joanna Herrmann
Career Focus: Corporate sustainability, impact investing, BoP
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: UVA B.A. in Human Rights
Prior Industry: International nonprofit/think tank
Hometown: Annandale, Virginia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: BBQ’s! And most athletic things too
 Marianna-K Marianna Kerppola
Career Focus: Entrepreneurship
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems + BEC
Undergrad: Economics and International Studies at University of Chicago Prior
Industry: Tech/Marketing at Google and Corporate Finance at Nationwide Insurance
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Soccer
 Kletter_Headshot Will Kletter
Career Focus: Consulting, clean tech
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Yale 2010, Politcal Science
Prior Industry: Environmental Consulting, Financial Services (marketing function)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skiing
 Kraus Andrea Kraus
Career Focus: Climate adaptation
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: University of Texas – International Business & Anthropology
Prior Industry: International development
Hometown: Texas & Germany
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Camping
 Athletics, Scott Kemps Ian Makowske
Career Focus: Impact Investing
SNRE Track: Behavior, Education, and Communication
Undergrad: English Literature, University of Michigan
Prior Industry: Athletics- Operations/Administration; Sustainability Projects
Hometown: Redding, CT
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Boating
 Kaitlin_Photo Kaitlin Paulson
Career Focus: Consulting
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Math, History and Economics at University of Wisconsin
Prior Industry: Corporate Finance at Target Corporation
Hometown: Apple Valley, MN
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Canoeing & backpacking
Intranet_BJR Brian Rassel
Career Focus: Entrepreneurship/VC
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Tufts University
Prior Industry: Consulting
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
John Serron
Career Focus: Renewable/ Alternative Energy
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Business/ Spanish at Nazareth College of Rochester
Prior Industry: Finance
Hometown: Penfield, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rock Climbing
 Schantz_Kristine.July_2014 Kristine Schantz
Career Focus: Supply Chain Sustainability, Responsible Sourcing
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Hope College (Management, Communication, Sociology)
Prior Industry: International Development (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Hometown: Wolverine Lake, Michigan
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Walking my Guinean pup Olive!
  Andi Waghelstein
Career Focus: General Management
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Operations Management- University of Maryland
Prior Industry: Supply Chain Management
Hometown: Maryland/DC
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking
  Monica Wyant
Career Focus: Food systems
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: BA Political Science and Economics, Northwestern University
Prior Industry: Government
Hometown: East Lansing, Michigan
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Competitive games

Class of 2017   

mb_photo Mike Barg
Career Focus: Renewable Energy
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Elon University
Prior Industry: Finance
Hometown: Philadelphia Favorite Outdoor Activity: Snowboarding
Brianna  Brianna Brazell
Career Focus: Social entreprise, responsible business
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Psychology, Vassar College
Prior Industry: Corporate Finance
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Favorite Outdoor Activity: hiking, all day every day
 Matt Gacioch
Career Focus: Sustainability Strategy
SNRE Track: Environmental Policy & Planning
Undergrad: Environmental Science – University of Michigan
Prior Industry: Marketing and Operations in the Craft Beer Industry
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Climbing Mountains
 Caroline Larose
Career Focus: Urban Sustainability
SNRE Track: Environmental Policy & Planning (Planning Focus)
Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis
Prior Industry: Brand Strategy
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Long bike rides to new neighborhoods
Markward,_Taylor  Taylor Markward
Career Focus:
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Politcal Science, United States Military Academy
Prior Industry: Army
Hometown: Van Wert, OH
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking
 Denise Miller
Career Focus: Strategy Consulting
SNRE Track: Environmental Policy and Planning
Undergrad: English Literature, Emmanuel College Boston
Prior Industry: Development, Healthcare, Agribusiness
Hometown: Alder, Mt
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Running, biking, swimming
 Ian Robinson
Career Focus: Impact investing, international development, consulting
SNRE Track: Environmental Policy and Planning
Undergrad: University of Michigan – Business and Judaic Studies
Prior Industry: Peace Corps and many places in Latin America
Hometown: Detroit
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Exploring Ann Arbor, gardening
 Mikaela Rodkin
Career Focus: Consulting
SNRE Track: Environmental Justice
Undergrad: U.S. Naval Academy
Prior Industry: U.S. Navy
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Trekking
 Montana_Stevenson_biophoto  Montana Stevenson
Career Focus: Food System Sustainability & Food Access
SNRE Track: Environmental Justice
Undergrad: BA, History, University of Virginia
Prior Industry: International Development
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Climbing trees
 IMG_5959-_EDITED  Loretta So
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Bioengineering, UC San Diego
Prior Industry: Entertainment/Media/Marketing
Hometown: Monterey Park, CA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Trivia & game nights, snowboarding, being near bodies of water


Class of 2018   

Guidepoint  Day 2 Alexis Apostol
Career Focus: Corporate Social Responsibility
SNRE Track: Environmental Justice
Undergrad: Environmental Economics, Colgate
Prior Industry: Research for Consulting Firms
Hometown: Wyckoff, NJ
Favorite Outdoor Activity: horseback riding
Carissa_DeYoung_(2) Carissa De Young
Career Focus: Entrepreneurship; CPG
SNRE Track: Environmental Justice
Undergrad: Economics/International Development; Calvin College
Prior Industry: Nonprofit Management; International Development
Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Ultimate Frisbee
 Wiles_Headshot_Tie Wiles Kase
Career Focus: Marketing/Climate Resilient Cities
SNRE Track: Environmental Policy and Planning
Undergrad: Yale University
Prior Industry: Economic/Environmental Policy Consulting
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Trekking the Ecuadorian Amazon
 Helen Helen Lee
Career Focus: Product development, supply chain
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Marketing at NYU
Prior Industry: Market research
Hometown: Montville, NJ
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Riding around on my bike
 Braxton Braxton Mashburn
Career Focus: Transportation/Climate
SNRE Track: Environmental Policy
Undergrad: BS English, US Naval Academy
Prior Industry: US Marine Corps
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Canoeing
 Melissa-M Melissa Morton
Career Focus: Corporate Sustainability/Alternative Energy Technologies
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: University of Southern California: BM in Music Industry, BA in Sociology
Prior Industry: Working as an audio engineer in live and recorded sound
Hometown: Wellesley, MA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking/Backpacking
Cazzie_Brown_(2) Cazzie Palacios Brown
Career Focus: Finance and Strategy
SNRE Track: Environmental Policy and Planning
Undergrad: Psychology and Sociology, University of Redlands
Prior Industry: Non-profit Management
Hometown: Bay Area, California
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming
 Sean Sean Pavlik
Career Focus: Corporate Sustainability/Energy
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Environmental Sciences/International Studies, Northwestern University
Prior Industry: International non-profit/education
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Tennis and hiking!
 Nikole Nikole Vargas
Career Focus: Marketing
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Journalism, Northwestern University
Prior Industry: Communications/public relations
Hometown: Marshall, MN
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Exploring national parks