Zoom Backgrounds

Need a new videoconferencing background? The Earth Institute has you covered with a SUMA background! Click here to download. If you would like to personalize it with your name or other info, please click here to access an editable Canva file and instructions. More backgrounds: Columbia University logo & campus backgroundsNASA, satellite, and nature backgrounds … Continue reading Zoom Backgrounds

SPS Town Hall Highlights

Links Town Hall Webinar RecordingTown Hall Follow Up Q&ASPS Return to Campus Guide Returning to Campus All students returning to campus must take a COVID-19 "Gateway" test. To schedule an appointment, go to the Online Patient Portal. More information on the process here. Modes of Instruction What hy-flex might look like Student Support Services For … Continue reading SPS Town Hall Highlights

Interview with Diana Sierra, co-founder of Be Girl

Diana Sierra co-founded of Be Girl, a social enterprise that designs and manufactures reusable, washable and high performance period panties and sanitary pads. They have pilot their product in more than 12 countries and are ready to launch in the US. Previously, Diana built her career in industrial design as a consultant, working for almost 10 years … Continue reading Interview with Diana Sierra, co-founder of Be Girl

Interview with Marisol Rodriguez, founder of SHAREnergy

Marisol Rodriguez is a design consultant with over 8 years of experience in product innovation, consumer research, prototyping, and business model generation methodologies. Holding an M.S. in Sustainability Management ’15 from Columbia University, she most recently consulted for World Resources Institute, Oxfam and WWF through her capstone and graduation projects; her social enterprise SHAREnergy, an initiative incubated within … Continue reading Interview with Marisol Rodriguez, founder of SHAREnergy

Interview with vegetable farmer Yoko Takemura

YOKO TAKEMURA (SUMA alumni ’13) has leveraged her network and studies to land her dream job - working on a vegetable farm. She seeks to create sustainability through farming and has ambitious goals of starting her own efficient, small-scale farm. Yoko is the real deal and a true a leader in sustainability. She reminds us that … Continue reading Interview with vegetable farmer Yoko Takemura