Team

Drew Morales
Managing Director
Drew is a second-year student at Sloan pursuing his MBA and Sustainability Certificate.  Prior to Sloan, Drew worked for two years in the management consulting industry, followed by five years working in strategy, operations, and product management roles for a large food and beverage manufacturer.  After school, he will be joining the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Team of a Boston-based asset management firm. In his free time, Drew loves cooking, endurance races, a good book, and drinking a beer outside a tent in the mountains.
Drew Morales
Managing Director
Drew is a second-year student at Sloan pursuing his MBA and Sustainability Certificate.  Prior to Sloan, Drew worked for two years in the management consulting industry, followed by five years working in strategy, operations, and product management roles for a large food and beverage manufacturer.  After school, he will be joining the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Team of a Boston-based asset management firm. In his free time, Drew loves cooking, endurance races, a good book, and drinking a beer outside a tent in the mountains.


Elisabeth Lea Rutledge
Finance Co-Director
Elisabeth Lea Rutledge is jointly pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning through MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning and a Sustainability Certificate at the Sloan School of Management. Prior to MIT, she spent seven years consulting in the electric power sector on federal and state environmental and energy policy and corporate sustainability strategy. Lea’s interest in sustainable agriculture systems stems from growing up on a dairy farm in Wenham, Massachusetts. Lea enjoys window box gardening, watercolor painting, and hiking throughout New England.
Elisabeth Lea Rutledge
Finance Co-Director
Elisabeth Lea Rutledge is jointly pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning through MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning and a Sustainability Certificate at the Sloan School of Management. Prior to MIT, she spent seven years consulting in the electric power sector on federal and state environmental and energy policy and corporate sustainability strategy. Lea’s interest in sustainable agriculture systems stems from growing up on a dairy farm in Wenham, Massachusetts. Lea enjoys window box gardening, watercolor painting, and hiking throughout New England.


Roohi Rustum
Finance Co-Director
Roohi Rustum is a first-year Master's in Business Administration student at the Sloan School of Management. She received her Bachelors of Arts in both Biology and English from Yale College, and worked in international development, education reform, and public health in urban and rural communities. She has a deep interest in garments sourcing and ethical supply chains, as well as the impact of regulation on agriculture in developing markets.
Roohi Rustum
Finance Co-Director
Roohi Rustum is a first-year Master's in Business Administration student at the Sloan School of Management. She received her Bachelors of Arts in both Biology and English from Yale College, and worked in international development, education reform, and public health in urban and rural communities. She has a deep interest in garments sourcing and ethical supply chains, as well as the impact of regulation on agriculture in developing markets.


Sarah Nolet
Marketing Co-Director
Sarah Nolet is jointly pursuing a Masters in Engineering and Management and a Sustainability Certificate. A three-sport varsity athlete and double major in computer science and human factors engineering from Tufts University, Sarah is passionate about using technology to create a more sustainable global food system. Sarah loves all sports, building rock walls, speaking Spanish, and deep-woods backpacking.
Sarah Nolet
Marketing Co-Director
Sarah Nolet is jointly pursuing a Masters in Engineering and Management and a Sustainability Certificate. A three-sport varsity athlete and double major in computer science and human factors engineering from Tufts University, Sarah is passionate about using technology to create a more sustainable global food system. Sarah loves all sports, building rock walls, speaking Spanish, and deep-woods backpacking.


Erica Zendell
Marketing Co-Director
Erica Zendell is a first-year Master's in Business Administration student at the Sloan School of Management. Prior to MIT Sloan, she worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School focusing on foreign entrepreneurship and started Zen Cookery, an allergy-friendly baking business in the Boston area. Between taking care of her own personal health needs and conducting research overseas in China and Latin America, Erica became interested in supply chains and opportunities for quality assurance and sustainability in the global food system. She makes the best vegan macaroni and cheese you’ll ever have.
Erica Zendell
Marketing Co-Director
Erica Zendell is a first-year Master's in Business Administration student at the Sloan School of Management. Prior to MIT Sloan, she worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School focusing on foreign entrepreneurship and started Zen Cookery, an allergy-friendly baking business in the Boston area. Between taking care of her own personal health needs and conducting research overseas in China and Latin America, Erica became interested in supply chains and opportunities for quality assurance and sustainability in the global food system. She makes the best vegan macaroni and cheese you’ll ever have.


Jonathan Krones
Content Architect
Jonathan is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the MIT Engineering Systems Division, where he studies industrial ecology and sustainable waste management systems. His doctoral research focuses on characterizing the potential for reuse and recycling of non-hazardous industrial waste in the United States. He has a background in materials science and environmental engineering, and has worked as a technical advisor to environmental policymakers at local, state, and federal levels. Jonathan was awarded a 2014-2015 Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship, which recognizes a small group of young academics, designers, and entrepreneurs working to bring about a circular economy.
Jonathan Krones
Content Architect
Jonathan is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the MIT Engineering Systems Division, where he studies industrial ecology and sustainable waste management systems. His doctoral research focuses on characterizing the potential for reuse and recycling of non-hazardous industrial waste in the United States. He has a background in materials science and environmental engineering, and has worked as a technical advisor to environmental policymakers at local, state, and federal levels. Jonathan was awarded a 2014-2015 Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship, which recognizes a small group of young academics, designers, and entrepreneurs working to bring about a circular economy.


Alex Ashby
Content Co-Director
Alex Ashby is a second year MBA student at the Sloan School of Management.  Prior to MIT, Alex worked at investment management firm Global X Funds where he focused on investment opportunities within the energy and natural resource markets globally.  He is currently pursuing a Sustainability Certificate at Sloan and is very interested in the intersection of finance and sustainability.  If you need to get in touch with Alex, you can find him at the Kendall Square Chipotle approximately 4 times per week.
Alex Ashby
Content Co-Director
Alex Ashby is a second year MBA student at the Sloan School of Management.  Prior to MIT, Alex worked at investment management firm Global X Funds where he focused on investment opportunities within the energy and natural resource markets globally.  He is currently pursuing a Sustainability Certificate at Sloan and is very interested in the intersection of finance and sustainability.  If you need to get in touch with Alex, you can find him at the Kendall Square Chipotle approximately 4 times per week.


Candice Chow-Gamboa
Content Co-Director
Candice is a second year MBA student at MIT Sloan. She has focused on entrepreneurship, design thinking, and sustainability at Sloan and co-directed a start-up pitch competition on food and agriculture in 2014. After graduating from Princeton with a focus on environmental policy, she has worked on climate change and agricultural policy across the United States prior to joining MIT and has a passion for increasing food security through sustainable food systems. Her favorite activities include hiking, biking, and upcycling clothing.
Candice Chow-Gamboa
Content Co-Director
Candice is a second year MBA student at MIT Sloan. She has focused on entrepreneurship, design thinking, and sustainability at Sloan and co-directed a start-up pitch competition on food and agriculture in 2014. After graduating from Princeton with a focus on environmental policy, she has worked on climate change and agricultural policy across the United States prior to joining MIT and has a passion for increasing food security through sustainable food systems. Her favorite activities include hiking, biking, and upcycling clothing.


Patrick Ford
Content Co-Director
Pat is a first year student in the Technology and Policy Program. Prior to MIT, Pat worked as an Engineer with Woodard & Curran, where he completed projects ranging from industrial storm water treatment facilities to flood insurance policy. Pat’s current research focuses on the economics of end of life electronic waste recycling, and identifying potential business opportunities within the system. His interest in the agricultural sector stems from his love for cooking, and his travels in Namibia and France, where he saw the varying impacts of sustainable and unsustainable agricultural practices first hand.
Patrick Ford
Content Co-Director
Pat is a first year student in the Technology and Policy Program. Prior to MIT, Pat worked as an Engineer with Woodard & Curran, where he completed projects ranging from industrial storm water treatment facilities to flood insurance policy. Pat’s current research focuses on the economics of end of life electronic waste recycling, and identifying potential business opportunities within the system. His interest in the agricultural sector stems from his love for cooking, and his travels in Namibia and France, where he saw the varying impacts of sustainable and unsustainable agricultural practices first hand.


Will DeKrey
Operations Co-Director
Will is a first-year MBA student at Sloan. From running an education enrichment program to serving as a consultant to nonprofit leaders at Community Wealth Partners, Will has been on a quest to uncover scalable and sustainable models for solving social problems. Will is a multi-disciplinary thinker (he took undergraduate courses in 17 different departments), a marathon runner, and a three-time chili cookoff champion.
Will DeKrey
Operations Co-Director
Will is a first-year MBA student at Sloan. From running an education enrichment program to serving as a consultant to nonprofit leaders at Community Wealth Partners, Will has been on a quest to uncover scalable and sustainable models for solving social problems. Will is a multi-disciplinary thinker (he took undergraduate courses in 17 different departments), a marathon runner, and a three-time chili cookoff champion.


Sarah Day Kalloch
Operations Co-Director
A first-year MBA at Sloan, Sarah focuses on sustainability, supply chains and market-based solutions to poverty. Prior to Sloan, Sarah worked at Oxfam America, supporting global food security policy and leading on partnerships for Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign, which assesses the agricultural sourcing policies of the world’s top food and beverage companies and advocates for better policies for communities in their supply chain. Sarah also served as Director of Outreach at Physicians for Human Rights, scaling two human rights organizations in Uganda and Kenya and advocating for improved HIV/AIDS and global health funding. At home in Ipswich Massachusetts, Sarah raises laying hens and grows organic heirloom tomatoes, dinner plate dahlias, peaches and more.
Sarah Day Kalloch
Operations Co-Director
A first-year MBA at Sloan, Sarah focuses on sustainability, supply chains and market-based solutions to poverty. Prior to Sloan, Sarah worked at Oxfam America, supporting global food security policy and leading on partnerships for Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign, which assesses the agricultural sourcing policies of the world’s top food and beverage companies and advocates for better policies for communities in their supply chain. Sarah also served as Director of Outreach at Physicians for Human Rights, scaling two human rights organizations in Uganda and Kenya and advocating for improved HIV/AIDS and global health funding. At home in Ipswich Massachusetts, Sarah raises laying hens and grows organic heirloom tomatoes, dinner plate dahlias, peaches and more.


Julius Tapper
Operations Co-Director
Julius is a first year Legatum Fellow and MBA Candidate at MIT Sloan. Julius’ current research interests are in consumer finance and retail distribution for growth markets – developing tools to make useful goods more affordable and more accessible to the poor. Julius has held a number of roles in finance and capital markets, and has field experience in microfinance and international development. Outside of work, you’re likely to find Julius traveling, with either a camera lens or wine glass pressed to his face.
Julius Tapper
Operations Co-Director
Julius is a first year Legatum Fellow and MBA Candidate at MIT Sloan. Julius’ current research interests are in consumer finance and retail distribution for growth markets – developing tools to make useful goods more affordable and more accessible to the poor. Julius has held a number of roles in finance and capital markets, and has field experience in microfinance and international development. Outside of work, you’re likely to find Julius traveling, with either a camera lens or wine glass pressed to his face.