Red Ladders | CMU-A Alumni Success Stories

Sharing Knowledge and Stories of Success

CMU-Australia launched a new virtual event platform, “Red Ladders”, to encourage alumni in different parts of the world to return to the campus virtually and share their success, knowledge and inspiration with students and each other. ‘Red Ladders’ events highlight how the master’s degrees at CMU-A have changed the careers of graduates and propelled them into new and interesting ventures. While all CMU-A alumni have their own ‘red ladder’, all share the passion to solve difficult problems and seek to make the most of the skills gained at CMU-A. Their career ladders have been truly transformational.

Red Ladders: A virtual platform for sharing CMU-A alumni success

Importantly, the experience gained from the career success of alumni provide insights and lessons for current students. Alumni and students will also be able to develop linkages for future career opportunities. The diversity of the career journeys of alumni can also be strengthened through the cross-fertilisation of innovative ideas and there will also be opportunities for partnerships to developed.

CMU-A is proud of the success that our alumni have achieved since developing a strong foundation of knowledge, skills and networks during their time at the university. Through this platform, CMU-A will encourage and support Alumni as they continue to climb to new heights.

Past Events

Diversity in the Energy Sector: Aditi Varma

Aditi Varma works as an Assistant Director in the Western Australian Government’s energy policy agency. After studying Public Policy and Management on a scholarship at Carnegie Mellon University – Australia in 2009, she moved to Perth to start her career in the energy sector first as a consumer advocate and then quickly progressing to senior levels within the industry.

  • Learn how Aditi progressed her career and positioned herself as a thought-leader in the Australian energy sector.
  • Get insight into how you can shape the career you want and how to overcome the challenges.
  • Discover how the Australian energy sector is transforming due to challenges and opportunities in the current global climate.

Aditi Varma

Assistant Director, Energy Policy Agency, Western Australia Government

Aditi Varma works as an Assistant Director in the Western Australian Government's energy policy agency. After studying Public Policy and Management on a scholarship at Carnegie Mellon university – Australia in 2009, she moved to Perth to start her career in the energy sector first as a consumer advocate and then quickly progressing to senior levels within the industry. Prior to that, she worked in New Delhi, India as a social researcher on public health and early childhood education matters.

Aditi was the President of Sife, now Enactus at Carnegie Mellon and led the University's team to semi-finals at the 2010 Sife conference in Melbourne. In Perth, she co-founded Women in Energy, a networking group that connects, inspires and supports women in the energy industry, and served as the inaugural treasurer from 2014-2016 and then chair from 2017-2019.

Nova Smart Solutions: From humble beginnings to entrepreneurial leaders

Four former public policy students from Carnegie Mellon University Australia (CMU-A) shared how they started their entrepreneurial journey. And how they shaped their vision to create meaningful social impact with Nova Smart Solutions.

Red Ladders launch featuring Marco Salinas

Marco Salinas

Co-Founder and CEO of Hubble, Information Technology Management Graduate (MSIT 2013)

Marco Salinas is Co-founder and CEO of Hubble, a Construction-Tech company that is setting out to transform the “building journey” into a more sustainable experience.

Hubble is a spin-off company from SUHO - an Energy Efficiency enterprise that drives Australia into a more sustainable built environment. At SUHO Marco was responsible for developing digital tools for energy efficiency compliance and environmentally sustainable design.

Now with the use of Artificial Intelligence, Marco leads an international team to make sustainable design more accessible than ever before.

He holds a Master’s degree in IT from Carnegie Mellon University and a certification of Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies from Stanford University. Originally from Mexico City, he is passionate about sustainability and a strong believer that with the use of technology we can manage climate change and reduce our ecological footprint.

In his spare time, Marco enjoys attending to hackathons and scooting around the hills of Mclaren Vale with his daughter.


Learn more about Hubble at https://www.hubble.sh/
Launch story https://indaily.com.au/news/bu...

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