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CBEY Alumni Visiting 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 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.

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 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, to new business ideas, to career advice, to coursework support. Mentors meet with students throughout the year and, when possible, join us for an event on campus or remotely. 

Cohort members

If you are a Yale alum and would like to be considered for our 2024-2025 cohort, please reach out to

2023-2024 Cohort

The 2023-2024 Cohort

Bradley Grams

Regional Environmental Protection Specialist at Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Finance and Deploying Clean Energy Certificate 2023

Previous Cohorts

THE 2022-2023 COHORT

Alli Chlapaty

Annie Guo

Margaret Tallmadge

Jan Lo

THE 2021-2022 COHORT

Luke Elder

Rita Effah

THE 2020-2021 COHORT

Grady O'Shaughnessy

Michelle Mendlewicz

The 2018-2019 Cohort

Suzette Carty

Claire Henly

Matthew Thurston

Jeffrey Schub

William Pott

THE 2019-2020 COHORT

Craig Bida

Kevin Ogorzalek

Agata Smeets

THE 2017-2018 COHORT

Seth Dunn

Jenny McColloch

Robert Paley

Doug Rand

Previous Events

People & Partners

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