Former Team Members


Past Members of The Crane Institute of Sustainability Board of Directors


Archie Kasnet

Founder and President, Regenerate, LLC

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Former Team Members 


Robert Carraro, Former Senior Advisor (2014-2019)

Robert Carraro founded Lake Hills Philanthropic Services, LLC ( to help foster and strengthen effective relationships between donors and the worthy organizations working to improve our world. He brings to Lake Hills broad experience with particular expertise in international development, capacity-building, economic opportunity, global health concerns and environmental issues. Full Bio. See what Bob is up to now on LinkedIn


Peyton Siler Jones, Former Program Associate (2015-2016)

Peyton Siler Jones graduated Magna Cum Laude from Green Mountain College in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy. During her time there she served as Director of the Student Campus Greening Fund, Treasurer of the Sustainable Living Floor, and as Student Representative on the Campus Sustainability Council. Full Bio. See what Petyon's up to now on LinkedIn 



Ali Kruger, MBA, Former Strategic Advisor (2013-2015)

Ali is a community builder and coach supporting change makers and mission-driven organizations. As a volunteer, a public servant, and an employee of nonprofit organizations she has successfully brought together diverse stakeholders to collaborate on a range of initiatives. These collaborations have focused on science and democracy, transportation innovation, toxic chemicals policy and public health, and sustainable architecture and development. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and holds and M.B.A. from Yale University. See what Ali's up to now on LinkedIn


Sonal Mahida, Former Director (2016-2017)

Sonal Mahida was a Director with the Intentional Endowments Network. Sonal has over 15 years of experience in the field. During her career Sonal has worked on ESG investing and sustainability issues at institutional investors, S&P 500, Fortune 500 companies, as well as non-profits. Full bio. See what Sonal's up to now on LinkedIn


Kristian Nammack, Former Strategic Advisor (2017-2018)

Kristian Nammack was a Strategic Advisor to the Crane Institute and the Intentional Endowments Network, supporting endowments in aligning investment policies with institutional mission, values, and sustainability goals. For the previous 10 years, Kristian has advised organizations to develop holistic governance structures, working across such diverse fields as financial services, art spaces, and public lands. He developed an integrated management structure that starts with visioning, leads to strategic planning and restructuring, and ends with coaching through the execution phase. Clients included Nomura Asset Management, the Norsk Hydro Pension Fund, Stena Lines, Timothy Taylor Gallery, Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, Sagamore Hill NHS, and the National Parks Conservation Association. Read his full bio hereSee what Kristian's up to now on LinkedIn


Jacquelyn Smith, Former Senior Fellow (2016-2017)

Jacquelyn joined IEN with 7 years of experience in strategic management and consultative sales in the energy industry.  As Senior Sales Manager at Gulf Oil LP, she managed Gulf’s electricity sales initiative including an affinity partnership program that helped nonprofits raise funds while simultaneously growing the electricity customer base.  Prior to joining Gulf, Jacquelyn served as an Energy Advisor at Tradition Energy, advising on energy market conditions and brokering electricity and natural gas to end-users in deregulated markets. Full Bio. See what Jacqui's up to now on LinkedIn


Talik N. Watson, Former Fellow (2014-2015)

Talik was a graduate student at Columbia University pursuing an M.Sc. in Sustainability Management during his time at IEN. Prior to attending Columbia, he was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Cooley LLP, practicing in their Investment Management and Venture Capital Fund Formation Groups, respectively. Full Bio. See what Talik's up to now on LinkedIn


Former Interns     


          Reilly Zubricki, Intern, Bentley University '20 (2018)

Reilly Zubricki is currently pursuing a Management degree with a concentration in Human Resources at Bentley University.  In his business studies, Reilly analyzes all aspects of corporations and especially enjoys exploring topics such as business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and the triple-bottom line.  Reilly appreciates nature and the outdoor environment.  Full bio.  See what Reilly is up to now on LinkedIn


         Michael Curcio, Intern, Yale University '21 (2018)

Michael is a sophomore at Yale University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Data Science. At Yale, he works with the Elmseed Enterprise Fund, providing business advice to New Haven nonprofits. A nationally recognized classical composer (YoungArts 2016 & 2017) and jazz pianist, Michael is also active in the school music scene. Full Bio. See what Michael is up to now on LinkedIn


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Christina Drexler, Former Intern, Yale University (2018)

Christina Drexler is a recent graduate of Yale University and majored in Sociology: Markets and Society. While on Yale's campus, she led backpacking trips for Yale’s First-Year Outdoor Orientation Trips and founded a teen mentorship program. Christina is interested in impact investing and how corporate social responsibility can become embedded in business practices. Her past experience includes working at a microfinance nonprofit. Full Bio. See what Christina is up to now on LinkedIn



Alison Banks, Former Intern, Dartmouth College (2017)

Alison Banks is currently a student at Dartmouth College in the class of 2020. She is interested in studying economics, biology, and environmental studies. Having worked on ecological research projects previously, she is excited to work with IEN and build upon her passion for sustainability and the environment. On campus, she is the Assistant Musical Director for her a cappella group, the Decibelles, affiliated with Students Who Are Green mentoring program and is a photographer for Humans of Dartmouth. Full Bio. See what Alison's up to now on LinkedIn


Khalid Cannon, Former Intern (2017)

Khalid Cannon is a recent graduate of Yale University. At Yale, he double majored in Chemistry and Geology & Natural Resources. He is particularly interested in various aspects of the energy industry. On campus, he was a three-year starter as the left tackle on the football team, philanthropy chair of Delta Kappa Epsilon, and an active member of Athletes in Action.  He is originally from Gadsden, Alabama and is a huge Crimson Tide football fan. Full Bio. See what Khalid's up to now on LinkedIn


Skyler Chin, Former Intern (2017)

Skyler Chin is a junior at Yale University majoring in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Energy Studies. On campus, he works for the Office of Sustainability as a student manager and is a starting epeeist on the fencing team. He is from New Hyde Park, Long Island and enjoys songwriting and music production. Full Bio. See what Skyler's up to now on LinkedIn


Adam Walden, Former Intern (2017)

Adam G. Walden is a 4th year student at Brown University concentrating in economic development, with a focus on the role of financial institutions in creating a sustainable future. His past experience includes exposure to ESG and impact investing, consulting, and the non-profit sector. Full Bio. See what Adam's up to now on LinkedIn


Yingjie Wang, Former Intern, Yale University (2016)

Yingjie Wang is a senior Economics major at Yale University, focusing on economic development and public health. On campus, she is part of the Board of Directors at Dwight Hall, the umbrella nonprofit service organization at Yale, and has interned at Innovations for Poverty-Action, a development think tank. Full Bio. See what Yingjie's up to now on LinkedIn


Sharif Tarver, Former Intern, Green Mountain College (2016)

Sharif Tarver is a recent graduate from Green Mountain College with a B.S in Sustainable Business and a minor in communications. He is originally from Philadelphia, PA with a passion for entrepreneurship, entertainment, and finance. He has interned for Troy Carter at Atom Factory on Lady Gaga's Monster Ball tour and now manages his own concert production startup call Artist Younited in addition to his internship, which host concerts and small tours to help artist (performing and visual) get exposure. Full Bio. See what Sharif's up to now on LinkedIn


Dustin Zhao, Former Intern, Yale University (2016)

Dustin Zhao is a sophomore prospective Economics major at Yale University. On campus, he is the business manager of the Yale Alley Cats, a world-renowned all-male a cappella group that tours internationally each year. Last year, he studied the sustainability of natural resources and the economics of greenhouse gas emissions. Full Bio.


Sophia Gebbia-Richards, Former Intern (2016)

Sophia Gebbia-Richards is in her second year at Fordham  Lincoln Center. She will be declaring her major Fall of 2016 in Economics, along with a minor in Business Administration. She is originally from Fairfield, CT. She has lived in New York City since March of 2015. Sophia is eager to be a part of the Intentional Endowments Network team and gain experience working on business development projects. Full Bio.



Adam Philie, Former Intern, Dartmouth College (2015)

Adam Philie is currently a student at Dartmouth College, on track to graduate in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and History. At Dartmouth his studies are focused around how humans interact with the natural world and he plans to use this in an environmental consulting or sustainable investment industry after graduation. Adam is excited to expand his understanding of these fields and more while at IEN. At Dartmouth, Adam enjoys being a part of the Dartmouth Outing Club, participating in projects on the Dartmouth Organic Farm, hiking and being a member of the men’s lacrosse program. See what Adam's up to now on LinkedIn


Andy Winslow, Former Intern, Clark College


Daphne Chang, Student, Mount Holyoke College; IEN Student Forum Organizing Partner

Daphne Chang is currently a junior at Mount Holyoke College majoring in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Policy, Politics and Economics. She helped launch the Mount Holyoke College Divestment from Fossil Fuels campaign in the semester of January 2013 and has served as an organizer and the current chair of external outreach in the campaign since. Through her engagement in political activities, Daphne has gained experience collaborating with a number of non-profit organizations including Responsible Endowments Coalition, 350 MA, 350, A Better Future Project and community group Neighbor to Neighbor. Daphne was a Mount Holyoke College ECO-Rep, a position within the Environmental Health & Sustainability Office. She recently interned at the Environmental Law Institute as a Research and Publications Intern and is actively pursuing knowledge in environmental policy through experience. She has secured a position as a as a policy and institutional research assistant on the federal collaborators project and RiverSmart communities project coordinated by the UMass Department of Geosciences for the academic year from 2014-2015. See what Daphne's up to now on LinkedIn



 Izzie Levinson, Student, Mount Holyoke College; IEN Student Forum Organizing Partner

Izzie Levinson is a sophomore studying film and environmental studies with an emphasis on American politics. After working with the Plastic Pollution Coalition, Green Festivals Los Angeles, and the Surfrider Foundation in Los Angeles, California, Izzie has worked closely with Hampshire’s Climate Justice League in activism spanning the Northeast, and the Boston-based student activist network of Students for a Just and Stable Future. Izzie is proud and excited to be taking a leadership position on this next phase of involvement with the divestment movement.



 Yvonne Vogt, Former Intern, Columbia University

Yvonne Vogt is a recent graduate of Columbia University ('14) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development and a Concentration in Latin American and Caribbean studies. An active community member, sustainability is not only an intellectual passion but an integral part of her life--Yvonne has been involved in a variety of organizations surrounding sustainability and wellness on Columbia's campus including EcoReps and the Art of Living. Previously, Yvonne interned at the Clinton Global Initiative America and was a Teacher's Assistant for Introduction to GIS for Sustainable Development and Advanced Spatial Modeling and Analysis. See what Yvonne's up to now on LinkedIn




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