Joel graduated with a Masters in Environmental Science & Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara and BA in Geology from Lafayette College. He brings over 10 years of experience integrating sustainability into the culture of financial institutions, NGO's, municipalities, construction companies and transportation agencies. He has certified green building projects using LEED, BREEAM, CEEQUAL, Ska and 3-Star in 5 different countries. He has managed Engineers Without Borders project teams in Peru, is an Adjunct Professor in the Sustainable Technologies Program at Santa Monica College, and is a member of the International Living Future Institute California Congress.