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30 Under 30

The biggest GreenBiz 30 Under 30 career moves

collage of past 30 under 30 honorees
Clockwise from top left: Chris Castro; Nikishka Iyengar; Tai Ullmann;  Miguel Cuunjieng; and Lizzie Horvitz.

Welcome to Names in the News, 30 Under 30 edition.

For the last three years, as we've selected our GreenBiz 30 Under 30 honorees, we've been consistently blown away by what these individuals have accomplished early in their careers. That group of almost 90 ambitious environmentalists to date has continued to soar higher. Take a look at their paths as they move onwards and upwards, embracing ventures from consultancies to startups to social enterprises to podcasts.

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Who’s News

Miguel Cuunjieng, Wells Fargo

Cuunjieng recently moved from his role as company network manager and ESG advisor at Ceres to work for Wells Fargo. At a time when Wells Fargo is significantly growing its environmental commitments, Cuunjieng joins the environmental and social risk management team, working closely with Wells Fargo’s energy portfolio.

Tai Ullmann, Cargill

After five years in sustainability at Land O’Lakes, Ullman is joining Cargill’s sustainability team on its Global Edible Oilseeds division. After she created Land O’Lakes’ sustainability program and rolling it out nationwide to its dairy members, her move comes as the producer and distributor Cargill is expanding and hiring many sustainability professionals.

Nikisha Iyengar, The Guild

After moving from management consulting into sustainable product management at Rubicon Global, Nikisha Iyengar has left Rubicon to found her own social enterprise, The Guild, which develops co-living spaces for "diverse changemakers." She also has launched an impact consulting and ecosystem-building company focused on building a just and regenerative economy, Whole Systems Collective.

On the Move

Sarah Robinson became product sustainability manager at Tarkett, a leader in sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions. 

Lizzie Horvitz shifted from the supply chain vertical at Unilever to sustainable business & communications team, where she is associate manager of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), tracking North America’s progress and engage internal and external stakeholders on Unilever’s sustainability initiatives.

— At CDP-Global environmental reporting system, Christina Copeland has moved up to senior manager of its water security program.

 Chris Castro has been tapped to sit on several nonprofit boards, all focused on sustainability. Some include IDEAS For Us, Fleet Farming, Hive Orlando, USGBC Florida, Florida Green Chamber of Commerce (FGCC), as well as advisory board roles for University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Florida Polytechnic University, and Valencia College.

— Moving on from Etsy, Elizabeth Woolf is working on building a sustainability-driven startup, LOLI Beauty, and leading the Environment Program at the J.M. Kaplan Fund.

Julia Pyper at GreenTech Media has launched a new podcast called Political Climate, "a biweekly and bipartisan podcast on energy and environmental politics in America." She hosts conversations with experts and analysts to break down the partisan, siloed conversations about energy and environmental issues that have blocked policy climate action.

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