Oberlin College and Conservatory

Environmental Careers Day 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11:00am to 4:00pm

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies
122 Elm Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Environmental Careers Day is a new event hosted by the Environmental Studies Program. Alumni and other professionals who are currently working in fields related to the environment will talk with Oberlin students about their career trajectory and experience working in those fields.

MORNING SCHEDULE

10:45 AM COFFEE, TEA, AND PASTRIES | AJLC Atrium

11:00 AM PANEL DISCUSSION | Hallock Auditorium: "How to Shape a Meaningful Career in Service to the Environment"

Moderator: Taiyo Scanlon-Kimura ‘15, Career Exploration & Outreach Coordinator, Oberlin College Career Development Center

Panelists: Kendrick Chittock, Project Manager, Western Reserve Land Conservancy; Kristin Hall, Director, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Cleveland; Sophie Weinmann ‘11 Regional Recruiter, Peace Corps

AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

12:30 PM LUNCH | Oberlin Campus Catering | AJLC Atrium

12:35 PM Sustainability in Technology | AJLC 104

Moderator: Augustus Arthur, Project Manager for the Environmental Dashboard

Lyrica McTiernan ‘04, Sustainability Manager, Facebook

1:10 PM Sessions

Environmental Consulting | Hallock Auditorium

Moderator: Paul Brehm, Assistant Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies

Peter Nicholson ‘91, Founder/Director, Foresight Institute

Michelle Torres ‘10, Geologist, Bowser-Morner Environmental Services Group

Urban Parks: Design, Equity, and Community | AJLC 102B

Moderator: Rumi Shammin, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

B Chatfield ‘01, Landscape Architect, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

Dyaami D’Orazio ‘16, Catalyst Organizer, Partnerships for Parks at City Parks Foundation

Sustainable Agriculture and Animal Welfare | AJLC 104

Moderator: Karl Offen, Professor of Environmental Studies

Lenore Braford ‘07, Founder, Shelter Manager, Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

Andrew DeCoriolis ‘07, Director of Strategic Programs and Engagement, Farm Forward

2:10 PM SESSIONS

Urban Planning and Sustainability | Hallock Auditorium

Moderator: Rumi Shammin, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Isabella McKnight ‘15, Program Manager, Cleveland 2030 District

Savannah Sullivan ‘11, Sustainability Programs Outreach Coordinator, City of Cincinnati

Natural Resource Management: Water | AJLC 102B

Moderator: Paul Brehm, Assistant Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies

Max Herzog ‘15, Program Manager, Cleveland Water Alliance

Annika Sullivan ‘12, Hydrologist, Environmental Science Associates

The Academic Environment: Teaching & Research | AJLC 104

John Petersen ‘88, Paul Sears Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology

Kate Weinberger ‘06, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute at Brown for Environment & Society

3:10 PM SESSIONS

Social Justice, Policy, and the Environment | Hallock Auditorium

Moderator: Rumi Shammin, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Kat Johnston ‘91, Past director, Greene Environmental Coalition, Southern Ohio Neighbors Group, and Ohioans for Health, Environment and Justice

Peter Saudek ‘15, Senior Investigations Coordinator, Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research

Land Conservation and Policy | AJLC 102B

Moderator: Chie Sakakibara, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Mark Frey ‘00, Biologist, National Park Service

Abby Halperin ‘12, Climate Change Consultant, Pacific Forest Trust

Solar Energy | AJLC 104

Moderator: John Petersen, Paul Sears Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology

Alex Deeter ‘13, Marketing Assistant, AMECO Solar

Noel Myers ‘14, Account Manager, Carolina Solar Services

This event is part of Ecolympics Bootcamp.

This event is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program, the Office of Career Development, and the Office of Alumni Relations.

Event Type

Info Sessions/Presentations, Ecolympics

Departments

Academic, Environmental Studies, Administrative, Career Development Center, Office of Alumni Relations

Contact Person

Rosalind Soltow

Contact Phone Number

440-775-8973

Contact E-mail Address

rsoltow@oberlin.edu

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