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Sustaining an MBA Designed for Impact

Student Experience

To many people the word “assessment” doesn’t inspire much excitement or enthusiasm. But I love assessment and I think you should, too! Assessment is definitely about research and measuring, but it’s also about reflection, curiosity, and values. It doesn’t just tell us how we’re doing, it asks us to think about what we value and …

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Presidio Graduate School Partners with CivicSpark Climate Action Corps

Presidio News, Community

For CivicSpark Climate Action Corps Fellows who spend a year implementing sustainability and resilience projects in California’s local public agencies, a next career-building step is to earn a Master of Public Administration or Master of Business Administration degree in Sustainable Solutions from San Francisco-based Presidio Graduate School. This is the path that CivicSpark Alumnus Adam …

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Presidio Graduate School Climate Leaders Inject Hope into Tomorrow

Community, Student Experience

Nearly a decade ago I made the conscious decision to focus my professional self on the biggest problem I saw facing humanity. Working towards any other goal seemed selfish and inconsequential in comparison. At the time, I didn’t anticipate how emotionally draining this work would be, or how I would become incapable of maintaining separation …

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The Power of Art in Community Activism

Social Justice, Community

I could have never imagined myself pursuing an MBA let alone an MPA. I had been in academic research and healthcare for 10 years. However, my thought processes about healthcare had become very siloed. I wanted to have a more meaningful impact but I did not know how I could help solve the complex issues …

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Celebrating Presidio’s Class of 2021: Showcase and Commencement

Presidio News, Community

As their time as Presidio students came to a close, our community had the privilege and pleasure of celebrating the resilience and extraordinary accomplishments of the Class of 2021 during their final Showcase presentations and Commencement ceremony. These two events are huge milestones in the Presidio academic journey, and provide our community meaningful opportunities for …

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Revisiting My Genentech Team: One Presidian Interviews Two Others

Sustainability, Community

When I lectured in a couple of classes last semester at Presidio Graduate School as Expert in Residence, I talked about my 12 years as sustainability manager at Genentech, a role which started while I was earning my MBA in Sustainable Solutions at Presidio. I organized my presentation around the three strategic objectives that we …

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Presidio Graduate School Partners with Climate Reality Bay Area

Presidio News, Community

The Climate Reality Project Bay Area Chapter was started and is anchored by hundreds of dedicated climate advocates, many of whom have completed Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps training with former Vice President Al Gore and world-renowned scientists. Its members represent all age groups and professions—teachers, students, doctors, business professionals, non-profit leaders, artists, authors, and …

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How Presidio Found Me

Student Experience

My favorite coffee mug is how I found Presidio Graduate School. Well, really it was the smooth, inky crinkle of newspaper wrapped around that handmade mug I had found at a small music festival held on a Mennonite farm in Illinois 7 years prior to the day I was wrapping it for a move to …

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A Commuter Presidian

Student Experience

Before the pandemic slowed travel across the globe to a race a snail could win. Before the measurement of “6 feet” became used as a moniker for social distancing on top of its already common use to give us an idea of how far below the surface of the Earth death might take us. Before …

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Settle for Nothing Less Than Aligning Career With Values

Community

I recently sat down with Maryline Daviaud Lewett, who earned her MBA from Presidio Graduate School in 2006, to talk about how her career path and journey to impact came into alignment and intersected with sustainability. We had a wide-ranging, fascinating conversation. Nineteen years ago In 2002, Maryline Daviaud Lewett had already installed solar panels …

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