All too recurrently, the work of constructing world trouble and native climate resiliency occurs when trouble—such as a typhoon, earthquake, or tsunami—has already ravaged whole cities and torn communities apart. But Elizabeth Petheo, MBA ’14, says that currently her work has been centered on preparedness.
It’s laborious to rep attention for preparedness efforts, explains Petheo, a significant at Miyamoto Global, an engineering and trouble possibility good deal consulting firm. “You would possibly have the flexibility to consistently rep plenty of attention when there’s a trouble occasion, but at that level it’s too slow,” she adds.
Petheo leads the firm’s projects and partnerships within the Asia-Pacific space and advises globally on international construction and humanitarian assistance. She also works on preparedness within the Asia-Pacific space with the US Agency for Global Pattern.
“We’re doing programming on the engagement of the non-public sector in trouble possibility administration in Indonesia, which is an extraordinarily trouble-inclined country,” she says. “Smaller and medium-sized companies are crucial contributors to job advent and economic construction. After they plod down, the affect on lives, livelihoods, and the neighborhood’s ability to answer and rep better successfully is outrageous. We work to present a pick to their very procure working out of their possibility and that of their surrounding neighborhood, lead them via an budge-planning project to procure resilience, and hyperlink that with increased protection initiatives at the nationwide stage.”
Petheo got here to MIT with international management abilities, having managed high-profile world construction and possibility mitigation initiatives at the World Monetary institution in Washington, DC, as well to with US authorities agencies and international organizations leading predominant world humanitarian responses and groups in Sri Lanka and Haiti. But she says her time at Sloan helped her become ready for this subsequent section in her profession. “Sloan turned into the abilities that place your full pieces collectively,” she says.
Petheo has maintained exact connections with MIT. In 2018, she bought the Margaret L.A. MacVicar ’65, ScD ’67, Award in recognition of her role beginning and leading the MIT Sloan Membership in Washington, DC, and her work as an inaugural member of the Graduate Alumni Council (GAC). She is also a member of the Company of the MIT Priscilla King Grey Public Provider Heart.
“I take into account deeply within the energy and affect of the Institute’s work and folks,” she says. “The moment I graduated, my idea project turned into, ‘How can I give serve, and the arrangement in which can I proceed to present a pick to the abilities of these who will reach after me?’”