The Frasier Global Mentorship Program

The Frasier Global Mentorship Program offers ASU School of Sustainability students and professional sustainability practitioners the opportunity to engage in an insightful mentorship experience. School of Sustainability students will be paired with sustainability professionals from international or globally focused organizations.

Students will learn how professionals accomplish their sustainability goals in political, economic, and social contexts, while developing their own professional skills in preparation for entering the global workplace.

The program will culminate in an immersive on-site experience, providing the student mentees the opportunity to visit their mentor on site or attend a professional development related conference.

Mentorship Program Participation Overview

If you are a prospective student participant, please review the Student Mentee section for more information on eligibility requirements and application information. If you are a prospective mentor, please review the Frasier Global Mentors section for more information to get started.

Student Mentee

Benefits of Being a Mentee

  • Form a personal connection with a practicing sustainability professional, learn how they accomplish their sustainability goals in a rapidly changing global environment.
  • Gain career insight from a sustainability practitioner, learn from their experience, and ask questions about the industry.
  • Participate on a professional site visit, experience a sustainability career first-hand, opportunity to interact with other sustainability leaders and organizations.

Mentorship Program Timing and Commitment

  • Student mentees should have the capacity to engage in person or by videoconference with mentors 3-4 times over the course of the academic year (Aug – May).
  • Selected participants must be responsive and ready to represent ASU and SOS in a highly professional manner
  • Site visit (expenses paid by program) details and dates to be determined once matched with mentor
  • Student is responsible for planning and booking travel arrangements, under the guidance of FGMP program manager and School of Sustainability Business Office
  • Upon completion of program, students are expected to participate in a public presentation of their experience


  • Undergraduate School of Sustainability major at the junior / senior level. OR Master of Sustainability Solutions major. Preferably, with one year left in program until graduation.
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA, 3.3 to 3.49 considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Ability to enroll and participate in an online mentorship course, with twice monthly meetings.
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development opportunities, ability to conduct oneself professionally by email, phone, videoconference, and in person.
  • Valid passport (or willingness to obtain one at personal expense if needed), ability to travel domestically or internationally for up to one week for an on-site visit.

Selection Process

Participants will be selected on the basis of:

  • Quality of application materials (including essay questions & professional representation on LinkedIn)
  • ASU GPA and graduation date
  • Interest overlap with available mentors
  • Final selection will be based on interview with FGMP program manager, with input from potential mentors

Application Process

Complete Google form for general application
Qualified applicants will be contacted for interview

Frasier Global Mentors

Benefits of Being a Mentor

  • Provide your professional insight and experience to the next generation of sustainability leaders.
  • Gain a fresh perspective and new ideas from passionate students.
  • Collaborate with the School of Sustainability and the world’s largest sustainability faculty on speaking engagements, workshop courses, student projects, or other opportunities.
  • Offer insight and guidance to the Dean on knowledge and skills students need within their coursework to contribute effectively to the global workplace.
  • Mentors will be recognized for their time and contributions by ASU’s School of Sustainability.

Mentorship Program Timing and Commitment

  • Mentors should have the capacity to engage in person or by videoconference with mentees 3-4 times over the course of the academic year (Aug – May).
  • Mentors should be able to advise students on industry related conferences they may be able to participate in, or help support an in person site visit at their organization.
  • The School of Sustainability will facilitate the connections between the mentor and mentee. Student mentees are responsible for corresponding with and coordinating meetings with their mentors.

Site Visit

The program supports travel related expenses for students to either:

  • Visit their mentor on-site for a job shadow type experience and engage in a short term project such as a design sprint, or
  • Attend an industry related professional conference (preferably attending with mentor).

Program Outcomes

Student mentees will share their learning experience with the ASU and public community through virtual or in person presentations.

Application Process

Complete Google form for general application
Mentor applicants will be contacted to match with mentees


Contact Caroline Savalle
Assistant Director, Internships & Experiential Education
School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
[email protected]

Frasier Global Mentorship Program Alumni

Thank you

We want to extend a thank you to our previous Mentors:

2020 – 2021:

LeRoy Hollenbeck – Freeport McMoRan

Ayla Kiser – Johnson & Johnson

Michael Hwang – Intel

Amanda Ellis – Executive Director, Hawaii and Asia-Pacific, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Vance Merolla – Colgate Palmolive

Warren Gorowitz – Hunter Industries

Natacha Brice – CARE

Allison DeGeorge – ViaSat, Inc

Danielle Leoni – Breadfruit & Rum Bar, Big Marble Organics

And the following sustainability student Mentees:

2020 – 2021:

Chloé Billingsley, BA – Sustainability

Sakshi Hegde, BA – Sustainability

Jackson Schiefelbein, BA – Sustainability

Andrew Kennedy, BA – Sustainability

Jacob Wagner, BS – Sustainability

Yaritza Hernandez Gil, BA – Sustainability

Samantha Hollinshead, BA – Sustainability

Mia Czarnecki, BA – Sustainability

Miguel Barajas, BA – Sustainability

Melissa Merrick, MSL – Sustainability Leadership

Alexandra Hill, MSL – Sustainability Leadership

Katie Lane, MSL – Sustainability Leadership

Brandon Suchan, MSL – Sustainability Leadership

Siobhan Lyons, MSL – Sustainability Leadership

Normalinda Enas Sidney, MSL – Sustainability Leadership

Kathryn Rominger, MSL – Sustainability Leadership

Hind Ayache, MSL – Sustainability Leadership

2019: Cecilia Knaggs , Erica Kriner , Emma Zuber, Anna Bartholomew , Sarah Williams , Brian Boyle , Allyson DiSera , James Labelle , Sage Hanson , Mackenzie Agosta , Maryam Abdul Rashid , Emily Piesens , Jessica Bristow