Student Spotlight: Tyler Chaffo

Over the last six months, we as a cohort, have gotten to know each other well. We have compiled what seems like hundreds of hours together during classroom discussions, group projects, and field trips. One of our cohort members is Tyler Chaffo, who has provided a quick bio and answered a few questions to help you get to know a bit about him.

I am originally from Murrysville, Pa about 17 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh. I went to Penn State University and studied Supply Chain & Information Systems with a minor in Economics. I was drawn to the MBA Sustainable Business Practices program for a myriad of reasons, but foremost was my personal interest and desire to merge sustainability into my career. I chose Duquesne after looking into many schools because I felt it would give me the best jumpstart into my new career. My plan initially, and still to this point, was to go into renewable energy (specifically solar) after graduation. I’m still very fluid with my initial career plans, but I w do ow that renewable energy is a field that I want to be in long-term. No matter what I do career-wise, one thing that this program has confirmed, is that I want to incorporate an integrated bottom line as the central focus for the rest of my career.

1. What is your favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh? Go to a Penguins game.

2. Where is the most interesting place that you have been? Hands down, the most interesting place I’ve been is South Africa. The natural beauty there is unparalleled. As an animal lover; being up close to Great White Sharks and going on a Safari was a once-in-a-lifetime experience (although I certainly plan to go back).

3. What is the best way to start a day? Exercise.

4. Where would you spend all of your time if you could? I’d like to be outside. Depending on my location and the season, I’d like to be up in the mountains skiing or at the beach on the water.

5. Who inspires you to be better? My Wife.