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CBEY Alumni Visiting Experts & Mentors

The series brings alumni expertise back to campus as a resource for students exploring ideas and pathways at the intersection of business and the environment.

CBEY Alumni Visiting Experts

CBEY supports students interested in exploring ideas and pathways at the intersection of business and the environment.  From creating new nonprofit and commercial organizations, business models, or other innovations that address pressing environmental challenges, we offer connections to alumni who have been in their shoes and are doing the work. This is never more critical than today as students are navigating and adapting their professional plans to a new reality through the pandemic.

Since its launch in the spring of 2018, the Yale Center for Business and Environment has facilitated over 250 student engagements with Yale alumni through the Alumni Visiting Expert & Mentor series. The series seeks to sponsor alumni back to campus as a resource for students.

Each academic year, a cohort of professionals across different industries devote time to meet with students and discuss anything from industry trends, career advice and offer coursework support. Each Expert & Mentor meets with students throughout the year and, when possible, joins us for an event on campus or remotely. 

2021-2022 Cohort

Cohort members

We are delighted to announce the new cohort! Read about them below and schedule a time to connect.

If you are a Yale alum and would like to be considered for our 2022-2023 cohort, please reach out to Heather.Fitzgerald@Yale.edu.

The 2021-2022 Cohort

Elle Brunsdale

Investment Associate at Greenbacker Capital
MBA 2019
Master of Environmental Management 2019

John Dickenson

President at Metamorphosis LLC: Products from Products™
MPPM 1988

Luke Elder

Sustainability Strategy and Operations Associate, Reporting and Disclosure at Google
MBA 2019
Master of Environmental Management 2019

Rita Effah

Senior Climate Finance Officer at African Development Bank
M.Sc. in Forest Science 2012

Donovan Ervin

Climate Finance Officer at Hive Fund for Climate & Gender Justice
MBA 2020
Master of Environmental Management 2020

Zoe Lloyd Geller

Co-Founder at Fire Ox Foods
MBA 2017
Master of Environmental Management 2017

Sara Harari

Associate Director of Innovation & Strategic Advisor to the President at Connecticut Green Bank
MBA 2019
Master of Environmental Management 2019

Michelle Mendlewicz

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

Lisa Veliz Waweru

Manager, ESG and Decarbonization at Deloitte & Touche LLP
MBA 2017
Master of Environmental Management 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Please consult the following for frequently asked questions:

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Previous Cohorts

THE 2020-2021 COHORT

Grady O'Shaughnessy

Michelle Mendlewicz

THE 2019-2020 COHORT

Craig Bida

Kevin Ogorzalek

Agata Smeets

The 2018-2019 Cohort

Suzette Carty

Claire Henly

Matthew Thurston

Jeffrey Schub

William Pott

THE 2017-2018 COHORT

Seth Dunn

Jenny McColloch

Robert Paley

Doug Rand

Previous Events

People & Partners

Heather Fitzgerald

Associate Director at Yale Center for Business and the Environment

Stuart DeCew

Executive Director at Yale Center for Business and the Environment
MBA 2011
Master of Environmental Management 2011

Program Alumni

Beatriz Granziera

Kylee Chang