Francis Mitalo

Headshot of Francis Mitalo

Francis Mitalo is a 2018 Alumnus of the Master in Environmental Management (MEM) program. Francis learned about the program as a senior manager for Eco2librium in Kenya, one of the major B-certified corporate partners of the Global Sustainability track which applies business solutions to solve social and environmental problems. There, he spearheaded the installation of more than 50,000 energy efficiency stoves, planted of more than 10,000 tree seedlings and installed solar energy kits in the Western Kenya community. He focused on climate mitigation and energy efficiency working on consumer behavioral changes in partnership with the Nest, an organization that makes smart home energy products. 

“As an international student, I felt welcomed into the MEM community. I regularly consulted with my accessible professors and fellow students while implementing my graduate project in the Gunnison community with passion, experience and newly-gained knowledge,” Mitalo said.  

His faculty member was Abel Chavez, Ph.D.,
 who is an internationally-recognized expert in climate mitigation.