OUR TEAM

Annie
Kartheiser

Director of Finance

anniekar@umich.edu

Annie is a first year MBA/MS student at the Erb Institute. She is passionate about decarbonizing our economy and accelerating the clean energy transition through renewable development. Prior to joining Erb, Annie worked as a strategy consultant at IBM and launched poverty alleviation programs worldwide with GiveDirectly, where she held both technical product and business development roles. Annie received a BA in Public Policy and International Affairs from Princeton University.

Karan
Dhanak

karankd@umich.edu

Hari Krishna
Ravipati

Director of Comms & Marketing

harikris@umich.edu

Hari Krishna is a MSCM student at the Ross School of Business. Prior to coming to Ross, he worked for 14+ years in NTPC Limited (A Govt of India PSU) delivering and operating large scale mission critical infrastructure projects in Power Plants (Renewable and Thermal), Datacenters, Green Buildings.
He is deeply passionate about sustainable development, clean energy initiatives and is interested in developing sustainable value chains. He is a Certified Energy Manager and holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering.

Alexis
Black

Co-President

asbblack@umich.edu

After four years of working in environmental law, Alexis pivoted to renewable energy. In 2018, she joined Enel Green Power’s energy marketing team in Boston, focusing on origination and PPA structuring. She returns to school to explore strategies toward the decarbonization of electricity and transportation. She holds a BA in English from Wellesley College.

Victoria
Jenkins

Director of RECC

jenkinv@umich.edu

Victoria is a second year MBA/MS student at the Erb Institute. She is interested in the use of renewable energy to advance an organization's broader decarbonization goals.
Prior to coming to UM, she worked in energy consulting in Toronto assisting corporate real estate companies with their sustainability reporting and benchmarking. She holds a BSc in Environmental Science from Queen's University and is a LEED Green Associate.

Bhavarth
Shah

Director of Conference

bhavarth@umich.edu

Nikhil
Khurana

Director of Careers

nkhurana@umich.edu

Naethan
Mundkur

Director of Education

mundkur@umich.edu

Gursharan
Bains

Director of DEI

gkbains@umich.edu

Ian
Corey

Director of Education

icorey@umich.edu

Nikunj
Bhimsaria

Director of Conference

nikunjb@umich.edu

Lavanya Gauri
Pandit

Director of Partnerships

lavagp@umich.edu

Robert
O'Gara

Director of Careers

rogara@umich.edu

Rob is a first-year MBA at Ross. Prior to Ross he worked as an analyst at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center where he specialized in quantitative data analytics. Rob is passionate about the intersection of data analytics and the renewable energy transition. Rob holds a BA from the College of William & Mary.

Daniel
Cotton

Director of Partnerships

cottonda@umich.edu

Lenny
Su

VP of Conference

lennysu@umich.edu

Lenny is a third-year MBA/ MS Sustainable Systems candidate at the University of Michigan. Before school, she worked in the consumer packaged goods sector as a brand/product manager. With a passion for the energy transition, Lenny has focused on grid decarbonization and mobility electrification with an emphasis on strategy and finance at school.

Anna
Seifert

VP of Marketing & Communications

seiferta@umich.edu

Elijah
Forrester

VP of Partnerships

eliforr@umich.edu

Eli is a first-year MSc student at the School for Environment and Sustainability. Prior to coming to UM, he worked for 5 years in Ghana, building solar PV + storage projects for hospitals, farms, homes, and businesses. He graduated from the Evergreen State College with a BA in Sustainable Development.

Evan
Shea

VP of Finance & Sponsorship

evanshea@umich.edu

Evan is passionate about curbing carbon emissions by expanding renewable energy infrastructure. Prior to University of Michigan, Evan has seven years experience in managing strategic partnerships and complex projects: three years at a tech startup convincing national and international publishers to invest in new technology, and four for a national nonprofit advising leaders of state agencies and school districts on how to invest in broadband infrastructure and close the K-12 digital divide.

Evan is pursuing an MBA and MS in Environmental Policy & Planning. For undergrad, Evan majored in Public Policy at Duke University, where he graduated with High Distinction in 2014.

Tess
Antrim-Cashin

VP of Conference

tesseac@umich.edu

Tess is a first year MBA candidate. After several years working for a local food startup, followed by 5 years working in third-party logistics, she returned to school to pursue a career in renewable energy development. Her interests include energy project finance and strategic acquisitions for renewable developers, localization and mobility infrastructure. Tess has a B.S. from Cornell University in Public Policy.

Alex
Reid

VP of Education

reidalex@umich.edu

Alex is a first-year MS student at the School for Environment and Sustainability, where he is focused on accelerating the clean energy transition in the electricity and transportation sectors. Prior to coming to UM, he worked as a strategy consultant in the automotive and industrial sectors in Metro Detroit. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BS in Physiology.

Eric
Oesterling

Co-President

esoester@umich.edu

Eric is a third year MBA/MS candidate through the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise pursing a career in the clean energy transition. He is a prior Naval Officer with experience leading teams through nuclear power plant overhauls, shiphandling, and gunnery training. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Connor
Donnelly

VP of DEI

connordo@umich.edu

Connor is a dual MBA/MS Environmental Justice candidate through the Erb Institute. Before coming to Michigan, Connor served as an AmeriCorps Member for City Year Los Angeles and later as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda. He graduated with an Economics major and Inequality Studies minor from Cornell University in 2017.

Jeremiah
Eaton

VP of Careers

eatonjer@umich.edu

Jeremiah is a first year master's student in the School for Environment and Sustainability pursuing a degree in Environmental Policy and Planning.
His main focus of study lies at the intersection of environmental policy and community engagement. Prior to coming to UM he worked as the Sustainability Coordinator for Glacier National Park, where he led their Green Team and sustainability projects. He hopes to devote his energy and resources to promote sustainability in the greater University of Michigan community.

Siri
Kore

VP of Case Competition

ksiri@umich.edu

Siri is a third year MS / MBA candidate through the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise. She is interested in driving sustainability in manufacturing, renewable energy adoption, and decarbonization. Prior to Ross she worked in chemicals manufacturing with BASF for 4 years and has since interned with AES Next and DuPont. She continues to focus her energy on decarbonization of industry.

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