Jaya Uppal

Jaya Uppal

I have a background in climate tech and politics. I come to Michigan from Seattle, where I worked in Business Development at LevelTen Energy, a clean energy startup that provides transaction infrastructure for renewable energy buyers and sellers. I’m passionate about...
Mackenzie Mock

Mackenzie Mock

Mackenzie Mock is a responsible fashion advocate working to advance the industry to safer, more equitable, and more environmentally sound practices while with the Erb Institute and beyond. Bringing a fashion focus into the fold through a multitude of learning lenses,...
John Delisa

John Delisa

John is currently an MBA/MS Candidate at the University of Michigan through The Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise specializing in sustainable systems. He is passionate about exploring the intersection of sustainability and business as a means to mitigate...
Hillary McKenzie

Hillary McKenzie

Prior to joining the Erb Institute, Hillary’s career focused on corporate finance on the Treasury Capital Markets, primarily on foreign exchange risk management and capital raising in the debt markets. She is passionate about the triple bottom line and is excited to...
Eli Forrester

Eli Forrester

Eli joins the Erb Institute with seven years of experience in renewable energy, climate policy, and international project development. In 2015 he co-founded Volta, a clean energy company based in Oakland, CA and Accra, Ghana. Volta built more than 400 solar power...
Kelly Donahoe

Kelly Donahoe

Kelly is passionate about working to create a more sustainable and just food system and is looking forward to working within the private sector, specifically CPG, to help scale sustainability solutions. Prior to Erb, Kelly worked for five years in consumer insights...
Mariana Canepa

Mariana Canepa

I am passionate about finding strategies to adapt and mitigate climate change, evaluating Life Cycle Assessment tools, and creating benefits for vulnerable communities. Prior to Erb, I worked for the food and beverage industry in Mexico for 7 years, first in the...
Valerie Crum

Valerie Crum

Valerie is passionate about building the next generation of cities that are environmentally and socially resilient. She connects emerging technologies and social entrepreneurs with the capital and strategy they need to scale. Before joining the Erb Institute, Valerie...
Samantha Anders

Samantha Anders

Samantha comes to the Erb Institute from the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), a private equity trade association where she focused on ESG and DEI factors of alternative investments. She believes finance can be an incredible tool for change, and she’s...