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Dianne Heiler

Dianne Heiler


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Dianne Heiler is currently pursuing a master degree in Sustainability Management at Columbia University in partnership with the Earth Institute. A certified LEED Green Associate and a passionate believer in design for the environment, she brings fifteen years of professional experience in package engineering and new product development, ranging from material selection and testing to supply chain management. In addition to her private sector work, mainly in the food & beverage and biotechnology industries, she also serves as an Adjunct Professor at San Jose State University’s School of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging.  In March 2014, Dianne will compete with her team of fellow Columbia students as Hult Prize Regional Finalists in Sao Paulo, Brazil with their innovative social enterprise idea to combat chronic noncommunicable diseases in urban slums.  Other current research focuses on understanding the challenges associated with arsenic non-compliance and drinking water utilities in the United States. As a native upstate New Yorker, she earned both a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in Packaging Science from Rochester Institute of Technology. She lives with her husband in New York City.


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Dianne Heiler joined the Climate CoLab communityFeb 27, 2014