2007 Cohort

Amit Anshumali

David Day

CJ Fonzi

CJ Fonzi

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.S. Information Technology 2002 – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

A former information technology consultant, CJ Fonzi came to Johnson because of the small community feel and the SGE program. CJ completed his internship at Endeavor, a New York based NGO whose mission is to “support high impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets.” CJ furthered this mission, providing consulting to an entrepreneur in Johannesburg. CJ plans to continue his work in the space of social and environmental entrepreneurship.

Jeffrey Fuchs

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.B.A. Finance 2000- The University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

After working in finance for four years, Jeff Fuchs became a Peace Corps volunteer in microfinance. This work led him to the Johnson School to study within the CSGE. Jeff recently completed an internship for GE Energy, where he worked on competitive strategy and analysis for GE’s wind and solar businesses. Jeff describes his internship as an “unbelievable experience” and plans to continue his career in renewable energy. Jeff was the President of the Johnson School Net Impact Chapter.

Yashodhan Gokhale

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
M.S. Computer Science, 2000 – Bombay University
B.S. Computer Science, 1998 – Bombay University

Brian Gramlich Rahm

PhD Civil Engineering, 2008 – Cornell University

Peter Hamilton

AMBA 2007 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
M.S. Transportation Technology and Policy, 2003 – UC Davis
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1997 – Swarthmore College

Pete Hamilton works in venture development at Plebys International where he is actively advising investment in, and building businesses at, the base of the pyramid. Pete came to Johnson in 2006 following careers in clean technology including hybrid vehicle development at Lockheed Martin; and engine development, sales and marketing at Solar Turbines Incorporated. Pete was actively seeking project experience while at Johnson, performing an Immersion project with Plebys and an independent study on business development with GE.

Liwenny Ho

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
M.S. Chemical Engineering, 2007 – University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2004 – University of California, Berkeley

Liwenny Ho came to the Johnson School from from Indonesia where many business practices are not sustainable. Liwenny came to the SGE Immersion to learn and find ways to contribute to the economics of his home country. During the Immersion he participated in a project to assess new business opportunities in the energy industry.

Prashant Krishnan

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
Masters in Industrial Engineering 1998 – North Carolina State University
Mechanical Engineering 1995 – University of Bombay

Previously a solutions architect and technology manager, Prashant Krishnan was drawn to the Johnson School’s close knit community and sustainability focus. Pursuing a career in general management or management consulting, Prashant plans to study in the CSGE to learn about social impact and how to ignite the process of change. Prashant is currently exploring opportunities in the clean technology sector.

Shane F. Kelley

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.A. Chemistry 2000 – Drew University

Before coming to the Johnson School, Shane Kelley worked in environmental consulting. Although leaving his job was a difficult decision, Shane views his choice to come to the Johnson School was one of the best professional development choices he has made. Shane studied in the CSGE and recently completed an internship as a business plan consultant for the National Parks Service. In this capacity, Shane evaluated operations of the park divisions and identified cost savings and revenue generating strategies. Shane will continue his work in consulting, ideally with a focus on sustainability.

Elizabeth Langlois

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University

Scott McClintock

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.S. Hospitality Administration 1999 – Cornell University

Scott McClintock came to the Johnson School in order to study sustainability under Mark Milstein and Stu Hart. After taking the SGE Immersion, Scott worked for EnerNOC, a clean energy solutions firm. Scott plans to continue his career in a marketing or business development role within the clean technology or renewable energy sectors. Previously, Scott served as the Executive Director of a non-profit community center located in downtown Boston.

Sumit Mittal

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science 1999 – National Institute of Technology in Jalandhar, India

Before coming to the Johnson School, Sumit Mittal worked as a project leader in the telecom billing domain. Having focused his studies on sustainability and entrepreneurship, Sumit founded SkillsBazaar, an online company that connects companies with skilled students for project work.

Nedal Nassar

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2002 – University of Minnesota

Prior to the Johnson School Nedal worked as a Process Development Engineer, developing processes from the lab to full-scale production. He came to the SGE Immersion with an interest in clean technology and entrepreneurship, and quickly made connections with interested faculty across campus. Currently Nedal is considering PhD programs in Engineering and Chemistry to build a body of research on clean technology.

Peter O'Brien

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.A. Philosophy and World Perspectives 1997 – Principia College

After volunteering with the Peace Corps in Thailand, Peter O’Brien managed an NGO that worked with hill tribes in Chiang Rai province. He then returned to the U.S. to work for Google on a Thai localization project. With a strong interest in international development and private sector sustainability, Peter O’Brien came to the Johnson School to study within the CSGE. After completing an internship in market research and supplier sourcing at CoolEarth Solar, Peter is pursuing a career in the solar industry.

Rishad Olpadwala

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.A. Biology & Society, Emphasis in Environmental Studies – Cornell University

Rishad came to the Johnson School with an interest in entrepreneurship and the clean technology industry. Prior to Johnson, Rishad worked as a manager of national and international commercial film productions. He pursued the SGE immersion to get first-hand experience in the clean tech sector, and currently works with faculty across campus to understand the challenges facing entrepreneurs to answer global challenges to scale out new technologies and make a profit.

John Paul

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
B. S. Mechanical Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy 1999 – Carnegie Mellon University

John Paul worked at the World Resources Institute in both the Development through Enterprise and Digital Dividend programs before deciding on the Johnson School. In addition, he spent one year in India establishing internet kiosks in villages. At Johnson, John has drawn on the resources of the CSGE and utilized the global BOP Learning Lab for education and networking. For his internship, John worked at the Acumen Fund, a venture capital fund that invests in emerging market enterprises focused on improving the lives of the world’s poor. There he assisted with deal flow in the housing portfolio and researched mobile phones as a transaction platform for distributed SMEs.

Kyle Rasmussen

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
B. A. Military History 2002 – United States Air Force Academy

Kyle served Captain in the U.S. Air Force where he accumulated four years of wartime leadership experience before attending the Johnson School. He chose the SGE Immersion to enhance his international business perspective and learn how sustainable businesses could enhance global security through the development of stable communities across the world. Kyle co-lead Cornell’s team to enter the Automotive X Prize Competition, a $25 million competition to design, build, and sell a 100 mpg fuel-efficient automobile.

Amit Shah

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1999- University of California at Berkeley

Prior to Johnson, Amit worked as a Senior Consultant with Aruthur Anderson, founded his own software company, and consulted with companies including Gap Inc, Countrywide Financial and Wells Fargo Financial.

Haroun Soud Al-Mishwit

Masters in Engineering 2008 – Cornell University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering – Purdue University

A master’s candidate in Cornell’s schools of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Haroun Soud Al-Mishwit recently interned Goldman Sachs International. There he researched and developed investment strategies in the commodity and emerging markets space. Haroun participated in SGE Immersion and plans to work in the financial or energy sector upon graduation.

Kate Tansey

Kate Tansey

MBA 2008 – The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.A. Politics 2003 – Brandeis University

Kate’s interests are in brand management and sustainability. Before coming to the Johnson School, Kate Tansey worked in federal and local government. Kate chose to take the SGE immersion and was inspired by the depth and breadth of the material taught. She recently completed an internship as a product manager at Amgen, where she worked on a medical education campaign for cancer patients.