Central campus in spring, with Cayuga Lake, the Arts Quad, Libe Slope, Goldwin Smith Hall.

Doug Mitarotonda ’02, MEng ’03, MA ’07, PhD ’09

Doug Mitarontonda

Doug Mitarotonda

Cornell degrees: BA A&S 2002; MEng 2003; MA Economics 2007; PhD Economics 2009

“Ensuring that Cornell’s motto of  ‘… any person … any study’ remains a foundational part of the university’s mission, while simultaneously building a faculty-led campus culture that will cultivate its students to become engaged alumni and world citizens.”

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Professional experience

  • Outlier, AI, Vice President of Analytics 2016–present
  • Qcue, Vice President Pricing & Analytics 2011–2016
  • The Brattle Group, Associate 2009–2011
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Chief Economist Office of Climate Change 2007–2009

Alumni service

  • Cornell University Board of Trustees student-elected member 2005–2007
  • Cornell Class of 2002 president 2007–present
  • Cornell Alumni Advisory Board 2017–present
  • Cornell Association of Class Officers vice president/director at large 2013–2019
  • Cornell Alumni Association of Northern California Board member/event planner 2011–2019
  • Cornell University Council regional director/member 2011–2015 and 2017–present

Community and public service

  • South East Europe Development Solutions, co-founder and chairman of the Board of Directors 2006–2018, chairman emeritus 2018–present
  • Ivy League Connection speaker 2010–2017

Student involvements and activities

  • Cornell Tradition
  • The Cornell Daily Sun (opinion columnist on environmental issues and Cornell policy)
  • Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field
  • Cornell Solar Decathlon
  • Club Ultimate Frisbee captain
  • Graduate and Professional Student Assembly
  • University Assembly

Additional information

Growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, raised by a single mother who had already put two older brothers through college, Doug thought attending Cornell was out of reach. Generous financial support enabled Doug to thrive at Cornell, completing three undergraduate majors. He remained at Cornell to complete graduate degrees, meeting his wife, Rachel PhD ’10. Doug and family live in the San Francisco Bay Area where they enjoy hiking, camping, running, tennis, skiing, and generally taking advantage of the beautiful California weather. He loves to bake and knit (learned from his mother who owned a yarn store). His professional career focuses on data science, analytics, and economics, most recently in a role at an early stage startup. His academic and professional experience have led to a lifelong interest in the environment, climate change, and data analytics.