Colin Goddard, President
Colin Goddard was born in Nairobi, Kenya and grew up in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Egypt before receiving his B.A. in International Relations from Virginia Tech. Prior to Smith, he spent 8 years working in the non-profit social advocacy space focusing on gun safety issues as a campaign manager, organizer, and principal spokesperson. With his MBA, Colin is focused on transitioning into the energy sector with a focus on distributed technologies. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding, soccer, volleyball, and playing with his 1-year-old daughter, Dana.
Kelsey Jackson, Executive VP
Kelsey Jackson is a second year MBA student at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, pursuing a dual MBA/MPP degree with a focus in General Management and Energy Policy. Prior to attending Smith, Kelsey worked in New York City as a media buyer for the GlaxoSmithKlein and Ferrero brands. Upon graduation, she hopes to transition into the energy sector.
Mari Orita, VP of Finance
Mari Orita is a second year MBA student at Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Prior to Smith, she was an accountant and a consumer service representative at Hokuriku Electric Power Company, which supplies electricity as one of the ten general electric utilities in Japan. As an accountant in the company, she had been in charge of making consolidated financial statement, quarter and annual securities reports, and predicting and analyzing the financial statements of the consolidated subsidiaries. She holds a BA in business and commerce from Keio University.
Fumika Eto, VP of Marketing
Fumika Eto is a second year MBA student at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Before coming to Smith, Fumika worked for Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan. As a policy planner, Fumika established carbon market scheme in Japan, and as a junior negotiator, she was engaged in international negotiation on climate change for adoption of the Paris Agreement. She is currently focusing on Marketing and interested in creating shared value.
Krupa Karekar, VP of External Relations
Krupa Karekar is a second year MBA student at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, with a focus in finance. Before coming to Smith, Krupa worked as a technology consultant in India, with Wipro Technologies. She is looking to work post-MBA in areas wherein she can apply my Financial skills and knowledge in areas of sustainability and clean energy.
Andres Villegas, VP of Programming
Andres Villegas is a second year MBA student at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he joined the Navy as a Civil Engineer Corps officer after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in December 2004. While in the Navy he provided construction and facility support at the U.S. Naval Academy, Baghdad, Iraq, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Forty, Naval Base Guam, The Philippines, Naval Base San Diego, and Naval Air Facility El Centro. During his summer internship, he worked as a financial analyst for solar projects at Constellation Energy. He is currently focusing on General Management and wants to pursue a career in the Energy Industry. In his free time, he enjoys snow skiing and SCUBA diving.