Fitore Kelmendi

Fitore Kelmendi

My interests are in energy system development and exploring the different approaches this is done in developing cities. Prior to becoming a member of the Erb Institute I spent 10 years in Refining Operations supporting 24/7 operation and long term project development....
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...
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...
Annie Kartheiser

Annie Kartheiser

Annie is passionate about curbing carbon emissions and supporting the energy transition. Prior to joining the Erb Institute, Annie gained 5-years experience in managing complex projects and partnerships. Annie spent two years as a management consultant at IBM and...
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...