The Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network

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Marilyn Waite’s vision is a world where sustainability values of social cohesion, environmental consciousness, intergenerational equity, and economic health drive decision-making and business practices. A multi-lingual engineer, entrepreneur, project manager, and author, she has experience across four continents in mobile app development and marketing (Quadruple), renewable and nuclear energy (AREVA), education (Kaplan and Shanghai Normal University), economic development (United Nations in Madagascar), sustainable tourism (, and public policy (U.S. National Academy of Sciences). A speaker and author, she has addressed audiences on sustainability in textiles, climate change, water, and energy. She served on the Science, Technology and Economic Policy Board as a Fellow with the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Marilyn holds a Master’s Degree with distinction in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (magna cum laude) from Princeton University. An active member of the Professional Women’s Network (PWN), Marilyn is founder and leader of the Green Economy Initiative. She is a Member of the Board of Directors for Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW).