Team

Leadership

Hilary Gram
Co-Managing Director
Hilary is an MBA candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Most recently Hilary interned for Parthenon-EY as a Summer Consultant. Prior to MIT, Hilary worked for Rare, a Washington, DC based NGO, where she focused on employing sustainable markets and innovative financial mechanisms to improve environmental and economic outcomes for small-scale fishers and farmers in the developing world. A graduate of Wellesley College, where she was a member of the varsity swim team, Hilary spends her free time running, attempting to become a cyclist, and taking her adopted pit bull on long walks.
Hilary Gram
Co-Managing Director
Hilary is an MBA candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Most recently Hilary interned for Parthenon-EY as a Summer Consultant. Prior to MIT, Hilary worked for Rare, a Washington, DC based NGO, where she focused on employing sustainable markets and innovative financial mechanisms to improve environmental and economic outcomes for small-scale fishers and farmers in the developing world. A graduate of Wellesley College, where she was a member of the varsity swim team, Hilary spends her free time running, attempting to become a cyclist, and taking her adopted pit bull on long walks.


Catherine Wright
Co-Managing Director
Catherine is a second year MBA student at the Sloan School of Management pursuing the Sustainability Certificate. Last summer, she worked at Patagonia and worked on a data analysis project to inform Patagonia's living wage strategy. Prior to school Catherine worked for the leading peer to peer lending company, Lending Club. Catherine developed training and data infrastructure to support the Operations Department in growing from 70 to 500+ people in three years. She also has extensive non-profit experience at Teach For America, City Year, and Dui Hua, which advocates for criminal justice in China. In her free time, Catherine loves biking, yoga, and attending music festivals.
Catherine Wright
Co-Managing Director
Catherine is a second year MBA student at the Sloan School of Management pursuing the Sustainability Certificate. Last summer, she worked at Patagonia and worked on a data analysis project to inform Patagonia's living wage strategy. Prior to school Catherine worked for the leading peer to peer lending company, Lending Club. Catherine developed training and data infrastructure to support the Operations Department in growing from 70 to 500+ people in three years. She also has extensive non-profit experience at Teach For America, City Year, and Dui Hua, which advocates for criminal justice in China. In her free time, Catherine loves biking, yoga, and attending music festivals.


Tiffany Ferguson
Content Architect
Tiffany is a 2018 Masters in City Planning candidate in the School of Architecture and Planning where she focuses on urbanization and economic development in the Global South. She is passionate about the role that businesses, municipalities, and civil society play in ensuring people in cities are afforded the highest quality of life. Most recently, Tiffany was at The Workers Lab where she advised the CEO on communications and program strategy across the Lab's portfolio of investments. Tiffany’s previous experience cuts across the public and nonprofit sectors having also worked in grantmaking, workforce development policy, and public sector innovation. A graduate of CUNY Hunter College, Tiffany is complementing her MCP degree with the Sloan Sustainability Certificate.
Tiffany Ferguson
Content Architect
Tiffany is a 2018 Masters in City Planning candidate in the School of Architecture and Planning where she focuses on urbanization and economic development in the Global South. She is passionate about the role that businesses, municipalities, and civil society play in ensuring people in cities are afforded the highest quality of life. Most recently, Tiffany was at The Workers Lab where she advised the CEO on communications and program strategy across the Lab's portfolio of investments. Tiffany’s previous experience cuts across the public and nonprofit sectors having also worked in grantmaking, workforce development policy, and public sector innovation. A graduate of CUNY Hunter College, Tiffany is complementing her MCP degree with the Sloan Sustainability Certificate.


Meredith Thurston
Content Director
Meredith is a second-year MBA candidate at MIT Sloan , and is passionate about the role that retail companies play as job creators throughout global supply chains. Meredith spent her summer interning in the Global Sourcing & Manufacturing team at Nike, and was previously an economic consultant at Analysis Group. At Sloan, Meredith is the Co-President of the Sloan Retail & Consumer Goods Club, the VP of Career Development for Sloan Women in Management, and a TA for the Communication for Leaders class. Meredith was also selected as the Sloan McGowan Fellow for the Class of 2018.
Meredith Thurston
Content Director
Meredith is a second-year MBA candidate at MIT Sloan , and is passionate about the role that retail companies play as job creators throughout global supply chains. Meredith spent her summer interning in the Global Sourcing & Manufacturing team at Nike, and was previously an economic consultant at Analysis Group. At Sloan, Meredith is the Co-President of the Sloan Retail & Consumer Goods Club, the VP of Career Development for Sloan Women in Management, and a TA for the Communication for Leaders class. Meredith was also selected as the Sloan McGowan Fellow for the Class of 2018.


Natalia Lerner
Content Director
Natalia is an MBA Candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to Sloan, she spent six years working in Technology Consulting in Accenture’s Federal practice. At Sloan, Natalia is the Net Impact Co-President and is involved with the MIT Food and Agriculture Club and The Hispanic Business Club. She is interested in exploring how businesses can pursue both profit- and social impact-focused goals in order to provide sustainable impact on communities. Natalia has a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. She loves reading, traveling, and cooking for her friends and family.
Natalia Lerner
Content Director
Natalia is an MBA Candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to Sloan, she spent six years working in Technology Consulting in Accenture’s Federal practice. At Sloan, Natalia is the Net Impact Co-President and is involved with the MIT Food and Agriculture Club and The Hispanic Business Club. She is interested in exploring how businesses can pursue both profit- and social impact-focused goals in order to provide sustainable impact on communities. Natalia has a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. She loves reading, traveling, and cooking for her friends and family.


Lydia Li
Content VP
Lydia Li is a first year MBA student at MIT Sloan pursuing the Sustainability Certificate. She is the VP of Career and Education of the Sloan Energy Club and the Marketing Director of MIT Energy Night. Prior to Sloan, Lydia worked as an Investment Associate at Commonfund Capital, where she focused on private equity investments in the Natural Resources sector. Prior to Commonfund, Lydia was an Investment Banking Analyst at Macquarie Capital. Lydia attended Claremont McKenna College, where she received a B.A. in Government and Economics.
Lydia Li
Content VP
Lydia Li is a first year MBA student at MIT Sloan pursuing the Sustainability Certificate. She is the VP of Career and Education of the Sloan Energy Club and the Marketing Director of MIT Energy Night. Prior to Sloan, Lydia worked as an Investment Associate at Commonfund Capital, where she focused on private equity investments in the Natural Resources sector. Prior to Commonfund, Lydia was an Investment Banking Analyst at Macquarie Capital. Lydia attended Claremont McKenna College, where she received a B.A. in Government and Economics.


Lillie Carroll
Content VP
Lillie Carroll is pursuing joint MBA and MPA degrees at MIT Sloan and the Harvard Kennedy School, respectively. Prior to graduate school, Lillie was a Senior Consultant with EY’s human capital consulting practice where she advised clients on talent management, workforce analytics, and change management strategies. Lillie also served as an IDEX Social Enterprise Fellow based in Hyderabad, India where she co-led business development efforts for a social enterprise start-up and implemented capacity building strategies in a low-income school. Lillie plans to pursue a career in workforce development, exploring new ways to address underemployment through innovative human capital strategies.
Lillie Carroll
Content VP
Lillie Carroll is pursuing joint MBA and MPA degrees at MIT Sloan and the Harvard Kennedy School, respectively. Prior to graduate school, Lillie was a Senior Consultant with EY’s human capital consulting practice where she advised clients on talent management, workforce analytics, and change management strategies. Lillie also served as an IDEX Social Enterprise Fellow based in Hyderabad, India where she co-led business development efforts for a social enterprise start-up and implemented capacity building strategies in a low-income school. Lillie plans to pursue a career in workforce development, exploring new ways to address underemployment through innovative human capital strategies.


Amy Meyer
Content VP
Amy is a first-year student pursuing her MCP degree in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She comes to Cambridge from the West Coast and previously spent three years as a consultant with Navigant, working with utility companies and specializing in energy efficiency, program processes, and human behavior. Most recently she worked as an Impact Analyst with Beneficial State Foundation, a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution. In returning to school, Amy hopes to enhance her passion for social, economic, and environmental sustainability using the power of business to enact change. She is excited to join the Summit Leadership team.
Amy Meyer
Content VP
Amy is a first-year student pursuing her MCP degree in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She comes to Cambridge from the West Coast and previously spent three years as a consultant with Navigant, working with utility companies and specializing in energy efficiency, program processes, and human behavior. Most recently she worked as an Impact Analyst with Beneficial State Foundation, a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution. In returning to school, Amy hopes to enhance her passion for social, economic, and environmental sustainability using the power of business to enact change. She is excited to join the Summit Leadership team.


Tom Lipinsky
Sponsorship Director
Tom is a first year MBA candidate at MIT Sloan, focused on business analytics and sustainability. Before coming to MIT, Tom worked as the Transportation Policy Advisor and Communications Director for D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans, Chairman of the Board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (DC Metro). In this role, he worked to reform America's 2nd largest public transit system and promote more sustainable transportation options in Washington, DC. He's passionate about the collaboration between corporations, non-profit organizations, and governments to create good jobs for a thriving economy.
Tom Lipinsky
Sponsorship Director
Tom is a first year MBA candidate at MIT Sloan, focused on business analytics and sustainability. Before coming to MIT, Tom worked as the Transportation Policy Advisor and Communications Director for D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans, Chairman of the Board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (DC Metro). In this role, he worked to reform America's 2nd largest public transit system and promote more sustainable transportation options in Washington, DC. He's passionate about the collaboration between corporations, non-profit organizations, and governments to create good jobs for a thriving economy.


Scott Keto
Sponsorship Director
Scott is an MBA candidate for 2018 at the MIT Sloan School of Management. In addition to his work with the Sustainability Summit, Scott is the President of the MIT Impact Investing Initiative and an officer of the Venture Capital & Private Equity Club. He spent his summer internship developing innovative finance solutions for agricultural in Ethiopia with D. Capital Partners. Prior to Sloan. Scott was a Associate Portfolio Manager at Athena Capital Advisors in New York. Scott serves on the Board of the Wisdom Lotus Foundation, which engages in activities promoting education and research in the field of traditional Buddhist practices.
Scott Keto
Sponsorship Director
Scott is an MBA candidate for 2018 at the MIT Sloan School of Management. In addition to his work with the Sustainability Summit, Scott is the President of the MIT Impact Investing Initiative and an officer of the Venture Capital & Private Equity Club. He spent his summer internship developing innovative finance solutions for agricultural in Ethiopia with D. Capital Partners. Prior to Sloan. Scott was a Associate Portfolio Manager at Athena Capital Advisors in New York. Scott serves on the Board of the Wisdom Lotus Foundation, which engages in activities promoting education and research in the field of traditional Buddhist practices.


Caroline Lee
Marketing Director
Caroline is a first year MBA student at the Sloan School of Management pursuing the Sustainability Certificate. Prior to Sloan she worked for ExxonMobil for close to four years in their largest petrochemical complex in the United States. She also has non-profit experience at Political Research Associates, a Somerville based think tank. Caroline loves traveling, skiing and yoga.
Caroline Lee
Marketing Director
Caroline is a first year MBA student at the Sloan School of Management pursuing the Sustainability Certificate. Prior to Sloan she worked for ExxonMobil for close to four years in their largest petrochemical complex in the United States. She also has non-profit experience at Political Research Associates, a Somerville based think tank. Caroline loves traveling, skiing and yoga.


Surya Kant Tiwari
Marketing Director
Surya is a first year MBA Candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to school, he was an Assistant Vice President at Deutsche Bank where he focused on financing solutions for clients in aviation sector. He has also worked with Barclays and Deloitte at their quantitative prime brokerage and technology consulting practices in the past. At Sloan, Surya is a Board Fellow of Net Impact advising a Boston based NGO on a potential nonprofit merger. He is also a passionate high-altitude mountaineer having led climbing expeditions across five continents.
Surya Kant Tiwari
Marketing Director
Surya is a first year MBA Candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to school, he was an Assistant Vice President at Deutsche Bank where he focused on financing solutions for clients in aviation sector. He has also worked with Barclays and Deloitte at their quantitative prime brokerage and technology consulting practices in the past. At Sloan, Surya is a Board Fellow of Net Impact advising a Boston based NGO on a potential nonprofit merger. He is also a passionate high-altitude mountaineer having led climbing expeditions across five continents.


Cristina Logg
Operations Director
Cristina Logg grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area as the child of two computer scientists. From an early age, she loved being outside, particularly river rafting and hiking through the northern California and Oregon forests, rivers, coastline and mountains. She moved to DC for college where she studied International Relations and Conflict Resolution at GWU and Georgetown. Following this, she spent five years at the State Department and two years at Tufts University. She is particularly interested in how corporations can ethically and sustainably source water, energy and natural resources. In her free time, Cristina loves hiking, yoga, and reading science fiction and fantasy books.
Cristina Logg
Operations Director
Cristina Logg grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area as the child of two computer scientists. From an early age, she loved being outside, particularly river rafting and hiking through the northern California and Oregon forests, rivers, coastline and mountains. She moved to DC for college where she studied International Relations and Conflict Resolution at GWU and Georgetown. Following this, she spent five years at the State Department and two years at Tufts University. She is particularly interested in how corporations can ethically and sustainably source water, energy and natural resources. In her free time, Cristina loves hiking, yoga, and reading science fiction and fantasy books.


Spencer Barnes
Operations Director
Spencer Barnes is a first year MBA student at MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to Sloan, Spencer worked in Japan as a participant on the JET Programme and later as adviser to Japan at the United Nations in New York. He is very excited to be helping out with the 10th anniversary of the Sustainability Summit and feels the topic this year is an incredibly timely, important, and perhaps too frequently overlooked component of sustainability. Spencer has undergraduate degrees in Finance and Japanese Language and Literature from George Washington University.
Spencer Barnes
Operations Director
Spencer Barnes is a first year MBA student at MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to Sloan, Spencer worked in Japan as a participant on the JET Programme and later as adviser to Japan at the United Nations in New York. He is very excited to be helping out with the 10th anniversary of the Sustainability Summit and feels the topic this year is an incredibly timely, important, and perhaps too frequently overlooked component of sustainability. Spencer has undergraduate degrees in Finance and Japanese Language and Literature from George Washington University.