Our project managers are integral leaders within our organization who take their experience as an Associate Consultant to an entire new level. Project Managers develop their leadership capabilities, work directly with clients, and structure their project alongside the Executive Team. BEACN encourages mobility within our organization and look to promote Associate Consultants to new roles that strengthen their research skills and allow for their own personal style of collaboration to flourish.
Jia is a sophomore studying Environmental Economics and Policy, and Statistics. As a student coming from China, she benefits a lot from its rapid growth while suffers from the polluted environment at the same time. So her ultimate goal is to find a way through policy to prove that economic profit and environmentally sustainable can be achieved at the same time. As an associate consultant, she hopes to advance toward her professional goals in environmental activism and make an impact to the society.
Jaron Kaplan is a sophomore from New Port Richey, Florida studying Sustainable Environmental Design with focus in sustainable business, and a minor in Geospatial Information Science and Technology. He is passionate about synthesizing design and business to tackle environmental challenges to achieve sustainability goals. As an associate consultant, he aims to apply his design experience, and learn more about sustainability in the business sector.
Maria Otero is a junior from Bogotá, Colombia studying Environmental Economics and Politics along with Conservation and Resource Studies with a focus in energy for developing countries. She is interested in helping developing countries generate in a sustainable way by promoting through businesses responsible consumption and clean energy. As an associate consultant in BEACN Maria aims to learn how businesses work and think, to then take that knowledge back to Colombia and find solutions to environmental problems that the government will most likely not solve.
Thomas Poloniato is a junior from Europe (France & Italy) doing a Dual Degree Program between UC Berkeley and Sciences Po Paris. He is studying Environmental Economics and Policy. He is interested in influencing business decision-making so that companies become economically efficient while environmentally sustainable.
Poojan is a junior from Naperville, Illinois studying environmental economics and policy. Poojan is passionate about working in environmental law in the future, blending his dual interests of environmentalism and the legal field. Poojan is excited to be managing a project this semester.
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Kaautam is a Sophomore from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia studying Economics and a minor in Industrial Engineering. He is passionate in environmental consulting, optimization and strategy management. He dreams of applying his knowledge to bridge both the science field and the business fields to develop sustainable solutions for the big corporations and startups. He is a very curious individual, with a strong work ethic and a dream to make the world a better place. Spread Love.
Garrett is a Senior from San Jose, California studying Environmental Economics & Policy and Society & Environment with a focus on U.S. Environmental Politics. He is particularly interested in the intersection between business and the environment, and how economic incentives can be used to make sustainable technology more feasible for both domestic businesses and developing countries.