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New Cohort of Alumni Visiting Experts Announced!

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The experience and expertise of alumni provide an unparalleled resource for students navigating their way through the Yale experience.  In recognition of this, the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) launched the CBEY Visiting Alumni Experts program in 2018 in an effort to connect alumni from different sectors with current students. Since then, over 200 engagements between students and experts have taken place as part of this program.

With the onset of the COVID-crisis, students have been shifting and adapting their professional plans to adjust to this new reality, making these types of connections all the more critical. We are delighted to announce the 2020-2021 cohort:

The 2020-2021 Cohort

Justin Lindenmayer

Vice President of Operations at Over Easy
MBA 2013
Master of Environmental Management 2013

Michelle Mendlewicz

Senior Sustainability Consultant, Apparel at Quantis
Master of Environmental Management 2017

Grady O'Shaughnessy

Senior Vice President of Finance at Apex Clean Energy
Master of Environmental Management 2011

Raymond Waweru

Sustainable Procurement Program Manager at Google
Master of Environmental Management 2016

Leigh Whelpton

Program Director at Conservation Finance Network
Master of Environmental Science 2012



As Visiting Experts, each alum will meet with students throughout the academic year to discuss industry trends, career advice, coursework support and beyond. 

"CBEY is lucky to have so many incredible alumni who will offer their time to help our students. Through these meetings, students get a better sense of the type of careers that exist in the intersection of business and the environment and make connections to those doing the work," says Heather Fitzgerald, Associate Director at CBEY. "The insights and advice from Visiting Experts give students information that they just can't get from coursework."

You can learn more about the program and sign up for office hours here.

If you are a Yale alum and would like to be considered for a future cohort, please reach out to Heather Fitzgerald.