One of the MCSC’s goals is to focus on education, and help embed sustainability practice throughout workforce and university education. Part of this is encouraging students to consider climate and sustainability career paths, and collaborating with faculty and groups at MIT to ensure students interested in this path have the skills necessary to succeed – even if the student may have a seemingly non-traditional background for this career direction.

Please learn more about some employees at a handful of MCSC member companies; hear from them about how they landed in climate and sustainability space and what skills helped them get there. Click the photos below to learn more about each professional.

Jill Benoit
Regional Manager, Government Affairs
LafargeHolcim US, A Member of Holcim Group

Margery Cortes-Clerget
Senior Research Specialist
Dow

Katie Erikson
Associate Research and Development Director
Dow

Rich Helling, Sc.D
Global EHS Expertise Principal, Sustainability/Life Cycle Assessment
Dow

Peter Klement
Senior Director
Digital Enterprise Advisory Lead
Avanade, Co-Founded by Accenture

Jessica Levin
Associate Research Scientist
Dow

Hieu McElroy
Associate Research Scientist
Dow

Charles Woodhatch
Advisory Lead, Canada & Sustainability Lead
Avanade, Co-Founded by Accenture

André Yvon-Bessette
Associate Research Scientist
Dow

Allyson M. Zurawski, PE
Environment & Land Manager
LafargeHolcim US, A Member of Holcim Group