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  • Green Alumni Series

    • March 22nd 2024, 12-1 pm 
      Meet Andrea Candelaria, a University of Miami 2019 graduate with a major in Ecosystems, Science, and Policy. Andrea is now the Sustainability & Resiliency Planner for the Village of Palmetto Bay.
      Discover Andrea's journey and join us via Zoom on March 22 at 12 p.m. Register now!

    • September 2023
      Since graduating from UM's Master of Science in Sustainable Business program, Nick Berman has spent the past three years as Director of Operations at Geared for Green. There, he is responsible for implementing circular economy strategies for clients of all sizes, optimizing waste collection, and creating new products from recycled material. 

    • May 2023
      Meet with Julie Topf! Julie graduated from UM in 2021 with majors in Ecosystem Science and Policy and Spanish, and minors in Climate Science and Policy and Geography. She is now the Climate & Energy Program Coordinator at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

    • August 2022
      Meet Alex Moreira. Alex graduated in 2019 from the Miami Herbert Business School's first cohort of the Master of Science in Sustainable Business. Alex operates in the intersection of sustainability and finance. His areas of expertise include sustainable business, advisory, project origination, climate change, ESG, impact investing, banking, carbon tax, financial services, private equity, credit risk management, and training and development. 
    • January 2022
      Zac Cosner graduated from the U with a triple major in Biology; Ecosystem, Science & Policy, and History. Zac has worked as chief associate with an environmental policy and litigation consulting firm which he helped to found while a student of UM, where he worked primarily on state and federal litigation, as the sustainability and grants administrator at City of South Miami. He's now the Climate and Clean Energy Advocacy Coordinator for the Florida Conservation Voters Association. Join us and learn more about his trajectory. Recording

    • September 2021
      In 2015, Raul Velarde graduated from the University of Miami with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and an M.S. in Civil Engineering, concentrating in Sustainable Design and Construction. Raul is now the Project Solution Development and Sustainability Manager for Turner Construction, South Florida. A true 'Cane, Raul served as President of the College of Engineering Alumni Association. Recording

    • March 2021
      Dr. Alexander Suma graduated from the University of Miami College of Engineering in 2011 with a Ph.D. Today, Alexander is the CEO and Founder of Ibis Power, an innovative firm specialized in wind and solar energy. Join us to discover his journey through the world of engineering and renewable energy. Meet Alexander on Friday, March 19 from 12-1 p.m.  Recording

    • February 2021
      Galen Treuer
      , Resilience Coordinator for Miami Dade County's Office of Resilience, graduated from the University of Miami in 2016 with a doctorate in environmental science and policy. He's a climate professional and behavioral scientist. Meet Galen on Friday, Feb. 5 from 12-1 p.m   Recording

    • November 2020
      Alissa Farina
      , Resilience Programs Manager for the City of Miami's Office of Resilience and Sustainability, graduated from the University of Miami in 2014 with two bachelor's degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences in Ecosystem Science and Policy (Abess Center) and Economics. Meet Alissa on Friday, November 20 from 12-1 p.m.  Recording 

    • October 2020
      Are you interested in exploring green career opportunities once you graduate? Meet Mark Jackson, a recent graduate of the Miami Herbert Business School with a Master of Science (MS) in Sustainable Business, who started working as a sustainability coordinator for the City of Pensacola just a month after graduation. Join us October 2 from 12-1 p.m. Recording

  • Ever Brighter - Climate and Environment

    The University of Miami is as dynamic as it is bright. There are so many opportunities to get involved and to champion bold initiatives taking place across our three campuses. Find a cause that speaks to your passion and discover how you can make a difference.

    The University of Miami is dedicated to the pursuit of positive change through the transformative power of people and ideas. With so many critical challenges on the horizon, we are embarking on an ambitious journey that we call Ever Brighter. This is our moment to shine, to take bold action, to change our world. Learn more