Iris Malfetano joined the Business and Society Program in July 2014. As Program Associate, she works with colleagues across multiple programs including the Ideas Worth Teaching Awards, the International MBA Case Competition, and is the main point of contact for the Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium, a network of 75+ colleges and universities that works to blend the liberal arts more fully into undergraduate business education. She also helps advance outreach to the business and investor community.
Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Iris served as the External Relations Officer at Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments (ARCHIVE), a non-profit dedicated to bringing sustainable design and urban health awareness in developing countries. During her time there she developed website content and managed outreach & logistics for fundraising events in New York City. Prior to her role at ARCHIVE, she conducted research for the Environmental Sustainability Commission of her local county government and facilitated public forums to grow the “Westchester Green Business Challenge,” an annual competition among county businesses, helping them to move toward environmental sustainability.
Iris studied at the State University of New York at Geneseo, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Political Science and Economics as well as a minor in environmental issues. She serves as co-chair of the Aspen Professional Development Group (PDG) in NYC and is the Aspen Green Team Leader in NYC. She is interested in urban resource management and intends to pursue a graduate degree. Iris is from Westchester County and in her free time she enjoys hiking, exploring her Brooklyn neighborhood, and competitive ultimate frisbee.