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I am a consultant specializing in sustainability, energy and the wine industry. Currently, I am finishing up two MSc. degrees from HEC Paris School of Management and the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), where my studies have focused on sustainability, change management, climate change, and the energy industry, specifically renewable energy development.

I am looking for post-graduation employment as a strategy or management consultant working on energy and sustainability issues, or as an in-house sustainability manager.

Over the last 8 years, I have worked in a wide range of positions within the wine industry. I developed my knowledge of the industry from the vineyard on up. During that same period of time, I have worked in forestry, economic development, an entrepreneurship think tank, advocacy campaigning, non-profits, industry associations, consulting, and helped my family run out sports promotion and event marketing business. Most recently, I co-founded a start-up and registered Public Benefit Corporation, World’s First Wines to help high quality Armenian wines reach U.S. consumers and to improve sustainable winemaking practices across the industry.

As a consultant, I help businesses critically evaluate and assess their current approach to addressing sustainability issues that are material to the company and it’s stakeholders. I believe in empowering businesses to own their sustainability story by helping them build the tools, resources, and action plans that lead to effective and practical implementation of better practices, policies, and operations over time. My work helps businesses better understand where they are, where they want to go, and how they can get there with their staff, resources, and mission.

Ultimately, I aspire to help businesses integrate sustainable decision making into operations and management and to align business models with social and environmental impacts.

Expériences professionnelles

Strategy consultant


De Juin 2016 à Aujourd'hui

• New Angles is a sustainability change management consulting firm that helps companies prepare for the future by integrating social and environmental considerations into their business model

• Developing a sustainability diagnostic and decision making tool based on UN Global Goals (SDGs), and a business simulation game on sustainability strategy for middle management

• Evaluated business strategy and services; recommended new services and partnerships for future business development

Strategy consultant

5 LAKES ENERGY , Lansing

De Juin 2016 à Aujourd'hui

• 5 Lakes Energy is a Michigan-based energy policy consulting firm dedicated to advancing policies and programs that promote clean energy, sustainability and the environment

• Managing 5 Lakes Energy’s B Impact Assessment for B Corporation Certification (Certified January 2017)

• Evaluating existing policies, and building policies to align practices and services with the company’s social and environmental mission

• Designing key performance indicators (KPIs) on carbon emissions, recycling, charitable giving, and economic impact

• Coordinating a partnership with a regional land conservancy to develop a carbon offset program for SMEs in Michigan

Sustainability consultant

CHATEAU MARIS , La liviniere

De Janvier 2016 à Aujourd'hui

• Managing B Impact Assessment for B Corporation Certification; first winery certified (Sept. 2016) by B Corp Europe

• Building media content and press strategy for certification announcement

• Developing energy, water, and waste KPI’s; establishing benchmarks, monitoring, and reporting protocols

• Conducted an ASHRAE Level 1 Walk-Through Energy Audit

• Wrote a step by step action plan to achieve LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council


WORLD'S FIRST WINES , San francisco

De Mai 2015 à Aujourd'hui

• Researching, developing, and implementing sustainability best management practices specific to the Armenian industry

• Building an export/import and direct to consumer sales strategy for Armenian wineries to the U.S. wine market

• Developing partnerships on sustainable agriculture research between business, non-profits, and government agencies

• Raised over $18,000 through a 30-day crowdfunding campaign with 100+ contributors

Energy and sustainability consultant

5 LAKES ENERGY , Lansing

De Juin 2014 à Septembre 2015

• Managed “Michigan Sustainable Wine: Feasibility Study” to analyze the potential for a statewide sustainability program

• Solicited Congressional sponsorship, and business and non-profit support for the Pew Charitable Trust Clean Energy Initiative regarding legislation on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and fuel and vehicle emissions standards

• Assisted with research and analysis of national energy policies and markets for national renewable energy associations

• Developed and wrote four successful project and grant proposals on water and energy issues worth $250,000

• Coordinated energy audits, energy efficiency and wastewater research, and renewable energy development for wineries

Formations complémentaires

MSc. Economics and Business Administration

Norwegian School of Economics - Energy, Natural Resources, and The Environment

2016 à 2017

B.A. International Relations

Michigan State University - Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

2007 à 2011

Parcours officiels

HEC – Master in Sustainability Alternative Models and Social Innovation