The M.S. in Sustainability Management program and its co-sponsors – the Earth Institute and the School of Professional Studies –are committed to anti-racism. From the perspective of our program specifically, anti-racism is especially pertinent because the pursuit of equity is bound with the pursuit of sustainability. The program is implementing measures to improve diversity among its faculty, students, and staff, as well as to integrate equity concerns in its curriculum.

The SUMA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, which was formed in 2020, oversees the MS in Sustainability Management program's anti-racism work, provides accountability for the implementation of recommendations that emerge from committee discussions, and communicates periodically with students, alumni, and faculty on the program’s progress.

The Committee comprises student, alumni, faculty, and staff representatives. The current members are as follows.

• Kizzy Charles-Guzmán (Faculty)

• Dr. Steve Cohen (Faculty)

• Aditi Desai (Student)*

• Shruti Deshpande (Alumna)
• John Hodges (Student)*
• Rose Onwufor (Alumna)
• Mariví Perdomo Caba (Staff)

• George Sarrinikolaou (Staff)

The student representatives are part of the SUMA Equity Alliance, a new student group supported by the School of Professional Studies.

The Committee meets throughout the year to discuss initiatives and assess progress. The materials and minutes of each meeting are provided below.

You can find more details, including the meeting materials on the program's website under Diversity, Equity and Inclusion below.

SUMA DEI Committee 1st Meeting - Friday, December 11, 2020

Meeting Materials




Notice on Campus Visits

In light of the evolving Covid-19 situation and the University’s guidelines for on-campus activity, Columbia University SPS Admissions has suspended all in-person campus visits. We invite prospective students to drop by our virtual walk-in hours with general admissions questions.


Weekly virtual walk-in hours 

Tuesdays (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT)

Thursdays (12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT)


Admissions Counselors can connect you directly to students, alumni, faculty, and facilitate virtual class visits. You can also register for an information session. Our virtual events allow you to interact with our admissions staff and learn more about the Columbia SPS community.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at inquire@sps.columbia.edu or 212-854-9666. 


If you would like to receive more information about the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, please contact Samantha Ostrowski, Associate Director, at sostrowski@ei.columbia.edu.

Campus Visits, Graduate School Fairs & Company Presentations

We are eager to host you on the Columbia University campus or to meet you at one of our information sessions.

Our program offers a part-time option for working professionals. If your company would like to host an information session, please contact us. For more information about the graduate school fairs that we attend throughout the United States, please contact Chandler Precht, Program Manager at cprecht@ei.columbia.edu


Program Contacts

Samantha Ostrowski

Associate Director


Mariví Perdomo Caba

Senior Program Manager



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Fall 2021: May 15, 2021

Spring 2022: November 1, 2021

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