Suha Gillani

Suha Gillani

Class Year: 2016
Current City/State: Toronto, Ontario CA
Major: Economics, Political Science & Global Development
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Why I Wanted to Serve on the Alumni Council:

My time at Grinnell bought me lasting friendships, a loving host family and diverse professional and personal experiences across the world, something I hope every student coming to Grinnell is able to experience. Through my time on the council, I want create more pathways that allow international students the access and exposure, both personally and professionally, to succeed after graduation. 

A Quote I Like:

"There are dreamers and there are realists in this world. You think the dreamers would find the dreamers and the realists would find the realists, but more often than not, the opposite is true. See, the dreamers need the realists to keep the dreamers from soaring too close to the sun. And the realists? Well without the dreamers, they might not ever get off the ground.”

—Modern Family

A Little Bit About Me:

I currently work at ERM, the world’s largest pure play sustainability firm, as a Director for ESG & Impact Value Creation to private market clients globally. Prior to this, I helped establish two sustainability advisory teams for North American companies and supported governments in Europe, Asia and Africa to create regulations that catalyzed inclusive digital finance. I am fortunate to have held roles that allow me to experience and appreciate various cultures, cuisines and cities.
Outside of my work, I like to run outdoors - to explore a city more deeply - and paint landscapes.