If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.John F. Kennedy
Hava hails from Syracuse, New York and earned her BA in Linguistics from Binghamton University. Upon graduation in 1991, she moved to Florida and later attended the University of Miami School of Law, receiving her law degree in 1996. Hava has been a practicing attorney since that time specializing in corporate and transactional law, real estate development and environmental law. She spent many years working in the retail grocery industry and puzzling through issues related to food waste. In 2013 Hava graduated with an MBA in Sustainable Business practices from Green Mountain College and joined the Green Mountain College faculty as a Scholar in Residence in 2014 prior to coming to Prescott College in July 2019 to direct its MBA in Sustainability Leadership program.
Her various roles have combined the corporate legal industry knowledge she has built over the years with business acumen that allows her to confidently develop programming, advise students, and teach courses focused on sustainable business principles. Hava loves to connect people and develop networks for those that want to learn more about making the world a better place. Hava has two wonderful grown-ups, Zachary who is 20 and Samantha who is 18 and a terrific husband, Scott, who partners with her in all manner of cool adventures. She is a life-long learner and loves to travel, especially if there’s good coffee involved. Hava is a nutrition buff, fitness enthusiast, plant lover and music devotee.
Hava digs deep into the nexus between our society, culture, business and ethics. Her work includes the development of analysis "toolkits" and processes that students can take with them after their studies are complete to serve as a resource for challenges they will face in their daily lives. With a focus on current events, social media and interactive exercises, she helps students can engage to their fullest with the course materials and instructors. She expects inquiry, diligence and effort in her courses, and highly encourages (respectful) dialogue on both sides of any issue. She uses team projects to foster learning and inclusivity, and while they may be challenging, are an essential component to consensus and community building. She focuses on the power of mentorship as essential in the business world, as well as in graduate education, because of the importance of instilling transparent and ethical practices in the next generation of leaders to resolve the most pressing planetary concerns. Sustainability educators and global citizens must lead by example.
Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT, Sustainable Master of Business Administration, October 2013
University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL, Juris Doctor, May 1996
Binghamton Unviersity, Binghamton, NY, Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, May, 1991
Racism in the Insanity Defense, 50 U. Miami L. Rev. 209 (1996).
Awards, Grants & Honors
Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell (2017)
ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Auditor Certification (2015)
National Registry of Food Safety Professionals International Certfiied Food Safety Manager (2013)
USGBC Accredited LEED AP O+M (2011)
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (1997)
The Florida Bar (1996)