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 LGBTQ student group.
Rick now lives in Berkeley, CA, and works as the Director of Research at Climate Earth, providing companies with the data and infrastructure for the sustainable management of their operations and supply chains. He is an advocate for a diverse, harmonious, and thriving planet for all living things.
This alumni bio was updated with information provided in Spring 2014.