Rachel Levitt

About Rachel Levitt

Rachel Levitt is the Program Lead for the Social Enterprise Program at the Hunt Institute. In this role, she works to address the key barriers faced by early stage social entrepreneurs, including capacity constraints and a need for strategic guidance, by connecting social entrepreneurs to critical resources. Rachel is an MBA candidate at the Southern Methodist University in the Cox School of Business studying marketing and management, with a specialization in customer engagement. She serves as President of Net Impact and also has membership with Women in Business, the Jewish Business Club, and the Marketing Club.

Article Summary: Conquering the Great Divide

In the Fall 2020 issue of the International Monetary Fund’s Finance & Development journal, Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University professor and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences recipient, wrote an opinion piece titled, “Conquering the Great Divide”. In it, Stiglitz shares that the pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the gap between the rich and the poor. [...]

2020-11-05T21:58:10+00:00 November 4th, 2020|

Dallas’ Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan (CECAP)

Five months ago, on May 27, 2020, the Dallas City Council unanimously passed the Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan (CECAP) to outline a plan for addressing environmental issues here in Dallas. According to the World Bank, in 2015, Texas emitted a total of 626,500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, the most of any state [...]

2020-11-20T14:53:36+00:00 October 27th, 2020|

Climate Week NYC 2020

Climate Week NYC, hosted by the Climate Group in collaboration with the United Nations and New York City, took place last week, Sept. 21-27, 2020. This year’s annual summit featured over 450 panels, workshops, art shows, and film screenings focused around 10 themes: clean energy transition; transport and infrastructure; industry and built environment; finance, investment, [...]

2020-11-20T14:55:08+00:00 October 7th, 2020|

Clara Rulegura Ford, Social Enterprise 2020 Cohort Entrepreneur

Clara Rulegura Ford joined the Hunt Institute’s Social Enterprise Program as a social entrepreneur in the 2020 Cohort. Clara is the Founder and CEO of Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions (K.I.S.S.) and a Class of 2020 commitment maker with the Clinton Global Initiatives University (CGIU). Clara partnered with Dr. Jessie Zarazaga, Hunt Institute Fellow, to work [...]

2021-10-04T15:36:34+00:00 September 16th, 2020|

Owen Lynch, Ph.D., Co-Founder of Restorative Farms

Dallas has one of the largest food deserts in the country and is also one of the most-at-risk cities for food supply disruption. This makes Dallas the perfect location to launch a coalition like Restorative Farms which was co-founded by Dr. Owen Lynch, a Hunt Institute Senior Fellow and SMU professor. Restorative Farms was started [...]

2021-08-17T15:58:17+00:00 July 7th, 2020|

Hunt Institute’s First Student Social Entrepreneur

The Hunt Institute Social Enterprise Program is proud to introduce our first student social entrepreneur, Mohammed Njie. Mohammed is a rising senior at Southern Methodist University studying Electrical Engineering in Lyle School of Engineering. He was born and raised in The Gambia, a country in Western Africa. In the Gambia, 52% of people do not [...]

2020-10-28T16:30:14+00:00 July 1st, 2020|