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Merry Richter

Merry served as the Director of Marketing & Communications at Presidio Graduate School and the Editor of the Presidian Blog from 2020 to 2021. Her posts share happenings at Presidio, alumni and student stories, and helpful resources and stories of impact.

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Alumna Mona Das: Legislating for a More Sustainable and Equitable Future

Community, Student Experience

Our unstoppable community of change is strengthened and enriched by the fact that it includes not only Presidians, but also alumni of Pinchot University (formerly Bainbridge Graduate Institute), who are creating positive change across the globe. Their unique journeys and trailblazing efforts make our community what it is today. In our Changemakers in Action series, …

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The Catalyst’s Guide to Creating Positive Change


I recently interviewed Shannon Lucas, Co-Founder & Co-CEO at Catalyst Constellations and best-selling author, regarding her new book (co-authored with Tracey Lovejoy) and the research leading up to it regarding a unique type of changemaker known as a Catalyst. Read on to find out if you are (or are managing) a Catalyst to gain a …

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Top 5 Sustainability Issues in 2021


It can be very hard to keep up with the ever-emerging sustainability research ranging from climate to our personal health to the health of entire communities. For those with an interest in the sustainability field or who are looking to enroll in our Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Sustainable Solutions, Master of Public Administration …

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Nailing Your Graduate Admissions Interview

Student Experience

If you’ve decided to take the next step and apply for graduate school, you’re probably ready to get to work. As easy as it is to be excited about starting this new path, here are parts of the process that are important not to rush, including your admissions interview. Whether you’re applying for our Master …

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MPA or MBA in Sustainability: Which Is Right for You?

Student Experience

A lot of factors weigh in on the decision to attend graduate school. When navigating your options, it’s important to understand the nuances between degrees that sound similar. Earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Sustainable Solutions or Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Presidio Graduate School can undoubtedly set you apart from other …

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Susan Stewart: How Choosing Presidio Restored a Dream Deferred

Student Experience

Incoming Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree candidate Susan K. Stewart embodies what it means to be a Presidian. Stewart is a remarkable leader and an accomplished Deputy Attorney General with more than fifteen years of experience contributing pragmatic and progressive legal acumen to public and private practice roles. She is the kind of forward-thinking, …

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