Nicholas School Business and Environment Club-Net Impact


The Business and Environment Club-Net Impact is a networking and professional development club that connects Nicholas School student with environmental professionals in the private sector and provides access to resources for further business-related education. BEC-NI provides Nicholas School students with an outlet to access environmental opportunities within the world of business and expand their knowledge and skills related to the field.

BEC-NI networking allows business professionals the opportunity to learn more about the MEM program and the beneficial environmental perspective we can contribute in a business role for their company. Our club is directly aligned with the goals of the Nicholas School administration in terms of placing more MEMs in private sector jobs.

BEC-NI provides the additional training and resources that help prepare MEM graduates to be successful in corporate careers, while differentiating them from MBA students. To fulfill this mission, BEC-NI will remain committed to providing its members with an array of opportunities that will:

  1. Develop and strengthen the skills, instincts, abilities, and resources of environmental management students to become leaders in the sustainability field and influence change.
  2. Grow the professional network of Nicholas School of the Environment students by engaging with committed practitioners in the sustainability field with an emphasis on Nicholas School alumni.
  3. Increase awareness of Net Impact’s role in various organizational structures including nonprofits, government agencies, and private businesses.


2017-2018 Student Leaders or Officers

Co-Presidents: Bobbi Lesser and Lina Khan
Treasurer: Emily True
Conference Chair: Olivia Eskew
MEM/MBA Representatives: Lorena Vazquez Da Silva and Emilia Hull
First Year Representative: TBD

Contact Info

Faculty/Staff Advisors

Faculty Advisor: Lori Bennear and Deborah Gallagher