Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation
Marilyn Waite’s vision is a world where sustainability's values of social cohesion, environmental consciousness, intergenerational equity, and economic health drive decision-making and business practices. A multi-lingual engineer, project manager, and author, she has experience across four continents in investment (Lincoln International in China), renewable and nuclear energy (AREVA in France), education (Kaplan and Shanghai Normal University), economic development (United Nations in Madagascar), tourism and Internet start-ups (SustainableVisit), and public policy (National Academy of Sciences in the United States). As the author of Sustainability at Work (Routledge-Earthscan 2016), Marilyn has addressed global audiences worldwide on sustainability in careers, manufacturing, climate change, water, and energy. She also founded SustainableVisit, an app and online platform that provides users with sustainable travel and tourism suggestions for locations worldwide. Marilyn holds a Master’s degree with distinction in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (magna cum laude) from Princeton University. Marilyn currently leads the energy practice at Village Capital; serves on the Board of Directors for Engineers for a Sustainable World; and is a Senior Research Fellow at Project Drawdown.