Former Team Members
Jacquelyn Smith, Former Senior Fellow
Jacquelyn comes to 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.
Peyton Siler Jones, Former Program Associate, Green Mountain College
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. LinkedIn
Ali Kruger, MBA, Sustainable Visions
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. LinkedIn
Talik N. Watson, Former Fellow, Columbia University
Talik is a graduate student at Columbia University pursuing an M.Sc. in Sustainability Management. 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. 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. LinkedIn
Sharif Tarver, Former Intern, Green Mountain College (2016)
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)
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. 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. 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. LinkedIn