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Lindsey Peavey Reeves, PhD 2016

Alumni Stories

  • Woman and man stand on a suspended footbridge crossing a wooded area.

    Taylor Heisley-Cook and David Mun, MESM 2019

    For their Eco-E Project, three MESM students co-founded The Hurd Co., a company aimed at eliminating hemp waste in the creation of fabrics. UCSB Alumni interviews MESM 2019 grads Taylor Heisley-Cook and David Mun.

  • Matt Riley

    Matt Riley, MESM 2003

    As Head of Grid-Scale Renewables at ENGIE North America, Matt reviews potential projects with a team that has learned to look at complex problems from many perspectives.

  • Mengya Tao

    Mengya Tao, MESM 2014, PhD 2019

    As a sustainability researcher at Amazon, Mengya Tao focuses on life cycle assessment and quantifying the environmental impact of products, from raw materials to disposal.

  • Woman standing on bridge overlooking urban river

    Sunny Sohrabian, MESM 2013

    Sunny Sohrabian found her interest in corporate sustainability when she came to Bren. Now she leads efforts to reduce the operational footprint for a multinational corporation.

  • Woman charging an electric vehicle

    Heather Hochrein, MESM 2016

    Heather Hochrein shares her experience launching a successful electric vehicle charge-share business from her Eco-E Project at Bren.

  • Woman riding bicycle on dirt trail

    Elissa Foster, MESM 2005

    At Patagonia, Elissa Foster helps the company make responsible decisions to meet their high standards for sustainable apparel.

  • Smiling woman stands on a brick path

    Jennifer DuBuisson, MESM 2008

    The true breadth of skills Jennifer DuBuisson learned in the MESM program help her be an effective leader and collaborator at LEGO.

  • Smiling man in front of a beer tap

    Jaime Dietenhofer, MESM 2002

    Using the management and problem solving skills learned at Bren, Jaime Dietenhofer has co-founded a successful -and sustainable- Central Coast brewery.