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Geoffrey von Zastrow
, New York
New York, United States
Multi-disciplinary sustainable professional with demonstrated experience in consulting, project management, leadership, and solving complex problems by developing actionable solutions that maximize impacts in the public and private sectors. Additionally, I have an extensive background living in developing countries.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Passionate about solving climate change and advancing sustainability through strategic problem-solving and developing actionable analyses and recommendations; with extensive experience living and working in developing countries.

Expertise: Water resource management, climate resilience assessments, climate mitigation, climate policy, knowledge management, sustainable international development/territorial development.

Experience in: water program development, solar development, strategy development & implementation, cross-sector engagement, capacity building, qualitative & quantitative data analysis on sustainability & resilience issues, architecture, proposal, case study & presentation development, cost-benefit, architecture, green buildings, research, writing/drafting, storytelling, photography, graphics.

Research on: climate change and migration nexus, water scarcity, political instability, allocation of economic aid, famine, circular economy, municipal waste, single-use plastics, resilient building materials, passive energy, net-zero building design.

Program proficiencies: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, data visualization, decision modeling, Google Suite, GIS, Bloomberg Terminal, Sustainalytics, SharePoint, Python, Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Adobe Creative Suite.
Columbia University, Masters of Sustainability Management. Concentrations in Development Economics and International Development. Specialization: Water Management.

The Masters of Sustainability Management program is a part of Columbia University's Earth Institute, a world leader in combatting climate change.

For my capstone project, I partnered with the United Nations Development Program (“UNDP”) to design a system for managing household waste in Guinea. This project is delivered strategy recommendations focused on bolstering the lives of Guinea’s most-underemployed women and youth through value creation of waste and waste-to-energy solutions.

Furthermore, my degree is heavily weighted in economics and finance, providing me with the skills to pursue project finance in the future.

Columbia Sustainable Finance Professionals Network ("CSFPN").
Columbia Graduate Consulting Club (" CGCC")
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  • Consulting assignments
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    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
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