Point Scholar 2006 – 2010
Rick graduated from Columbia University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth and Environmental Engineering and a concentration in Sustainable Energy and Materials. While attending Columbia, he helped organize Columbia’s Queer Awareness Month in October 2007, including an event called "Nature or Nurture? Does It Matter?" that explored the intersections of science, sexuality, and society. He also managed the Stephen Donaldson Lounge, an on-campus safe space for queer students on campus. As a graduate student at Columbia he was also active in iQ, Columbia's science and engineering LGBT student group.
Rick now works as a Life Cycle Analyst and Research Associate at Climate Earth, a company that provides environmental business intelligence for large companies and their supply chains. He is dedicated to creating a just and sustainable world for future generations.
This alumni bio was updated with information provided in Fall 2012.