July 31, 2019
CBI is pleased to announce that Ryan Golten has been promoted to Senior Mediator. CBI Chile is also pleased to announce that Elizabeth (Betsy) Fierman will be serving as Director of CBI Chile.
Congratulations, Ryan and Betsy!
CBI is happy to have four summer interns working with us this summer, located in Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and California.
|Neha Bazaj is a summer intern supporting CBI West on projects ranging from tenants’ rights to wildfire planning. She is a Master in City Planning student at MIT, with a B.A. in Economics & International Area Studies from UCLA, and has a background in community food systems and energy policy. Neha hopes to pursue a career addressing the twin challenges of climate change and economic inequality in ways that bring together "professionals" and impacted persons in joint problem solving. Her previous experience includes working as a senior analyst for the California Public Utilities Commission; managing community-based initiatives for Collective Roots in East Palo Alto; and designing, piloting, and executing a nutrition education program with more than 6,500 low-income students at Old Grove Orange, Inc.|
|Ramsay Boly joined the Climigration Network, an initiative of CBI focused on supporting communities in addressing the impacts of rising sea levels, as a summer intern from UC Berkeley where he is working on a Master of Development Practice. Ramsay has been writing updates and blog posts, conducting research, and editing text for www.Climigration.org. Ramsay received his B.A. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution conflict resolution from George Mason University and the University of Virginia. He co-founded both ETiK, a blockchain-based ethical supply chain startup for jewelry, where he designed a first-of-its-kind verification and traceability system to deliver ethical guarantees for gem stones, diamonds, and precious metals supply chains, as well as a crowdfunding platform to enable and support housing cooperatives. Ramsay’s interests involve catalyzing collaboration, restorative justice, and alternative sustainable economic models.|
|Danny Egol is a summer intern supporting projects led by Managing Director Pat Field and Senior Associate Toby Berkman, as well as working on CBI's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative. At the end of this summer, Danny will begin the second year of his MBA program at the Yale School of Management (SOM). At Yale’s SOM, he serves as the Equity and Inclusion Officer in Student Government, Co-Chair of the Yale Philanthropy Conference, and Co-Founder of “& Society” Forum, a weekly community forum at which students, faculty, and staff discuss social issues not covered in Yale’s core curriculum and facilitate cross-cultural understanding. Danny is also the co-founder of the nonprofit Inclusion NextWork, a virtual collaborative of emerging leaders committed to IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Social justice).|
|Jourdan Smithwick is a summer intern in the Cambridge office, conducting research and preparing meeting materials to support facilitation and collaborative planning processes. She contributes to several CBI areas of expertise, including recent work on prison reentry systems, net zero carbon emissions in Cambridge, and flooding resilience. Before CBI, Jourdan interned at Grow Smart Rhode Island and the prison division of Caritas Alsace in Strasbourg, France. She also currently serves as the Secretary-General to the Brown University Simulation of the United Nations. Jourdan is a B.A. candidate in Public Policy at Brown University, where she is also a member of the Swearer Center Engaged Scholars Program, a co-curricular engaged scholarship program.|