I’m from Wichita, KS, and have spent much of my academic career focused on climate and sustainability. My interest began during undergrad at West Point, where a degree in chemical engineering led to academic research on alternative fuels. That interest continued to grad school at MIT, where I focused on commercial aviation’s impact on the environment for my thesis work. I also helped direct MIT’s Clean Energy Prize, the nation’s largest clean energy business plan competition. As an Army officer, I became involved in Net Zero efforts on my installation, creating plans to reduce my unit’s waste, water, and energy usage while reinforcing stewardship of the surrounding natural environment – and then continued to support local cleantech businesses through pro bono consulting at BCG. I’m excited to continue to support the HBS community and beyond as a Sustainability Associate.
My vision for a sustainable future: Sustainability has already become a key component of many businesses’ strategies, and I hope to continue to see that reflected in the way corporate leaders discuss the future of their business with investors, shareholders, and the public. Everyone has an important role to play, but I hope sustainability becomes an even greater source of competitive advantage between firms.
Favorite Green Tip: Take public transit whenever possible!