Marilyn Waite is a multi-lingual engineer, project manager, and author, currently leading the energy practice at Village Capital and serving on the Board of Directors for Engineers for a Sustainable World. Marilyn envisions a world where social cohesion, environmental consciousness, intergenerational equity, and economic health drive decision-making and business practices. She has experience across four continents in investment (Lincoln International in China), renewable and nuclear energy (AREVA in France), education (Kaplan and Shanghai Normal University), economic development (United Nations in Madagascar), tourism and internet start-ups (SustainableVisit), and public policy (National Academy of Sciences in the United States).
Marilyn is a speaker on topics of sustainability in textiles, climate change, water, and energy, and has addressed audiences in Africa, Europe, and North and Central America. She authored the book Sustainability at Work: careers that make a difference (Routledge-Earthscan 2016). She holds a Master’s Degree with distinction in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (magna cum laude) from Princeton University.