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Student Clubs and Organizations

Presidio Graduate School is home to an extensive and growing community of student clubs. Student clubs are an extension of the students’ learning experience and expression of their diverse professional interests and personal passions. Clubs are typically formed in response to students’ interests in specific areas like cleantech, green building, sustainable food, impact investment and social justice. Club-organized events, trips and projects are planned throughout the semester and provide students with an opportunity to dive deeper into areas they’re most excited about. Club members benefit from expanding their professional networks, gaining unique professional experience and working collaboratively with other students.

Clean Technologies Club

The mission of the Clean Technologies Group is to empower PGS students to advance clean and sustainable technologies by providing a forum for examining the latest innovations, events, policies and opportunities for technology transfer partnerships.

Chairs: TBD

 

Entrepreneurship Club

The Entrepreneurship Club is a resource for PGS students interested in start ups or who already own a business. The group provides opportunities for cohorts to blend, share ideas and gather advice.

Chairs: Marty Meisler and Yelena Danziger

 

Green Building Club

The Green Building Club is committed to promoting the ideals of green building and renewable energy systems. By bringing students together with leaders of the green building community, members advance the discussion and facilitate the evolution of how the green built environment is designed, financed, constructed and utilized.

Chairs: Courtney Condon, Ny-ann Nolasco, Bo Han, Darin Bernstein

 

International Sustainability Club

The International Sustainability Club aims to increase dialogue around international development by sponsoring events, organizing service-learning trips, engaging in strategic partnerships with global organizations and promoting international student projects.

Chairs: Daniela Warman, Shaina Kandel, and Sam Ruben

Presidio Marketing Club

The Presidio Marketing Club's mission is to create a vibrant, supportive community and resource for PGS MBA/MPA students interested in Marketing through collaboration of our members, student body, alumni, faculty, other PGS Clubs, and employers.

Chair: Ny-Ann Nolasco

Net Impact, Presidio Chapter

Net Impact is a professional organization dedicated to growing and strengthening a network of new leaders who are using the power of business to make a positive social, environmental and economic impact. All students enrolled at PGS are members of Net Impact.

The Presidio Net Impact Chapter has acheived Gold Chapter Status. This means that the chapter has gone above and beyond minimum chapter requirements to create opportunities for their members to develop business skills, meet folks who can help members define career paths, and build a community of support to change our approach to social and environmental issues.

Chairs: Farris Galyon and Vincent Ferro

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Net Impact Community Engagement (NICE)

NICE’s mission is to strengthen the connection of the Presidio Graduate School community to each other and the Bay Area through engagement activities

Chairs: Claire Fitzgerald and Charles Knowlton

 

Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club integrates student wellness and professional development by facilitating student networking, encouraging work-life balance and inspiring appreciation for Earth’s natural environment. Students are encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of sustainability through the hands-on exploration of the natural world.

Chairs: Daniela Warman, Gabriel Krenza, and Donny Homer

 

Personal Sustainability Initiative

The Personal Sustainability Initiative brings awareness in the PGS Community to mental, physical, and emotional health, balance and resiliency; creates educational opportunities for personal development; and inspires students to incorporate sustainability concepts into their personal and professional lives on a cognitive and behavioral level.

Chair: Shaina Kandel

 

Presidio Social Capital Club

The Presidio Social Capital Club promotes and coordinates events throughout the semester and provides numerous opportunities for networking across the student body and within the local community.

Chair: Micheal Elliott

 

Presidio Sustainable Food Club

The Presidio Sustainable Food Club supports and explores sustainable food and strengthens ties with individuals and organizations working in sustainable food and related industries.

Chairs: Shaina Kandel, Vincent Ferro, & Seth Rosenberg

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Q Sustainability Club

The Q Sustainability club seeks to promote the education, visibility and networking capabilities of our lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual graduate students.

Chair: TBD

 

Social Venture Finance Club

The Presidio Social Venture Finance Club helps PGS MBA students, entrepreneurs, and investors work collectively to finance for‐benefit organizations and support the expansion of the social finance ecosystem.

Co-Chairs: Adam Steinberg and Tyler Jackson