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Student AmbassadErbs

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, Maite Madrazo. Maite is in the Erb class of 2015 and is the main prospective student contact.

Maite Madrazo
Career Focus: Energy/Consulting
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
Prior Industry: Renewable Energy (Project Development)
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Favorite Dessert: Flan

Class of 2014

Emily Taylor
Career Focus:Consulting (strategy now, sustainability long term)
SNRE Track: Sustainable systems
Undergrad: Smith College
Prior Industry: Higher-Ed fundraising, national ski patrol
Hometown: North Rose, NY
Favorite Dessert: Lorios Gelato on Williams St.
Sam Stevenson
Career Focus: Energy Statup/Payment for Ecosystem Services
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Middlebury – Politcal Science
Prior Industry: Carbon Markets
Hometown: Yokohama, Japan
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Almonds
Emilia Sibley
Career Focus: Clean Tech/Entrepreneurship
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Middlebury College – Latin American Studies
Prior Industry: Energy Efficiency Consulting for West Coat Utilities
Hometown: Portland, Maine
Favorite Dessert: Key Lime Pie
Javier Rivera
Career Focus: Renewable Energy Strategy, General Management
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Rutgers University – Biotechnology
Prior Industry: R&D in Biotechnology
Hometown: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
  Olga Avrutin
Career Focus: Marketing and/or Sustainable Operations in Consumer Goods and Consumer Services Industries
SNRE Track: Behavior, Education and Communication
Undergrad: City University of New York at Brooklyn College – Biology
Prior Industry: Pharmaceutical Sales and Hospitality
Hometown: New York City, NY
Favorite Dessert: Peach Cobbler with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream
Hongda Jiang
Career Focus: Energy, operations, consulting
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Lewis & Clark College
Prior Industry: military, professional services, energy
Hometown: Beijing, PRC
Favorite Dessert: Russian sweet cream-flavored ice cream with pine nuts
  Wes Allred
Career Focus: Energy & Entrepreneurship
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Northwestern University – Computer Engineering
Prior Industry: Renewable Energy, Consulting
Hometown: Plain City, Utah
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake

Class of 2015

  Kenny Johnson
Career Focus: Environmental Strategy Consulting
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems/ Environmental Justice
Undergrad: West Point – Economics
Prior Industry: Military – Army
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Favorite Dessert: Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
  Sheena VanLeuven
Career Focus: Corporate Sustainability/Environmental Strategy
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: University of Chicago– Environmental Studies
Prior Industry: Government/International Development
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Favorite Dessert: Anything decadent
  Therese Miranda-Blackney
Career Focus: Energy Efficiency Technologies
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Georgetown University – Science, Technology & International Affairs
Prior Industry: Energy Management Consulting for the Federal Government
Hometown: Washington, DC
Favorite Dessert: Anything with chocolate
  Julia Ruedig
Career Focus: Operations Management, Supply Chain Sustainability
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Scripps College — Political Science & Mandarin Chinese
Prior Industry: Clean Technology (biobased chemicals)
Hometown: Concord, New Hampshire
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Lava Cake
  Michael Rockett
Career Focus: Sustainable sourcing/supply chain
SNRE Track: Sustainable systems
Undergrad: Princeton 2006, BA British History
Prior Industry: Retail – J.Crew
Hometown: Danvers, MA
Favorite Dessert: Pie!

Class of 2016

  Joanna Herrmann
Career Focus: Corporate/supply chain sustainability, impact investing
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: University of Virginia – Human Rights
Prior Industry: Nonprofit/International Development
Hometown: Annandale, Virginia
Favorite Dessert: Anything chocolate
  Kristine Schantz
Career Focus: Sustainable Food Systems, Emerging Markets
SNRE Track: Sustainable Systems
Undergrad: Hope College (Management, Communication and Sociology)
Prior Industry: Peace Corps, Humanitarian
Hometown: Wolverine Lake, Michigan!
Favorite Dessert: Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Almonds