Meet The Team
Francisca is an LL.M. candidate at Columbia Law School. Previously, Francisca worked at the General Water Directorate of the Ministry of Public Works in Chile helping assess the legal impacts of investment projects on water sources, such as lithium in brine, and advised mining companies on water use guidelines. She is interning as a researcher at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment this spring. Francisca graduated from Universidad de Chile with a Bachelor in Law.
Lekha is a member of the class of 2022 at Columbia Business School. Post MBA, Lekha will be joining Mckinsey & Co. as a Consultant in Houston. Prior to CBS, Lekha worked at Shell as an Automation engineer, designing safety systems for several Shell and third-party licensed projects across midstream and renewables sub-verticals. She led the safety system startup and commissioning for the world's largest Floating LNG facility, Prelude in Perth. Lekha holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Antonio is a member of the class of 2023 at Columbia Business School. Previously, he worked as Portfolio Manager of Southern Cross, a LatAm private equity fund, where he was the PE manager of the Esmax portfolio (ex Petrobras Chile). Prior to Southern Cross, Antonio worked in Corporate Development in Colbun, a Chilean power generation company, and in M&A in Tyndall Group, a Chilean investment bank. Antonio holds a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.
Juan Camilo Farfan
Juan Camilo is a member of the class of 2023 at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. He comes from Colombia, and he is a physicist with a master's in applied economics. Before SIPA, Juan Camilo worked in climate change policy, designing and evaluating carbon pricing schemes in the World Bank for the Colombian Ministry of Finance. Prior to the World Bank, Juan Camilo contributed to Colombia's climate change goals for the Paris Agreement. He assessed the economic impact for the national government planning body.
Anika is a member of the class of 2023 at Columbia Business School. Previously, she was a Regulatory Relations Manager at Morgan Stanley, where she worked cross-functionally and managed a variety of sensitive regulatory examinations, including those that touched on climate change risk and other ESG themes. She will be returning to Morgan Stanley as an Investment Banking Summer Associate in June. Anika holds a B.A. in Political Science from The City College of New York.
Bhavya is a member of the class of 2023 at Columbia’s School of International Affairs. Prior to SIPA, Bhavya worked with Tesla’s Environment, Health, and Safety team where she supported the Model 3 production ramp-up and was a 2019-2020 Fulbright-Schuman Research Scholar to the European Union where she conducted research on lithium-ion battery recycling practices and policies in Brussels, Berlin, and London. Bhavya holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Politics and Development from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.
Michelle is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School class of 2022. Prior to CBS, Michelle spent five years as lead analyst covering LNG, Renewable Energy, Utilities and Infrastructure companies and projects across the Americas. From Cheniere LNG, Panama Canal Expansion, Freeport LNG, to Wind Farms, Ports, Solar PVs, Toll Roads, to Water Dams and P3s, Michelle led the financial and credit analysis of various landmark renewable projects and power LBOs across Latin America and the US since 2011 with total issuances of $15 bln USD including Sustainably and ESG linked bonds. Michelle also spent over two years as lead Financial Institutions analyst where she focused on systemically important banks, collaborating often with Sovereign teams, central banks and development institutions across the US and Latin America. Michelle graduated in 2017 from Columbia University Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) with a Master in International Finance and Economic Policy (IFEP).
Tommy is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. Prior to CBS Tommy worked at Chatham Financial helping private equity and infrastructure clients manage foreign exchange, interest rate, and commodity risk using financial derivatives from Chatham’s offices in Philadelphia, Melbourne, Singapore, and London. He will be working as an investment banking Associate at JP Morgan on their Power & Renewables team this summer. Tommy graduated from Bucknell University with a BS in Finance.
John is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. Prior to joining CBS, John worked at Siemens Energy, primarily focused on renewable and sustainable technology like battery storage, offshore wind, electric vehicles, and greenhouse gas reduction. John also spent 3 months at ADL Ventures, a boutique energy consulting and venture firm. He will be joining McKinsey this summer as a Summer Associate. John graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 with a degree in mechanical engineering.