Katherine Plaxe

Katherine Plaxe

Katie comes to the Erb Institue with a five-year career in brand management in the consumer-packaged goods industry. She set her sights on Michigan, in large part, because of the Erb Institute. She knew it would give her the opportunity to deeply pursue two areas of...
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...
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...
Jacob Kennedy

Jacob Kennedy

Jacob is deeply fascinated by the politics and socioeconomics of food systems. Prior to Erb, Jacob spent 6 years in non-profits and local government working on grassroots food and environmental justice. Now he seeks to work at the intersection of social and...
Carter Purcell

Carter Purcell

Carter is deeply committed to building a more resilient, just, and sustainable food and agriculture system through business. Prior to joining the Erb Institute, she spent six years in Washington, DC scaling strategic public-private sustainability initiatives in...
Alex Reid

Alex Reid

Alex is eager to accelerate the energy transition and expand access to a healthy future. He spent the last five years conducting commercial due diligence and leading growth strategy consulting projects in manufacturing and industrial sectors. He sees vast...
Rena Lahn

Rena Lahn

I am passionate about helping companies transition from a carbon-fueled economy to a greener economy by identifying their environmental risks, defining their sustainability strategy, and helping implement concrete, effective environmental policies. Prior to becoming a...
Allie Bull

Allie Bull

I am excited to use my time at Erb exploring ways to unlock and harness the power and influence of corporations to make a difference in the fight against climate change. More specifically, I hope to learn more about renewables and other emerging green-tech solutions....
Evan Shea

Evan Shea

Evan is passionate about curbing carbon emissions by expanding renewable energy infrastructure. Prior to the Erb Institute, Evan has seven years experience in managing strategic partnerships and complex projects: three years at a tech startup convincing national and...