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: 

2019/20
To Be Announced
2019/20
Yuyou Chen
Yuyou Chen

Yuyou Chen is a senior student pursuing undergraduate degrees in Environmental Science & Management and Economics at the University of California, Davis. Her interested areas include corporate sustainability reporting, power and renewables, and urban mobility.  Read More

2019/20
Julia Nehring
Julia Nehring

Julia Nehring is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She previously worked for several years as a project manager for a national environmental consulting firm and spent a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer. As the current president of her university's Net Impact chapter, she enjoys helping colleagues and classmates get involved and volunteer in the community. Read More

2019/20
Reilly Sakai
Reilly Sakai

Reilly Sakai comes from a marketing and communications background and is currently a focused Fashion & Luxury MBA candidate at NYU Stern School of Business, specializing in Sustainable Business & Innovation and Management of Technology & Operations. She also received her BA from NYU, at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she studied cultural trends and business. A California native, environmental issues have been at the forefront of her thinking since a young age.  Read More

2018/19
2019 Flash Report

86% of S&P 500 Index® Companies Publish Sustainability / Responsibility Reports in 2018

2018/19
Minalee Busi
Minalee Busi

Minalee is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Environment and Sustainability at Monash University, Melbourne and is specializing in Corporate environmental and sustainability management. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunication and has worked in the IT industry for two years. She believes grassroot changes through incorporating the concept of sustainability in corporate and business models can be one of the most effective strategies against the issues of sustainable development.  Read More

2018/19
Jessica Caron
Jessica Caron

Jessica Caron graduated from Dartmouth College in 2017 with a BA in Environmental Studies and a minor in Hispanic Studies. She has a passion for sustainable development and for reimagining how organizations operate to achieve environmental and social benefits. Jessica has most recently worked in the Department of Sustainability & Environment at Prudential Financial, Inc, where she worked on sustainability reporting, policy briefs, and website improvement, and is currently consulting on corporate sustainability topics.  Read More

2018/19
Emilie Ho
Emilie Ho

Emilie Ho holds an M.Phil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor’s in Politics and International Relations from Scripps College. Her volunteer work teaching safe energy to elementary school students around the Claremont area early in her undergraduate years inspired her to approach the issue of sustainability from a broader perspective, such as how corporations can aid the efforts in transitioning our economy into one that is more sustainable. Emilie’s academic interests include environmental law, environmental politics, and corporate social responsibility, and her graduate research focused on the progress of, and remaining challenges to, California achieving its goals to reduce its statewide greenhouse gas emissions under AB 32.  Read More

2018/19
Jess Peete
Jess Peete

Jess Peete is a recent graduate of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where she graduated with an M.B.A. and a Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development. She served as the Vice President for the Brandeis Net Impact graduate chapter and was on the executive planning committee for the Heller Entrepreneurial Events series (including the Heller Startup Challenge and the Hult Prize competitions).  Read More

2017/18
2018 SDGs What Matters Sector Materiality Research

Sector Study on Sustainability Materiality of the SDG Targets & GRI Indicators

2018 Flash Report

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

2017/18
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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2017/18
Matthew Novak
Matthew Novak

Matthew Novak is a Detroit area native and graduate of Louisiana State University (LSU) with a degree in coastal environmental science. He currently works at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) in Rockville, Maryland as an ESG Analyst.

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2017/18
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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2017/18
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

2017/18
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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2017/18
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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2017/18
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

2017/18
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

2017/18
Qier "Cher" Xue
Qier "Cher" Xue

Cher joined Kohler Co. in January 2018, having received a BS in Environmental Sciences from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University, as well as previous job assignments at Lenovo and the Governance and Accountability Institute.  Read More

2017/18
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 a Sector Lead on the Disclosure Services Team at CDP. She leads the organization's corporate climate change, water, and forests disclosure work for materials, industrials, and health care companies in the USA and Canada. 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 was graduated in May 2015 with a concentration in sustainability and business strategy. Kristina is currently a Vice President at State Street Corporation working as a Compliance Regulatory Liaison with a focus on corporate governance. 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 a 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. 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

G&A Institute Alumna Tania Apicella is a philanthropy and non-profit management consultant with CCS Fundraising, an international strategic management and fundraising firm. Tania works with clients across philanthropic sectors – education, healthcare, arts & culture, and environment – to advance their fundraising efforts in support of their mission. Her areas of expertise include campaign management, major gift program management, volunteer training, and corporate social responsibility. Read More

2015
Simon Fischweicher
Simon Fischweicher

Simon Fischweicher is the Manager of Corporate Engagement on CDP’s North America Disclosure Services Team. He manages CDP’s efforts to increase corporate disclosure of climate change, forests and water data from North American corporations. His team is responsible for providing guidance and support to over 600 disclosing companies in North America as well as companies considering disclosure for the first time. Read More

2015
Reuben Goldstein
Reuben Goldstein

Since his G&A Institute internship, Reuben Goldstein was an EDF Climate Corps Fellow in Austin, Texas, where he worked with Foundation Communities, the largest Affordable Housing Organization in Austin. After the fellowship, Rueben completed his thesis at Bard College where he developed a repeatable model that would help affordable housing organization's deploy solar electricity to their tenants. 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 was graduated Cum Laude in 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

Ella Chen now lives in Beijing and works as a Power Market Analyst at the UPC Renewables (China), a subsidiary of the EDF EN. Her job includes closely watching the any update on the electricity reform in China, and producing high quality update notes relating to energy and power market, covering generation, transmission, supply and demand. Read More

2014
Anna (Gunther) Buchsbaum
Anna (Gunther) Buchsbaum

Anna (Gunther) Buchsbaum 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 graduate from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) where she obtained her Masters in International Affairs.  She  concentrated her degree 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 the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).  Read More

2014
Selene Lawrence
Selene Lawrence

Selene Lawrence is an outreach professional advocating for sustainability in the public, non-profit and private sectors. She has served as a lead analyst for the Governance & Accountability Institute since 2014, measuring corporate responsibility and compliance for some of the largest companies in the U.S, while reporting on current sustainability trends and providing in-depth insight for improvements. Read More

2014
Katie Mencke
Katie Mencke

While still a graduate student, Katie Mencke was awarded one of 30 positions in Akzo Nobel’s one-week International Business Course that took place in Arnhem, the Netherlands.  This opened the door for the beginning of her career as a process engineer.  She traveled the continental US and Canada assisting in the sales of paper additives that decreased the energy requirements for making paper and improved the quality of recycled paper fibers.  Read More

2013
G&A Research Project Completed:

2013 Sustainability - What Matter?

2013
Avetik Amyan
Avetik Amyan

During the past few years, Avetik Amyan has been pursuing a career as a tax professional. He has worked for various organizations, including Citi Group and SS&C Technologies, where he has prepared tax returns and reviewed partnership, corporate, and individual returns. Read More

2013
Laura Ana Jardieanu
Laura Ana Jardieanu

In 2017, Laura Ana Jardieanu received word that she was as one of 2017's Emerging Leaders in Transportation, which is pretty exciting. She works on environmental planning for [Superstorm] Sandy Recovery and Resiliency projects at New York City Transit.

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2013
Jamie Reinhardt
Jamie Reinhardt

Since interning at G&A, Jamie Reinhardt interned at the Clinton Global Initiative and the Rainforest Alliance to finish out her MBA in Sustainable Business. Jamie now lives in San Diego, CA works in development for an international conservation organization called Nature and Culture International. Her responsibilities include fundraising for them and program work collaborating with indigenous peoples of Latin America to protect tropical forests.  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

Dr. Michelle Thompson is a Federal Project Director at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), where she is responsible for oversight of Livermore Field Office (LFO).

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2011
Natalia Valencia
Natalia Valencia

Natalia Valencia is an Associate Director of Research and Responsible Investment at LAVCA (the Latin American Venture Capital Association) in New York City.  In this role, she leads ESG and Impact Investing initiatives. She also 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. 

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