The Honor Roll

In the G&A Honor Roll we feature the talented interns that work with us on our many various research and client related projects.  Each of the interns listed on this page has made a significant contribution to the G&A Institute and to the field of Sustainability in general.  We thank our Honor Roll members here: 

2017
2018 Flash Report

FLASH REPORT: 85% of S&P 500 Index® Companies Publish Sustainability Reports in 2017

2017
Amanda Hoster
Amanda Hoster

Amanda Hoster is a recent graduate of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, where she completed her Master of Environmental Management, focusing on Business and Sustainability. During her time at the Nicholas School, Amanda worked on projects covering a wide variety of sustainability issues, but her primary research addressed the use of sustainable materials within the apparel industry.

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2017
Matthew Novak
Matthew Novak

Matthew Novak is a native of the Greater Detroit area and is a graduate of Louisiana State University (LSU) with a degree in Coastal Environmental Science. His background involves work experience in in corporate sustainability, environmental education, city government, and coastal and environmental science.

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2017
Elizabeth Peterson
Elizabeth Peterson

Elizabeth Peterson, ISSP-SA, is a M.A. candidate in Sustainability at Hofstra University, on track to graduate in May 2018 upon completion and approval of her master’s thesis on ESG Reporting.  Her research explores sustainability reporting methods and frameworks to eliminate greenwashing and strengthen the comprehensive and comparable analysis of reports between multi-national corporations.  

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2017
Yangshengjing (UB) Qiu
Yangshengjing (UB) Qiu

Yangshengjing (UB) Qiu graduated from the College of William and Mary where she earned her B.S. in Psychology and Environmental Policy. She is currently interning at the World Resources Institute, an international environmental think tank in DC, with the Better Buying Lab project at the Food Program. She assists with research on consumer and business incentives around food consumption as well as cutting edge strategies to enable consumers to choose more sustainable foods. Read More

2017
Sara Rosner
Sara Rosner

Sara Rosner is particularly focused on working with investors to understand and leverage environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts in order to create value and ensure long-term growth. Sara’s strengths include delivering innovative results surrounding strategic investor and stakeholder engagement, ESG research and data analysis, corporate sustainability and project management.

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2017
Shraddha Sawant
Shraddha Sawant

Shraddha Sawant is a passionate environmentalist from Pune, India. She moved to the U.S. in 2015 to pursue her Master’s in Environmental Sustainability from University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working as an Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist with an electronic waste recycling company based in Philadelphia.

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2017
Alan Stautz
Alan Stautz

Alan Stautz is an undergraduate senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Environmental Science and Political Science. The focus of his coursework is on the development of successful environmental protection policies, a path he hopes to continue in Law School. Following the completion of his legal education, Alan plans to pursue the implementation of sustainability solutions, specifically renewable energy development. Read More

2017
Laura Malo Yague
Laura Malo Yague

Laura Malo Yague is a full-time candidate in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management at Columbia University.  She was graduated in Industrial Technical Engineering – Industrial Electronics in Spain and has seven years experience in Product and Project Management.  She was an intern-analyst at G&A Institute in 2017.   Read More

2017
Qier "Cher" Xue
Qier "Cher" Xue

Cher Xue recently earned her Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment. She was graduated from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a B.S. in Environmental Sciences. Her background is in energy technologies, environmental science, sustainability strategy and system analysis.

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2017
Evan Dennis
Evan Dennis

Evan Dennis advises public and private organizations on the use of stakeholder engagement and collaborative planning processes for designing strategic planning initiatives that improve their ESG footprints. He serves as an intern for the Governance & Accountability Institute, analyzing numerous corporate and institutional sustainability reports. He helped produce G&A’s report comparing corporate SDG goals across corporate sectors, and has assisted in keeping the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) global Sustainability Reporting database up-to-date. Read More

2016
Flash Report: 2017

FLASH REPORT: 82% of the S&P 500 Companies Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2016

2016
Alvis Yuen
Alvis Yuen

Alvis Yuen is a recent graduate of the City College of New York, earning his Master’s degree for Sustainability in the Urban Environment. His interest in the interaction of the environment and business interest began during his undergraduate studies at NYU where Alvis pursued dual majors in biochemistry and economics. This background allows him to understand the more technical aspects of sustainability problems as well as their economic implications.

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2016
Kasope Aleshinloye
Kasope Aleshinloye

Kasope is a recent graduate from the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and is currently working his first season at an organic vegetable farm in the Hudson Valley. With experience drafting permits for wetland mitigation in Louisiana and researching the opportunities for public-private partnerships in sustainable infrastructure and climate finance, he is passionate about designing market solutions to tackle environmental problems and climate change. He received a B.A. in History and Environmental Studies from Amherst College. Read More

2016
Ling Qin
Ling Qin

Ling Qin earned her Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Through her academic training and professional experience in the environmental science and energy system, she has developed good understanding of the environmental and energy markets. Her interests include renewable energy, impact investing and public finance. Read More

2016
Juliet Russell
Juliet Russell

Juliet Russell is currently pursuing an MSc in Environmental Technology, focusing on Business and the Environment at Imperial College London. Since graduating from University College London in 2016 with a BSc in Geography, Juliet has interned for the Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. as a GRI Data Partner and sustainability reporting analyst.

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2016
Sihui (Olivia) Wang
Sihui (Olivia) Wang

Sihui (Olivia) Wang  is a second year graduate student at New York University, School of Professional Studies, graduating August 2017. She is studying Integrated Marketing, with a focus on Marketing Analytics.

Originally from China, Wang speaks in Mandarin and English. She obtained a Bachelor of General Administration from Shenzhen University (SZU) in Shenzhen, China, where she worked as the Vice Minister for the English Association from 2011 to 2013.

Wang is passionate about analytics, marketing, as well as sustainable development. Read More

2015/16
1Q/2Q 2016 Research Project Completed

FLASH REPORT: 81% of the S&P 500 Index Published Sustainability Reports in 2015

2015/16
Julia Casciotti
Julia Casciotti

Julia Casciotti is an MPH Candidate at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health with a concentration in environmental health sciences. Her interests lie at the intersection between energy and public health, with a focus on how reporting can serve as a regulatory tool to improve industry accountability, and lessen the adverse health and environmental impacts of energy production. Julia received a B.A. in English and Environmental Policy from the College of William and Mary in 2012. Read More

2015/16
Alex Cohen
Alex Cohen

Alex Cohen graduated from Baruch College in December 2015 with concentrations in sustainability and international business. He previously graduated from Bentley University with a BA in international studies and spent four years working in finance before deciding to pursue his passion for sustainability. His primary focus is the connection between profit and sustainability and how business can pursue both simultaneously. Read More

2015/16
Kristina Jette Mullen
Kristina Jette Mullen

Kristina Jette Mullen is a MBA graduate from Simmons School of Management.  She graduated in May 2015 with a concentration in sustainability and business strategy. Kristina obtained her B.S. from Boston University Questrom School of Business. Her career expands across accounting, marketing and client relations, including two years of international work experience in London. As part of her MBA curriculum, Kristina worked as a MBA Sustainability Metrics Consultant for Greyston Bakery throughout the summer of 2014. Read More

2015/16
Ashley Thomsen
Ashley Thomsen

Ashley Thomsen is a senior undergraduate majoring in global logistics management at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business. She formerly earned a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from ASU and spent six years as a public school teacher in the areas of science and social studies. She has a passion for sustainable business and cradle-to-cradle strategies. Read More

2015/16
Alvis Yuen
Alvis Yuen

Alvis Yuen is G&A's Team Leader, Sustainability Research Analyst. He is a graduate student studying Sustainability at CCNY. Yuen's experience in research laboratories and startups motivated him to explore the positive role industry can play. His interests are in energy, transportation, and urban development. Yuen earned a BA from NYU, with majors in biochemistry and economics. Read More

2015
G&A Research Project Completed:

FLASH REPORT: 75% of the S&P 500 Index Published Sustainability Reports in 2014

2015
Tania Apicella
Tania Apicella

Tania Apicella is an MBA candidate at Rutgers Business School, graduating in May 2015. In addition to her studies, she is a Student Representative for the Advisory Board of Rutgers’ Institute for Ethical Leadership and served as the 2013-14 President of Rutgers’ Net Impact Chapter. She is also currently working at The Saul Steinberg Foundation as an Administrative and Research Associate. She received her BA in History of Art from Haverford College. Her interests include sustainability in the arts and culture sector, social entrepreneurship and urban economic development. Read More

2015
Simon Fischweicher
Simon Fischweicher

Simon Fischweicher is a graduate student at Bard College's MBA in Sustainability program. He will complete his MBA in Sustainability in May 2016. He is also currently working at the Dana Foundation as a Project Associate. He manages the foundation's ongoing outreach and education campaigns. He received his undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College where he majored in Government and Legal Studies. His focuses are sustainable business, urban development and impact investment. Read More

2015
Reuben Goldstein
Reuben Goldstein

Reuben is a dual degree masters student at Bard College, working towards an M.S. in Environmental Policy and an M.B.A. in Sustainability. His work experience has focused around start-up businesses, and this has developed his passion for operations and business development. He also has interests in energy policy and urban development.  Read More

2015
Evan Guyton
Evan Guyton

Pursuing BBA in finance with a minor in economics at Baruch's Zicklin School of Business. Dean's List student interested in Venture Capital and Start-ups specifically in clean tech and sustainability. Will advance towards MBA in sustainability after graduation. .  Read More

2015
John Rovetto
John Rovetto

John Rovetto graduated Cum Laude in the spring of 2014 from William Paterson University of New Jersey with a B.S. in Business Management. While attending, he was enrolled in the Business Honors College and authored a thesis concerning the economic sustainability of multichannel retail corporations.  Read More

2014
G&A Research Project Completed:

FLASH REPORT: 72% of the S&P 500 Index Published Sustainability Reports in 2013

2014
Qi (Ella) Chen
Qi (Ella) Chen

Qi (Ella) Chen is a MPA candidate at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She is doing a concentration in Energy and Environment, and a specialization in Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis. Currently at Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc., Ella is working as a GRI analyst intern, analyzing sustainability trends in the world. At Columbia University, She is the CSR Chair of the SIPA Net Impact. Read More

2014
Anna Gunther
Anna Gunther

Anna Gunther is a senior undergraduate at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, graduating May 2014. She is studying Earth and Environmental Engineering, with a focus on sustainable energy and materials. She is involved with Columbia's chapter of Engineers Without Borders, working with a small community in Ghana to address its water and sanitation needs. Read More

2014
Yekta Karimi
Yekta Karimi

Yekta Karimi is a current Masters of International Affairs candidate at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. She is concentrating in international finance and economic policy with a specialization in management and is certified in Nonprofit Leadership and Management through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance as well as through GRI. Yekta's background is in nonprofit management, impact investing, and public/private partnership work. Read More

2014
Selene Lawrence
Selene Lawrence

Selene Lawrence is a fourth year Undergraduate student at Hunter College, City University of New York, with an expected graduation of Fall 2014. She majors in Geography with Dean's List Honors with minors in History and English Literature. Her focuses include sustainability, political economy, and climate resiliency. Read More

2014
Katie Mencke
Katie Mencke

Katie Mencke has over 10 years of combined experience in engineering and consulting in capital-intensive industry. She is interested in driving the transformation of industrial practices to reduce negative impacts on society and environment. Her skills and experience include complex data analysis and synthesis, gap analysis, performance improvement, and capital planning. She currently holds both a BS (Miami University - 2002) and MS (The Georgia Institute of Technology - 2004) in Paper Science and Engineering. She will complete her MBA in Sustainability at Bard College in May 2015. Read More

2013
G&A Research Project Completed:

2013 Sustainability - What Matter?

2013
Avetik Amyan
Avetik Amyan

In the fall of 2012, Avetik Amyan graduated Brooklyn College with a B.S. in Accounting (CPA eligible). Avetik Amyan was recognized and honored in the dean’s list during his honorary years in college, where he graduated at the top of his class. Read More

2013
Laura Ana Jardieanu
Laura Ana Jardieanu

Laura Jardieanu is a graduate of The University of California, Berkeley and recently earned her masters degree in Sustainability from Lund University in Sweden. Her background is in environmental science, geography and public policy with a specialization in sustainable agriculture.  Read More

2013
Jamie Reinhardt
Jamie Reinhardt

Jamie Reinhardt is currently a full time MBA candidate in her first year at Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business. She has a double concentration in Sustainability and International Business and plans to put the skills gained in her program to good use while interning at the Governance and Accountability Institute.  Read More

2013
Santiago Viteri
Santiago Viteri

Santiago Viteri is an industrial engineer with more than seven years of experience in developing markets managing technological transitions in banks and financial institutions. He is currently a candidate in the Full-Time MBA program at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, majoring Sustainability and Computer Information. Read More

2012
G&A Research Project Completed:

2011 Sustainability Responsibility Reporting - Does it Matter?

2012
Lindsey Clark
Lindsey Clark

Lindsey graduated in May 2013 from Columbia University's Earth Institute with her Master of Science in Sustainability Management. She currently serves as a part-time Sustainability Analyst and Client Strategist for the G&A Institute.  Read More

2012
David Masters
David Masters

David Master has a diverse background in the arts, education, and retail. An avid professional sculptor and painter, David founded an online art gallery, BenZev Fine Art LLC, in 2006, which ignited his passion for business development and strategy. This endeavor led him along the path to return to school to attend Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, where he is currently a candidate in the Full-Time Honors MBA program, class of 2013.  Read More

2011
G&A Research Project Completed:

2011 Sustainability Reporting - Does it Matter?

2011
Dr. Michelle Thompson, D.Env
Dr. Michelle Thompson, D.Env

Michelle Thompson is a postdoc fellow supporting the Department of Energy (DOE) in the Office of Energy Policy Systems Analysis (EPSA).  She works on water-energy nexus projects, including the U.S.-Israel Integrated Energy and Desalination Design Challenge and the Water Resource Recovery Test-bed Network with NSF, EPA, and WERF. Read More

2011
Natalia Valencia
Natalia Valencia

Natalia is  a Senior Research Analyst at LAVCA (Latin American Venture Capital Association) in New York City.  In this role, she supports the generation and delivery of quality research products and services to LAVCA’s Members and to the Latin America Private Equity/Venture Capital community.  She also leads ESG and Impact Investing initiatives. Read More