Brian Liberatore

Brian Liberatore

Two-year MBA '16

Age: 35
Hometown: Auburn, NY
Education: University of Pittsburgh
Prior Employment: U.S. Peace Corps

Why I chose Johnson

To make a successful career switch I needed a program with a strong academic focus and passionate alumni network. Johnson was the clear winner on both counts.

I am an Upstate New York native and firm believer in Cornell’s vision. Ezra Cornell founded this university on the idea that education – in any study – unlocks potential, brings opportunities, and makes the world a better place. One hundred and fifty years later, his vision still stands true.

Distinctions and Awards

Blog

March 25 2015

OneEnergy Scholars Award Supports Energy Research

OneEnergyI can think of few industries as fascinating as energy right now. New technology, shifting regulations, and exploding international demand are changing everything we know about this industry.

I am fortunate to have a chance this semester to delve into some of the questions surrounding this transformation by working on a project that shines light on the future of utility-scale solar in the United States with support from OneEnergy Renewables, a Seattle-based solar developer, and Net Impact.

Mei wa Poon, MBA ’16 and I are among six scholars selected from across the country to participate in this valuable program. The scholarship provides resources and opportunities to pursue research in the renewable energy industry.

The multi-trillion dollar energy industry is a complicated mix of incentives, regulations, and technology. I’ve enjoyed dissecting critical components to better understand policies, approaches, and impact. I appreciate OneEnergy’s support, and glad that I am at Cornell University to take on the task.

I’ve gotten to know several professors, adjuncts, and students campus-wide who work in all aspects of this industry. Some of the world’s best engineers, scientists, and litigators are a short walk from Sage Hall and are willing to share their knowledge.

This issue is no small thing. These are the kinds of connections that only happen at an institution like Cornell. I suspect anyone working in a shifting industry similar to energy, recognizes that breakthrough concepts do not come from individuals but from groups. The issue spans too many disciplines for one person to tackle. It is networks, like the one at Cornell, that make innovation possible. Thanks to support from OneEnergy, I can tap into this expansive network and pursue an industry that I am passionate about.

About –

OneEnergy Renewables specializes in the development of middle-market solar PV projects that deliver long-term energy cost savings and budget stability to our utility, corporate and institutional partners. Learn more at http://www.oneenergyrenewables.com.

The OneEnergy Scholars Award is designed to accelerate the careers of high potential individuals that have demonstrated passion and commitment in the renewable energy field. OneEnergy Renewables provides Award recipients with valuable mentorship support, networking opportunities, career guidance, and broad recognition for their achievements. In addition to offering direct access to top companies and industry executives in the vast OneEnergy Renewables network, the Award program serves as its own community, connecting emerging, like-minded professionals. Learn more at http://www.oneenergyrenewables.com/about/oneenergy-scholars.


Tweets

tweetUserName
Brian Liberatore @BMLiberatore 16 Jul
Dear TSA, you suck. Who takes toothpaste? DEN TSA
tweetUserName
Brian Liberatore @BMLiberatore 12 May
Denver Airport is packed. Huge line at arrivals. DIA
tweetUserName
Brian Liberatore @BMLiberatore 23 Aug 2016
The Incalculable Value of Finding a Job You Love https://t.co/dbct2zLNAW via @UpshotNYT
tweetUserName
Barack Obama @BarackObama 22 Aug 2016
The Supreme Court isn't some partisan football to be kicked around. Senate leaders should stop treating it like one. https://t.co/akIkPCcxUM
(Retweeted)
tweet photo
tweetUserName
Brian Liberatore @BMLiberatore 23 Aug 2016
How Boxing Got Me to Face My Fears https://t.co/e8jKlVypLA
tweetUserName
Brian Liberatore @BMLiberatore 29 Jul 2016
Mute and Alone, He Was Never Short of Kind Words or Friends https://t.co/gy7DF3TcxZ
tweetUserName
Brian Liberatore @BMLiberatore 25 Jun 2016
https://t.co/S9J4NN0hlL via @youtube
tweetUserName
Brian Liberatore @BMLiberatore 25 Jun 2016
https://t.co/S9J4NNhSdj via @youtube
tweetUserName
The Economist @TheEconomist 23 Jun 2016
Our quote of the day is from former British prime minister Winston Churchill https://t.co/athXkP7jKN
(Retweeted)
tweet photo

Immersion

Clubs

Career Treks

  • Sustainable Global Enterprise NYC and Washington, DC Treks

Internship

Social Media

Following

Favorite Cornell Activities