The Master of Science in Sustainability Management at Columbia University is an innovative professional graduate program that equips sustainability leaders with the practical knowledge and cutting-edge skills required to effectively manage the complex risks and opportunities of sustainable development.
Brought to you by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York, Making Green from Green goes inside green start-ups for the scoop on how businesses handle challenges from concept to launch. Experienced green entrepreneurs and funders will describe their journeys, providing key insights into their inspirations, motivations, setbacks and triumphs.
Diana Sierra believes in opportunity. Sierra, a student in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program, believes that having access to opportunities can make a big difference in someone’s life. Sierra is an industrial designer with more than seven years of experience and is a summer intern working with the Millennium Villages Project in Ruhiira, Uganda. Seeing the experience as an opportunity to help empower people in a severely economically depressed part of the world, Sierra began working on two projects. Her first project was to analyze the value chain of a coffee cooperative and her second was to work with a women’s arts and crafts cooperative to market their products. Sierra felt that she would be particularly suited to help because she grew up on her father’s coffee farm in Santuario, Colombia.