SUMASA Board 2017-2018

 Meet your current SUMASA Board members!

Jiten Vyakarnam, PresidentJ

president@sumasa.org

Started in: Spring 2017
Attends: 
Full-time
Sustainability Interests: Entrepreneurship, energy, finance
Professional Background: Partner at environmental engineering firm
Bachelor’s Degree: Chemical/Biochemical engineering
Hometown: Vizag, India
Favorite hobby: Eating

A Amit Paul, Vice President of Academic Affairs
academic-affairs@sumasa.org

Started in: Spring 2017
Attends:
Part-time
Sustainability Interests:
Renewables, Finance, Energy
Professional Background:
Energy engineer, sustainability consultant, and LEED project manager
Bachelor’s Degree:
Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering  Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Favorite hobby:
Exploring NYC’s diverse food scene

Claire Costello, Vice President of Administration and Finance Claire
administration@sumasa.org 

Started in: Fall 2015
Attends:
Part-time
Sustainability Interests
Corporate sustainability & finance
Professional Background:
Energy engineer, sustainability consultant, and LEED project manager
Bachelor’s Degree:
B.A. Geography  
Hometown:
Brewster, NY
Favorite hobby
Running and trying new places to eat

CeciliaCecilia Coates, Co-Vice President of Communications      comm@sumasa.org

Started in: Spring 2017
Attends:
Full-time
Sustainability Interests
Corporate sustainability & sustainable development
Professional Background:
Consulting
Bachelor’s Degree:
B.S. International Business
Hometown:
Montevideo, Uruguay / Mexico City, Mexico
Favorite hobby
Ballet

Kristen Bailey, Co-Vice President of Communications  comm@sumasa.org

Started in: Fall 2017
Attends:
Part-time
Sustainability Interests
Corporate sustainability, sustainability of the food industry, climate change
Professional Background:
Management consulting at PwC, Program Manager at Tamer Fund for Social Ventures (Columbia Business School)
Bachelor’s Degree:
B.S. Environmental Studies/Leadership Studies
Hometown:
Randolph, NJ
Favorite hobby
Horseback riding, yoga, and traveling

Marissa Fresquez, Vice President of Community Outreach
community_outreach@sumasa.org

Started inSpring 2017
Attends:
Part-time
Sustainability Interests
Renewable energy
Professional Background:
Siting Specialist at Tesla
Bachelor’s Degree:
B.S. Environmental Policy
Hometown
Northern and Southern California
 Favorite hobby:
Hiking, reading, exploring coffee shops

Adriana Neumann-Redlin, Sustainable Perspective Symposium Chair Adr.png   symposium_chair@sumasa.org

Started inFall 2016
Attends:
Part-time
Sustainability Interests
Sustainable analytics, water, cities 
Professional Background:
Non-profit, disabilities services, SDG Academy Course
Bachelor’s Degree:
B.S. Economics
Hometown:
Cochabamba, Bolivia 
Favorite hobby:
Theatre

Dominic Bell, Vice President of Events Dom.pngevents@sumasa.org

Started in: Fall 2015
Attends: Part-time
Sustainability Interests: Sustainable Investing, Project Finance, Consulting
Professional Background: Health & Safety Consulting, Environmental Outreach
Bachelor’s Degree: B.S. Earth & Environmental Science,                                                            B.A. Social Ecology
                                                        Hometown: Diamond Bar, California
                                                        Favorite Hobbies: Knitting, Yoga, Hiking

 

Megan Ross, Editor-in-Chief

editor@sumasa.org

Started in: Fall 2017
Attends: Full-time
Sustainability Interests: Urban sustainability in small to mid-size cities, climate change communication
Professional Background: Project management and GIS for engineering firm, remote camp management
Previous Degrees: B.A. English / Studies in Women & Gender, M.S. in Geographic Information Systems
Hometown: Fairfax, VA and Palmer, AK
Favorite Hobbies: Hiking, yoga, cross-country skiing