Prior to coming to Tuck, Micah Sagebiel T'10 led an education reform initiative for the Texas High School Project, a public-private alliance of leading philanthropic organizations and the State of Texas. He's now working with the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.



Marcus Norton T'09, works for the Carbon Disclosure Project, a U.K.-based nonprofit. He received a Tuck Nonprofit Fellowship in his first year post-Tuck. He has launched CDP WaterDisclosure, a global program that will provide high quality data to investors and other stakeholders on corporate water use.




With support from Tuck GIVES, Katherine Birnie T'07 interned with the Wilderness Society. Upon graduation, she received a Tuck Nonprofit Fellowship to work with the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, where she managed their Conservation Innovation Program. She is now director of markets for Ecosystem Investment Partners.




Brad Lang T'09, recipient of Class of 1976 Allwin Community Service Award, at work in Kenya during his Tuck GIVES internship. Brad received a Tuck Nonprofit Fellowship and is now a program manager for the Aquaya Institute.


Jobs

As environmental sustainability and social capital become more important to business operations, Tuck alumni are finding greater opportunities for jobs that fit their skills as well as their interests. Here are a few examples of recent alumni. There are more examples on our Alumni page. Tuck also has a Nonprofit Fellowship Program (see below).

Micah Sagebiel T'10

Micah Sagebiel is working with the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, which aims to transform the lives of children living in urban poverty. He is the 2010 winner of the Allwin Community Service Award. [more info]

Marcus Norton T'09

Marcus Norton came to Tuck to learn more about business approaches to sustainability. But he didn't know that he'd meet his future employer here—Paul Dickinson, CEO of the Carbon Disclosure Project—who spoke in one of his classes. Norton now works for the U.K.-based nonprofit, which collects data on companies' carbon and climate-change initiatives for institutional investors. "The aim is to drive capital towards sustainable businesses and to improve corporate performance," says Marcus, who has launched CDP WaterDisclosure, a global program that will provide high quality data on corporate water use. "By encouraging companies to measure their carbon emissions or their water use, we give them an incentive to better manage them; and getting companies to think about water challenges in a strategic way enables them to mitigate risk and seize opportunities."

Norton has always been passionate about sustainability, but he was impressed by the way the Allwin Initiative opened his mind to the opportunities inherent in socially responsible business ventures. "I love the fact that people who hadn't encountered or thought about sustainability were exposed to it," he says. "There are going to be whole new fields that emerge in which Tuck graduates can be successful and at the same time have a positive impact on society."

Katherine Birnie T'07

An environmentalist who had been working in land-conservation issues, Katherine Birnie wanted to attend business school to learn management skills and better understand the competing interests around land use. In addition to taking several courses supported by the Initiative, she designed two independent studies with Prof. John Vogel, one on land conservation strategies, the other on a LEED-certified building.

During her Tuck GIVES summer internship with The Wilderness Society, she wrote a business plan to conserve large tracts of forest. During her research, Katherine interviewed the principals of the private equity firm Ecosystem Investment Partners. She now works as marketing director for the company, a position she calls her "dream job."  "I am so amazingly grateful for that internship," says Birnie. "Not only did I learn a lot about carbon markets, but I made some wonderful contacts." More importantly, through the Allwin Initiative, she discovered an entirely new field perfectly suited to her intellectual and social interests. "It was incredibly valuable to me as a way to holistically explore how sustainability actually gets put into practice in the business world and how it can be a competitive business strategy."

Tuck Nonprofit Fellowships

This program provides financial assistance, mentoring, and networking support to graduating Tuck students who take a position working with a qualifying nonprofit or public sector organization. It can be compared to a loan forgiveness program. Recipients have used it to pay off loans as well as provide needed cash to transition to their new job. Click here for details of the program.

Brad Lang T'09 received a Tuck Nonprofit Fellowship when he chose to work with the Aquaya Institute immediately after graduation. Also, Brad was awarded the Class of 1976 Allwin Community Service Award [press release], and worked in Kenya as a Tuck GIVES intern. [more]