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Selena Martinez Mak

How Presidio helped me find my calling

“Because of the knowledge I gained at Presidio, my career pursuits have completely changed. It is now my professional calling to be a part of the collective solution to address systemic racism in order to bring holistic societal change. Presidio not only furthered my confidence to be a sustainable leader but it also really prepared me to navigate complex global problems.”
Selena Martinez Mak, MBA/MPA, 2019
Executive Director of The 559 Mural Project

Experiential Learning

Lead projects at premier companies, innovative startups, nonprofits, and government agencies to start creating change now.

Alumni Network

Build connections with our community of changemakers around the world who are leading the way in sustainability and social justice.

Sustainability Focus

Sustainability is our foundation, and we weave it into all aspects of our curriculum, classes, fieldwork, and research.

Responsible Leadership

We combine rigorous management theory and practice with environmental stewardship, social justice, and systems thinking.

Roles Our Alumni Currently Hold

Join an amazing network of passionate sustainability and social justice professionals.

  • Genentech

    Zero Waste & Employee Engagement Program Manager

  • Mighty Buildings

    Chief Sustainability Officer/Co-Founder

  • Restoration Hardware

    Product Information Leader

  • SPUR

    Director of Corporate Philanthropy and Membership

  • Google

    Senior User Experience Research Lead

  • The Prosperity Agenda

    Product Manager

  • Slack

    Senior Experience Designer

  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company

    Manager, Construction Management

  • The Purpose Business

    Sustainability Consultant

  • Certasun

    Director of Operations

Economics for Sustainability

Reviews the history of economic growth, including social and environmental costs of this growth, and reviews alternative frameworks, both old and new, that promise to create a more socially just, sustainable world.

Systems, Sustainability, and Social Justice

Examines sustainability frameworks and assesses to what extent they prioritize the regeneration of the natural environment and the redress of social injustices, and reviews sustainability policies and practices in historical and political contexts.

Multisector Strategic Partnerships and Financial Solutions

Explores successful and innovative governance, financing, implementation, and evaluation tools used for building effective partnerships across government, civil society, and business.

Climate and ESG

Examines the root causes of climate change, its consequences, and the imperative corporate responsibility, and probes multiple strategies for global warming mitigation and adaptation through resilience and risk management.

Market Failures and the Regulatory Environment

Examines market failure as a framework for defining and articulating sustainability challenges, and shares how to see dynamic systems and think across multiple sectors when seeking new sustainability solutions.

Research Methods and Policy Evaluation

Applies social science research methods, ethics, and evaluation theories to assess public/nonprofit outcomes, and explores quantitative and qualitative research methods and program evaluation tools.

Upcoming Events

Experience Presidio by attending an event and hearing from students, alumni, faculty, and our community. Join us!

September 30, 2021
5:15pm–6:15pm PT

MBA/Dual Degree Virtual Open House

Join our Admissions team for this Open House event to learn about Presidio’s student culture, scholarships, and sustainability-focused MBA, Dual Degree, and Certificate programs.

Kahlilah Guyah

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Let’s start a conversation! We’re ready to talk with you and help you find the program that’s right for you and your goals.

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