"The Ecology of Industry" with Dr. Weslynne Ashton at Geek Bar Chicago's SCIENCE! Tuesday
Weslynne Ashton is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business. Her research focuses on two core areas: industrial ecology, industrial symbiosis and collaborative approaches to environmental management, and sustainability strategies for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and new ventures. She is also interested in leveraging business to contribute to sustainability in under-resourced and developing regions through her research and teaching. She currently leads an eight country, interdisciplinary project focused on education for cleaner production and its implementation in small and medium enterprises in Latin America. She teaches courses in Industrial Ecology, Business Sustainability, and Social Entrepreneurship across graduate business, public administration and environmental management and undergraduate environmental engineering programs. She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Environmental Science from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
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