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%