MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative

Students Taking Action

As global challenges arise, we train leaders to guide companies and organizations to become part of the solution. During their time at MIT, our students cultivate the knowledge, skills, and hope they need to tackle our greatest sustainability problems—and take hold of opportunities for a stronger, more equitable future. 

Meet our sustainability students below! 

Stay tuned for more student spotlights.

Photo of Alexa Katz, a caucasian woman with medium length brown hair smiling

Alexa Katz

  • Degree Program

    MBA '24

  • Pronouns

    she/her

  • At a glance

    Alexa is strategically exploring how to pivot into the food & beverage industry and how to bring a sustainability lens into her work.

Amar Dayal

Amar Dayal

  • Degree Program

    MBA '24

  • Pronouns

    he/him

  • At a glance

    At MIT, Amar Dayal is gaining the skills he needs to scale up inclusive and effective climate start-ups.

Andres

Andrés Bisonó León

  • Degree Program

    MBA '23 | Legatum Fellow | PKG IAP Fellow

  • Pronouns

    he/him

  • At a Glance

    Working at the intersection of oceans, climate tech, and seaweed, Andrés seeks to accelerate social development, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and economic growth.

Kaya Thomas

Kaya Thomas

  • Program and Year

    LGO '23

  • Pronouns

    she/her

  • At a glance

    Kaya wants to help build the future she believes in. One where sustainability is top priority, and where everyone has access to education, healthcare, nutrition, and housing.

Zhenny Gong

Zhenny Gong

  • Program and Year

    MBA '23

  • Pronouns

    she/her

  • At a Glance

    Zhenny is gaining the skills she needs to promote innovative technologies crucial to our race to net zero.

Augustin

Agustín González de Abiega

  • Program and Year

    MBA '23

  • At a glance

    "We can beat climate change with the right combination of investment, policy and change in consumer behavior."

Santiago

Santiago Pardo Sanchez

  • Program and Year

    MBA '23

  • Pronouns

    he/him/his

  • At a Glance

    While at MIT, Santiago is exploring what it will take to decarbonize our economies and lives.

Austin Cole

Austin Cole

  • Program and Year

    MBA/MCP '24

  • Pronouns

    he/him/his

  • At a Glance

    "I hope to play a ‘bridging’ role that can connect, amplify, and grow the efforts of the workers, carers, and organizers — who are all innovators — throughout communities in the US and beyond."

Sandhya

Sandhya Mahadevan

  • Program and Year

    MBA '23

  • At a glance

    What matters most to Sandhya? Leveraging corporate power to combat climate change while investing in communities most negatively impacted.

Dash

Dash Enkhbayar

  • Program and Year

    MBA '23

  • At a glance

    An examiner of the purpose of the corporation, Dash knows that with quality impact/ESG measurement, comprehensive regulatory policy, and a commitment to justice – we can build an equitable society.

Lydia K

Lydia Kaprelian

  • Program and Year

    MBA '22

  • At a glance

    With a strong appreciation for the power of translation, Lydia is learning how to translate climate realities into business opportunities.

Alex G

Alex Gerszten

  • Program and Year

    MBA '22

  • At a glance

    Alex plans to help harness cutting-edge technology for crucial issues, like supply chain traceability, sustainability verification, and food waste.

Supratim Das

Supratim Das

  • Program and Year

    PhD, MBA '22

  • At a glance

    Supratim hopes to streamline conversations between academia, cleantech venture capital, and big tech to unlock energy and climate solutions.

Lillian Kwang

Lillian Kwang

  • Program and Year

    MBA '22

  • At a glance

    Lillian has a passion for exploring ways technology can be leveraged to build a better food system, for people and planet.

Tarun Walia

Tarun Walia

  • Program and Year

    Sloan Fellows MBA '22

  • At a glance

    Tarun wants to make sustainability an integral part of the BioPharma industry by bringing ESG metrics into strategy planning.

George Potts

George Potts

  • Program

    Sloan Fellows MBA '22

  • At a glance

    After a decade in private equity, ESG, and climate-tech leadership (plus, trekking to the south pole), George is setting up a career trajectory dedicated to climate.

Courtney Sharpe

Courtney Sharpe Jacobovits

  • Program

    MBA '22

  • At a glance

    Courtney is ready to leverage capital for good, ensuring that investments have a positive community impact.

Alex Prather

Alex Prather

  • Program

    MBA '22

  • At a glance

    With a passion for climatetech innovation, Alex hopes to help scale solutions to our most challenging problems.

Jana Parsons

Jana Parsons

  • Program

    MBA '22

  • At a glance

    Jana is bringing her passion for problem solving, learning, and process improvement to the field of sustainability.

Qing Qing

Qing Qing Miao

  • Program

    MBA '22

  • At a glance

    Qing Qing knows that kindness and compassion are key to building a future where humans and nature can thrive.


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