Bethany Patten

Treasurer & Clerk

Bethany Patten is a Lecturer & Senior Associate Director of the Sustainability Initiative at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Bethany leads the Sustainability Initiative’s efforts to accelerate the move toward evidence-based climate policy and builds relationships with public and private sector organizations, identifying the sustainability challenges they face.  She develops curriculum for masters-level students and teaches sessions on sustainability, corporate political responsibility, and change management. Bethany is an active contributor across MIT, where she serves on the Vice President for Research’s Climate Action Advisory Committee, has directed and advises the MIT Sustainability Summit and has led projects on campus aimed at reducing waste.

Outside of MIT, she serves as President of the Bay Village Neighborhood association and as a member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce Leadership Alumni Council. Prior to MIT, Bethany worked for more than a decade in operations in the book publishing industry. She holds a M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.A. from Boston College.