ESPP Alumni Career Panel


Thursday, April 11, 2019, 5:30pm


Haller Hall, Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street, Room 102, Cambridge

Alumni Panel

We are pleased to announce the inaugural ESPP Alumni Career Panel with five of our concentration alumni. Following the panel discussion, we will host a reception in the Climate Change Exhibit of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, 26 Oxford Street, 4th floor. Please register here for the event.


JD, Executive Vice President, M.J. Bradley and Associates
With over fifteen years of experience working in environmental law and corporate strategy, Carrie provides strategic advice on energy, climate change, and air quality issues for MJB&A’s client, which include electric and natural gas utilities, investors, clean technology firms, and environmental groups. She advises companies on the business implications of regulatory and legislative proposals and works with clients to engage with state and federal policymakers, particularly to promote effective environmental policy options in the areas of air quality and energy. Carrie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Mary is a pulmonologist who practices medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, where she earned an MPH and MD after graduating from Harvard College. She has published extensively on the impacts of air pollution exposure and climate change on public health.  She is also involved in translating research to policy, and is the current chair of the American Thoracic Society’s Environmental Health Policy Committee.

Harvard Kennedy School MPP Candidate
Prior to starting a Masters in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, Danny served as a Peace Corps Response volunteer in Peru, where he strengthened natural protected area co-management between SERNANP and indigenous community organizations. In the final year of the Obama Administration, he worked at U.S. Department of Energy advancing scientific innovations through policy and partnerships. Immediately after college, Danny worked for Marstel-Day LLC, an environmental consulting firm, and crafted policy and programs for U.S. Department of Defense clients that balanced national security and sustainability requirements.

PhD, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Wellesley College
Jackie is an ecologist investigating ecosystem disturbances, including insect and pathogen outbreaks and climate change. She is particularly interested in understanding how disturbances affect the carbon balance within ecosystems, which in turn plays an important role in controlling the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. In addition to her teaching, she is also an advisory faculty member within the Environmental Studies program at Wellesley. She earned a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.


PhD, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program, Harvard Kennedy School
Alicia is a post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Kennedy School. As an undergraduate, Alicia concentrated in Environmental Science and Public Policy with a citation in Arabic and wrote an honors thesis on Cairo titled “Sustainability and Land-Use Planning: A decision Support Tool for Rapidly Developing Urban Areas”. During graduate school Alicia TFed numerous courses in ESPP and co-led three j-term field trips, so she has had the unique honor of getting to know ESPP concentrators from the class of 1999 through the class of 2021. Today, Alicia studies how institutions (rules, norms, culture and beliefs) shape innovation systems and how innovation systems can be reoriented to meet sustainable development goals. Her empirical research focuses on agriculture and food systems. She has projects on agriculture practices, water delivery technologies, and rural energy. She is also working on a review article and text book on Sustainability Science with Professor William Clark.

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