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Presidio Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Rodriguez

Community, Student Experience

One of the powerful benefits of a Presidio education is the opportunity to tap into a community of change. At Presidio, we welcome our students to join and benefit from the insight of our talented and highly driven alumni, who are working to make a positive impact across both borders and sectors. In our going …

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Revisit Presidio’s Sustainable Food Group November Panel: Direct Relationships Between CPGs and Farmers Bolsters Resilience, Innovation, and Climate Action

Community, Student Experience

Earlier this month, Presidio’s Sustainable Food Group hosted a robust panel discussion exploring how direct relationships between CPG (consumer packaged goods) companies and farmers can serve to bolster resilience, innovation, and climate action. It was a dynamic, informative discussion that could have lasted well beyond our hour-long panel! We invite you to revisit some of …

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Presidio Alumni Spotlight: Martin Uttley

Community, Student Experience

One of the powerful benefits of a Presidio education is the opportunity to tap into a community of change. At Presidio, we welcome our students to join and benefit from the insight of our talented and highly driven alumni, who are working to make a positive impact across both borders and sectors. In our going …

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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

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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How Presidio Graduate School Prepared Me for My Dream Job

Sustainability, Community

Mighty Buildings is an Oakland-based construction technology startup that delivers sustainable housing built with unique 3D printing technology. Along with my three co-founders (CEO Slava Solonitsyn, COO Alexey Dubov, and CTO Dmitry Starodubstev), we bring a diverse set of backgrounds that allows us to approach the housing and climate crises with a unique perspective to …

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Refrigerants Explained: How Supermarket Fridges Can Help The Planet Stay Cool

Sustainability, Community

Author’s note: Ratio Institute taps Presidio Graduate School’s students and alumni for sustainability research in the food industry. Through our partnership, we’re able to communicate to a broader audience about best practices in engaging with the food industry around sustainability.  Today I went and looked inside my fridge — not for veggies, but for the label …

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Building A Sustainable Construction Company From The Ground Up

Sustainability, Community

3D-printed homes have been hitting the market. One company, Mighty Buildings, can 3D print structures twice as fast with 95 percent fewer labor hours and 10 times less waste than conventional construction. Started in 2017, the construction technology company spent a few years in “stealth” mode proving out its technology and working with compliance and regulatory …

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From Presidio Graduate School to Sustainable Business Champion

Sustainability, Community

Jason Walter’s LinkedIn profile doesn’t feature that his job—Director of Business Development for Fleets at EVgo—is a lot of work. Now that EVgo, the nation’s largest public EV fast-charging network, has gone public, Jason’s role has quickly expanded from realizing future growth potential to include all of the complex details that come with positioning the …

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Oakstop and Presidio: Partnering for Social Impact in Oakland and Beyond

Presidio News, Community, Student Experience

I had the opportunity to connect with entrepreneur and community organizer Trevor Parham, who is also founder and CEO of Oakstop, an Oakland gallery, event, and coworking space that we’re proud to have selected as our new Presidio classroom location. In Trevor’s words, Oakstop is a “Black-owned and -operated business that uses commercial real estate …

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