Student Spotlight: Jana DiSanti


Before Duquesne:  Prior to joining this program, Jana’s work experience includes, crewleader with the non-profit organization the Student Conservation Association, Chicago chapter; Sierra Club community outreach representative; actor, photographer, and assistant retail manager at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, Denali National Park Alaska; brand representative and product spokesperson for Penn Breweries.  Jana has lived in a variety of places, including: Chicago, Illinois; Denali National Park, Alaska; London, England; Washington, Pennsylvania; Hershey Pennsylvania; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She studied psychology and theatre at Washington & Jefferson College.

Why Duquesne: “I believe that the emphasis the MBA Sustainability program places upon assembling a diverse cohort of individuals offers ideal conditions for developing new and innovative ways to tackle the incredibly complex challenges facing today’s advocates for the development of sustainable practices.   The program’s assertion that no true profit can be had at the expense of environmental or social justice opened my eyes to the potential powers of business to effect positive change in the world and, ultimately, led me to enthusiastically pursue a degree I had never previously considered.  I truly believe that this year’s MBA Sustainability cohort is something special and that we will make some amazing discoveries together!”

After Duquesne: She plans to relocate to the Pacific Northwest to manage marketing and PR for an organization focused on generating a successful triple bottom line, preferably in the sector of sustainable agriculture and food production.  I hope to dedicate my career to developing new, interrelated paradigms for human and environmental health.


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