2016 Forum Alumni

Alumni of the inaugural Forum were exceedingly diverse in their professional expertise, geographic focus, and sustainability agenda. Their diverse backgrounds enriched the experience and underlined the growing need for a cross-sectoral examination of sustainability. 

Steve Arowolo Green Shift Africa South Africa

Steve Arowolo

Green Shift Africa

South Africa

Samuel Carpenter Harvard University Connecticut

Samuel Carpenter

Harvard University

Connecticut

Glenn Banaguas Climate Change Research Institute Philippines

Glenn Banaguas

Climate Change Research Institute

Philippines

Janice Cooper Maine House of Representatives Maine

Janice Cooper

Maine House of Representatives

Maine

Melissa Bouilly Dell Inc. Texas

Melissa Bouilly

Dell Inc.

Texas

Daniela Cordoba Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Mexico

Daniela Cordoba

Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Mexico

Andrew Braggins Berry Simons New Zealand

Andrew Braggins

Berry Simons

New Zealand

Samuel Croll CR Ocean Engineering, LLC Connecticut

Samuel Croll

CR Ocean Engineering, LLC

Connecticut

John Fulgoni Kalamazoo Nature Center Michigan  

John Fulgoni

Kalamazoo Nature Center

Michigan

 

Judith George PotashCorp Illinois

Judith George

PotashCorp

Illinois

Javier Gonzalez Pronatura Mexico A.C. Mexico

Javier Gonzalez

Pronatura Mexico A.C.

Mexico

Alan Horowitz AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Pennsylvania

Alan Horowitz

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Pennsylvania

Tiernan Humphrys Dept of Health & Human Services Australia

Tiernan Humphrys

Dept of Health & Human Services

Australia

Juan Pablo Ibarra Mercon Coffee Group Florida

Juan Pablo Ibarra

Mercon Coffee Group

Florida

Kerry-Jane King New York Power Authority New York

Kerry-Jane King

New York Power Authority

New York

Taiwo Odumosu Olabisi Onabanjo University Nigera

Taiwo Odumosu

Olabisi Onabanjo University

Nigera

Sofya Matteotti Swissgrid Switzerland

Sofya Matteotti

Swissgrid

Switzerland

Yoland Ouiya Yoli's Green Living New Jersey

Yoland Ouiya

Yoli's Green Living

New Jersey

Gerry Protti Alberta Energy Regulator Canada

Gerry Protti

Alberta Energy Regulator

Canada

Amy Singler American Rivers Massachusetts

Amy Singler

American Rivers

Massachusetts

Mariana Trief Connecticut Green Bank Connecticut

Mariana Trief

Connecticut Green Bank

Connecticut

Ricardo Rosario Mackenzie Presbyterian University Brazil

Ricardo Rosario

Mackenzie Presbyterian University

Brazil

Tanya Srebotnjak Harvey Mudd College California

Tanya Srebotnjak

Harvey Mudd College

California

Jonathan Wagar Duke Farms Foundation New Jersey

Jonathan Wagar

Duke Farms Foundation

New Jersey

Ted Janulis Ecowatch New York

Ted Janulis

Ecowatch

New York

Michael Miltenberger North Raven Canada

Michael Miltenberger

North Raven

Canada

Tameka Pierre-Louis Queens Public Library New York

Tameka Pierre-Louis

Queens Public Library

New York

John Samuelson SAIL Capital California

John Samuelson

SAIL Capital

California

Jonathan Steinberg Connecticut General Assembly Connecticut

Jonathan Steinberg

Connecticut General Assembly

Connecticut

Jessye Waxman Environmental Law Institute Washington, D.C.

Jessye Waxman

Environmental Law Institute

Washington, D.C.

Carol Jeppesen Principles for Responsible Investment New York

Carol Jeppesen

Principles for Responsible Investment

New York

Laure Modesti World Innovation Summit for Education France

Laure Modesti

World Innovation Summit for Education

France

Niels Planel Green Climate Fund France

Niels Planel

Green Climate Fund

France

Walter Schindler Frost & Sullivan Investment Partners California

Walter Schindler

Frost & Sullivan Investment Partners

California

Kim Stevenson Connecticut Green Bank Connecticut

Kim Stevenson

Connecticut Green Bank

Connecticut

Nicholas Zuba Connecticut Green Bank Connecticut

Nicholas Zuba

Connecticut Green Bank

Connecticut

Not Pictured:

Elizabeth Brayboy, LB Ventures, Connecticut

Dawn Emling, Thomson Reuters, New York

Rafael Leal-Arcas, Queen Mary University of London, England

John Lewis, The Gunston School, Maryland

Sophie Rifkin, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, New York

Preeti Sinha, YES Institute, India

Matthew Tashjian, National Wildlife Federation, Vermont


2016 Alumni By the Numbers

International participants made up 35% of the class and represented 12 countries apart from the United States:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • India
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Sectors represented:

  • Academia: 19%
  • Government: 26%
  • Non-profit: 25%
  • Private Sector: 30%