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.

Lydia K

Lydia Kaprelian, MBA '22

  • 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.

Sandhya

Sandhya Mahadevan, MBA '23

  • 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.

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.

Adam Sherman

Adam Sherman

  • Program

    MBA/MPA '22

  • At a glance

    Adam hopes to foster public and private sector collaboration to build a clean energy economy.

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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