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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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The Catalyst’s Guide to Creating Positive Change

Community

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

Sustainability

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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Using Radical Alignment to Design Sustainability-Focused Organizations

Sustainability, Community

PGS alum and bestselling author Bob Gower helps organizations design and build future-ready systems. He is an authority on lean, agile, and responsive organization design, and has worked with Ford, Spotify, GE, and many others. He teaches communication skills alongside his wife, Alexandra Jamieson. Bob is the author of Agile Business, and Bob and Alexandra …

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Alumnus Eric Raymond: Building Equity in the Outdoors with Innovative Leadership

Sustainability, Social Justice, Community

Main image of Jimmy Chin, Team Athlete & Academy Award-Winning Director. Photo by Savannah Cummins. In our Changemakers in Action series, we meet dedicated sustainability and social justice leaders and learn how they are bringing about positive change. Today, we’re sharing our conversation with PGS alum Eric Raymond, who leads social impact and advocacy for …

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Alumna Chandra Alexandre: Strengthening Marin County Through Community Action

Social Justice, Community

In our Changemakers in Action series, we meet dedicated sustainability and social justice leaders and learn how they are bringing about positive change. We’re pleased to launch this series by interviewing PGS alumna Chandra Alexandre, Ph.D., CEO of Community Action Marin, the largest nonprofit human services provider in Marin County. Chandra, who received her MBA …

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Exploring the Role of Leadership in Sustainability: Two Presidians on the Campaign Trail

Sustainability, Social Justice, Community

We regularly interview Presidio Graduate School alumni to learn how they are applying their degrees to address sustainability and social justice challenges in their lives and work. We recently caught up with Bay Area locals Tessa Rudnick (MPA, 2011) and Chance Cutrano (MPA, 2019) on their respective campaign trails. Tessa was most recently the IT …

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Cruising to a Cleaner Future with Peter Glenn and EV Life

Sustainability, Community

We recently caught up with Peter Glenn (MBA, 2011), who co-founded EV Life, a new startup dedicated to building a safer, more sustainable world. The company’s first audacious goal: helping to make it easier and cheaper to find and finance an electric car than a gas vehicle. (Full disclosure: Peter and I worked together for …

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