2021 EcoCareers Conference

April 7-8, 2021

Thank you for participating in the National Wildlife Federation's 2021 EcoCareers Conference with more speakers, more sessions, and more opportunities! 



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Distinguished Keynote:
Julie Thorstenson, Native American Fish and Wildlife Society
Distinguished Keynote:
August Ball, Cream City Conservation
Dr. Julie Thorstenson is the Executive Director of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS). Dr. Thorstenson, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, was selected as the chief administrator of NAFWS in July 2019. NAFWS’s mission is to assist Native American and Alaska Native Tribes to conserve, protect, and enhance their fish and wildlife resources and connects and trains tribal, federal, and state fish and wildlife management entities. Thorstenson notes, “Native American Tribes are doing some awesome things in the management of natural resources,” and her focus at NAFWS includes “highlighting their successes while helping to build strong relationships.” Dr. Thorstenson is also a professional consultant and specializes in wildlife and environmental surveying, healthcare planning, qualitative and quantitative research, and organizational management. Her career path has included six years in healthcare administration, seven years as a wildlife habitat biologist with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, as well as teaching as an adjunct professor at Oglala Lakota College. She earned her PhD in biological science from South Dakota State University in 2012.
  August M. Ball is the founder of Cream City Conservation. Her two-prong social enterprise helps organizations attract diverse candidate pools and institute strategies that attract and retain top talent, making their workforce stronger and smarter and their programs more sustainable and relevant. Simultaneously, Cream City Conservation Corps cultivates the next generation of land stewards by introducing and training traditionally underrepresented teens and young adults in ecological careers. With over 15 years of youth program management experience and 10 years of supporting local and national organizations, including appointments to WI Governor Ever’s Climate Action Taskforce and the Milwaukee City & County Climate & Economic Equity Taskforces, August has connected thousands of youth and young adults to hands-on service to public lands, outdoor recreation and first time employment experiences in various ecological fields. August received her formal education from UW-Parkside and UW-Milwaukee, having studied Sociology, Community Education and Non-Profit Management. She has also continued her education informally via organizations such as Center for Diversity in the Environment, Paradigm and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
Author Spotlight:
Katharine Wilkinson, Co-Editor of All We Can Save
Author Spotlight:
Joan Naviyuk Kane
Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, teacher, and one of 15 “women who will save the world,” according to Time magazine. Her books on climate include the bestselling anthology All We Can Save, The Drawdown Review, the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, and Between God & Green. She co-founded and leads The All We Can Save Project with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, in support of feminist climate leadership, and she co-hosts the podcast A Matter of Degrees, telling stories for the climate curious with Dr. Leah Stokes. Previously, Dr. Wilkinson was the principal writer and editor-in-chief at Project Drawdown. She speaks widely, including a TED Talk on climate and gender equality with more than 1.9 million views. A former Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Wilkinson holds a doctorate in geography and environment from Oxford. Find her @DrKWilkinson.   Joan Naviyuk Kane is Inupiaq with family from Ugiuvak and Qawiaraq. The author of eight collections of poetry and prose, she teaches creative writing at Harvard, is a lecturer in the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora at Tufts, and was founding faculty of the graduate creative writing program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She’s currently a Visiting Fellow of Race and Ethnicity at The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, and the 2021 Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Creative Writing and Journalism at Scripps College. Her second book, Hyperboreal (winner of the 2012 Donald Hall Prize), will be published in translation by Editions Caractères this summer, and a collection of new poems, Dark Traffic, will be published in the Pitt Poetry Series in September. She raises her sons in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Acclaimed Career Coach:
Beth Offenbacker, Waterford, Inc
Acclaimed Career Coach:
Laura Thorne, The Environmental Career Coach
Dr. Beth Offenbacker’s expertise, experience, and passion for people, the planet, and performance is what distinguishes her and sets her apart as an executive, executive coach, and consultant who specializes in elevating results and impact for individual talent and organizations in the Green Industry. Dr. Offenbacker co-designed and leads the Green Career Workshops for the global nonprofit Leaders in Energy, a 4,500+ member organization of clean energy and sustainability professionals in the U.S. and more than 100 countries. She also serves as Director of Training & Development for Leaders in Energy.   Laura works with students, recent grads, and career changers from all backgrounds who are seeking environmental careers to gain confidence in their searches by crafting sound career navigation plans. She is well connected across the US in the environmental and sustainability fields through her position as past-president of the Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals and now serving as a board member of the National Association of Environmental Professionals. Laura has a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of South Florida, is a certified Project Management Professional (which means she is an expert in creating actionable plans), and has walked in your shoes!
Featured Speaker:
Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzales
Featured Speaker:
Brian Robinson
Alfredo Fernández-González is a Professor at the UNLV School of Architecture and Founding Director of the Natural Energies Advanced Technologies (NEAT) Laboratory. Alfredo is Past-President of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) and a lifetime member of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). Alfredo has published more than 50 scholarly articles related to his research interests in sustainable development and planning; energy efficiency and green design; passive and low-energy heating and cooling systems for buildings; and the design of building-integrated water harvesting, treatment and reuse systems. Alfredo received his B.Arch. in 1993 from Universidad La Salle in Mexico City, his Specialist in Solar Architecture degree in 1996 from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and his M.Arch. in 1999 from the University of Oregon.   Brian Robinson is a policy associate with Advance CTE where he directly supports Advance CTE's strategy to improve the quality and effective use of state CTE data. Brian also manages Advance CTE's work-based learning portfolio focused on supporting state efforts to increase equitable access to and success in high-quality work-based learning opportunities. Prior to joining Advance CTE, Brian was an elementary school teacher in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Brian holds a master's degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction from American University and recently earned a doctorate degree in Education Policy and Leadership from New York University. Originally from Baltimore, Brian currently lives in Laurel, MD. In his spare time, he enjoys bike riding and walks with his dog, Benji.
Featured Speaker:
Corina Newsome
Featured Speaker:
Darryl Haddock
Corina Newsome is the Community Engagement Manager for Georgia Audubon and a biology Master’s student at Georgia Southern University studying avian conservation. Having experienced the hurdles faced by people of color interested in wildlife careers, she has founded several programs to encourage high school students from underrepresented demographics to consider careers in wildlife sciences. Corina’s mission is to center the perspectives and leadership of historically marginalized communities in wildlife conservation, environmental education, and exploration of the natural world.   Darryl completed Jacksonville University with a BA in Geography and recently graduated from Georgia State University with a Master’s degree in Geoscience and Applied GIS. Darryl has over 20 years of professional experience as an environmental scientist working for the consulting firm, Dames and Moore, as a principal investigator with USGS on a subsurface mapping project and as Environmental Specialist for the State of Georgia, Environmental Protection Division. Darryl coordinates educational programs, community outreach, and citizen science research activities and participates in WAWA’s day to day operations.
Featured Speaker:
Elijah Perry
Featured Speaker:
Elizabeth Bagley
Elijah Perry is an accomplished fundraiser with more than 25 years of experience in the civic, public interest, and social organization sector. As the Interim Executive Director of GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, Elijah directs the workforce development team and the implementation of the Solar Works DC training program. He also provides strategic planning and manages communications, fundraising, and partnerships. Prior to joining GRID Mid-Atlantic, Elijah was Corporate Development Manager at PFLAG National, and has also worked for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, National Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Feeding America. After spending a decade working as an Analyst for the USDA, Elijah’s inclination towards making a positive impact led him to more service-oriented roles where he could connect underserved communities to resources. Elijah has a natural talent for making connections and cultivating long standing relationships with people from all professions and backgrounds, which he has brought to bear in mentoring and assisting Solar Works DC participants through the challenges they face. He attended University of Maryland in College Park, MD, where he studied and earned his B.S. degree in Paralegal Studies. He also received a Masters in Classical Music Composition from Berklee College of Music.   As Director of Drawdown Learn at Project Drawdown, Dr. Elizabeth Bagley connects people with the most impactful climate change solutions. Through a diverse portfolio of programming, Bagley creates relevant, researched, and relatable sustainability content and initiatives that inspire audiences to take action to help people and the planet thrive together. Before joining Project Drawdown, Bagley directed sustainability efforts at the California Academy of Sciences and designed the science content for video games at LeapFrog. Bagley has experience studying coral reefs, sea turtles, and butterflies in Kenya, and has worked as a naturalist in Glacier National Park. An experienced environmental educator, she has taught middle and high school science in Louisiana, K-12 science pedagogy to teachers, and science communication to graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Elizabeth holds joint PhDs in Environment & Resources and Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she studied how video games can encourage systems thinking about complex environmental topics. She earned joint Master of Science degrees in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development and Educational Psychology and Bachelor of Science degrees in Zoology and Biological Aspects of Conservation.
Featured Speaker:
Eriqah Vincent
Featured Speaker:
F.E. Harrison
A proud native of Newark, NJ, Eriqah R. K. Vincent is a 2010 departmental honors graduate of Spelman College with a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Women’s Studies. Currently, Eriqah serves as the Network Engagement Director for the Power Shift Network, a decentralized network of 90+ organizations that mobilizes the collective power of young people to mitigate climate change and create a just, clean energy future and resilient, thriving communities for all. With over a decade in the work of environmental justice, Eriqah’s personal and professional passion is to provide resources and in-depth leadership development to communities of color including, but not limited to, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, like her beloved alma mater. She identifies as an EcoWomanist, committed to the intersectional fight for climate justice through her spiritual and moral connection to creation, black women, and people of the African Diaspora globally. "An EcoWomanist way of being is rooted in commitments of social justice and human rights, as well as earthling rights to belong to the Earth community" - Rev. Dr. Melanie Harris.   F.E. Harrison serves as the Deputy Director for the Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice (DEHSP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In her past position, F.E. Harrison served as a Deputy Branch Chief at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She managed domestic and international programs with multilateral organizations, such as WHO, GAVI, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. From 2016 to 2019, F.E. served as a project officer for the Haiti office supporting PEPFAR and Global Health Security program activities.  F.E.’s international experience began in 2012 when she spent three months in Mozambique as part of the International Experience and Technical Assistance Program. In 2015, she was deployed to Liberia to work on the management and operations team assisting in the Ebola relief. F.E. began her federal career in 2005 as a part of the Emerging Leaders Program, a competitive two-year fellowship within Health and Human Services. She joined CDC in 2006 as a Health Communication Specialist. F.E.'s formal education includes an MBA from the University of Central Florida and a B.S. in Public Relations from Florida A&M University.
Featured Speaker:
Jacqueline Gray Miller
Featured Speaker:
Josh Bellamy
Jacqueline Gray Miller founded A JFG Production LLC, where she works behind the scenes to craft unique, relevant content to strengthen brands through copywriting, grants, public relations, and research for a range of clients, including politicians, comedians, and small business owners. Her career path has included stints as Alabama Marketing Manager for The Nature Conservancy; Public Information Officer for the Birmingham, Alabama City Council; and producing television news. She received an award from the Alabama Associated Press for her contributions to the Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast at WVTM-NBC13, and she received the first-ever award for best college news producer. Seeking to create a just and civil society for all Alabamians, she has served on the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation’s Junior Board and Childcare Resources Junior Board, and volunteered with Children's Hospital of Birmingham, Junior Achievement, the Birmingham Department of Youth Services, Salvation Army, Southside Ball Association, and the United Way.   Josh Bellamy is a conservation leader in his community based in Atlanta, Georgia. Josh grew up loving wildlife, but did not have the resources to expound on that passion until much later in life. This led to being employed at Zoo Atlanta as a Conservation Educator for nearly 3 years and working with the National Wildlife Federation’s Earth Tomorrow Program since high school. When he was a student at Morehouse College he became Vice President of Morehouse MoreGreen, a student led organization that focused on sustainability, wildlife conservation, and environmental justice. His leadership led to the collaboration with Georgia Audubon as well as becoming a chapter of Audubon on Campus. As a Chapter, MoreGreen participated in Audubon on Campus’s first Grant to support conservation efforts of students and faculty attending historically black colleges and universities, tribal colleges and Minority Serving institutions. In efforts in providing education through an online experience, Josh created Project Aves (Funded by the Walton Grant) to educate communities on bird conservation through DIY activities.
Featured Speaker:
Julian Gonzalez
Featured Speaker:
Katherine Noble-Goodman
Julian Gonzalez serves as Earthjustice’s water policy lobbyist as a part of the Healthy Communities team in Washington, D.C. Before joining Earthjustice, Julian worked for GreenLatinos, handling water and oceans policy development, advocacy, and outreach to help ensure Latinx perspectives on water issues were reflected in Washington. Prior to joining GreenLatinos, Julian worked on Clean Water Act implementation issues for the Association of Clean Water Administrators, serving as a liaison between state agency leadership and their federal counterparts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and between various states themselves. Originally from the Bronx, New York City, Julian’s environmentalist journey began with frequent trips to the Bronx Zoo and volunteering with the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance. Along the way, Julian received a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation Biology and Management from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in Washington. Julian also serves as a board member for the Hispanic Bar Association of Washington, D.C. Outside of work, Julian can usually be found playing basketball all over D.C., watching New York sports teams, cooking, or walking his dog Misty.   Katherine has reported for daily, weekly and monthly publications on philanthropy, education, religion, and the environment; taught environmental studies and green business at the University of Redlands (CA, USA); and collaborated on clean cook stove projects in Nicaragua and Rwanda. Highlights of her teaching career include service-learning trips in Rwanda, where her students supported villagers in identifying sites for new wells, and study-abroad courses to Denmark and Sweden, where her students learned from business and government leaders about environmental sustainability. At the Solutions Journalism Network (SJN), Katherine’s focus is education. She supports college professors in integrating solutions journalism stories into their teaching, and nonprofit leaders in connecting their constituents with stories about responses to social and environmental challenges. She is passionate about SJN’s work to disrupt and redefine journalism so that news is about more than what’s broken and includes – on a daily basis – stories about what’s working. She is especially passionate about solutions reporting on climate change and the environment, and she recommends everyone improve their media diets with a daily dose of better news. Some of her favorite solutions news comes from Ensia, Yes! Magazine, and Reasons to be Cheerful.
Featured Speaker:
Katie Gwathmey
Featured Speaker:
Kim Barrett
Katie Gwathmey is a Senior Partnership Manager in the Smart City team at Rubicon. Founded in 2008, Rubicon is a technology company that powers a digital marketplace, provides a suite of SaaS products for waste, recycling, and smart city solutions, and collects and analyzes data for businesses and governments worldwide. Katie works to develop and build lasting partnerships with cities in the Northeast and to help cities successfully deploy Rubicon’s municipal SaaS offering, RUBICONSmartCity™. Prior to Rubicon, Katie worked at the Overbrook Foundation developing and helping execute the organization’s funding strategy on plastic pollution prevention.   Kim Barrett works at the intersections of nature (re)connection, equity and environmental justice, healing justice, and ecology. Kim has worked for NWF as Equity and Justice Manager for the National Wildlife Federation Education and Engagement Department and as an Outreach Coordinator for the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Campaign. Kim worked to advance large-scale restoration in coastal Louisiana for people, the economy, and wildlife. Her multifaceted career has taken her across the country and around the world. She has completed natural resource research projects for agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, and National Park Service, to name a few. Additionally, she has designed and directed several nature-based environmental education programs for all ages, both formally and informally. She holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management focusing on fisheries and a B.A. in Environmental Studies focusing on community outreach. Kim is also an anti-oppression facilitator specializing in the application of DEIJ strategies into the environmental and conservation world.
Featured Speaker:
LaShauntya Moore
Featured Speaker:
Marc Heller
LaShauntya joined The Corps Network in 2016 as a Fellow to the Education and Workforce Development department and is now the Member Services Assistant. She brings 16 years of environmental service to her position. She started as an AmeriCorps member at Earth Conservation Corps, a DC-based environmental organization. She completed two terms and was asked to join the staff as a site manager. After six months, she was promoted to Youth Program Coordinator. She has been featured on 60 Minutes, NOW with Bill Moyers, and in People magazine. In her free time, LaShauntya enjoys spending time with her family, reading and traveling.   Marc Heller has been a reporter in Washington, covering Congress and federal agencies, since December 1997, with most of that time spent as the Washington correspondent for the Watertown Daily Times in Northern New York, from 1997 to 2012. Since then, he's covered tax policy for Bloomberg/BNA and, since 2015, agriculture for E&E News, lately affiliated with Politico. Marc started his journalism career covering local news, including as an agriculture reporter the Watertown Times. While working for paper, he traveled with the Army's 10th Mountain Division to Haiti in 1994, reporting on the U.S. military deployment there. He's a 1990 graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego and received a master's degree in journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 1993. 
Featured Speaker:
Maria Boccalandro
Featured Speaker:
Mariah Davis
Dr. Maria V. Boccalandro is Dean of Special Academic Programs at Dallas College and a sustainable urban planner with a master's degree in urban transportation and a Ph.D. in political science. She was formerly the Director of Sustainability and Programs in the Office of Advancement of Cedar Valley campus of Dallas College and also worked for the Dallas College Sustainability Team. She also served at Cedar Valley as the Interim Dean of Instructional Support and Distance Education, coordinating faculty and employee led teams to produce an online plan and professional development plan for Cedar Valley. Dr. Boccalandro has thirty years of experience teaching associate, bachelor and postgraduate courses in community colleges and universities in the US and Latin America. For twenty years she was an entrepreneur, co-founding and leading an international consulting firm dedicated to support her clients in strategic planning, organizational development, project management, coaching and workforce training. She came to the US in 2007 with an Investment Visa to open the US branch of her Venezuelan consulting firm, she is now a US citizen. She was selected as a finalist for the 2019 Immigrant Journey Award and won the Ford Foundation 2019 “Mujer Legendaria” Award for her leadership and contributions in sustainable development.   As Acting Director of the Choose Clean Water Coalition, Mariah Davis manages outreach, grassroots advocacy, and civic engagement efforts to support the Coalition's policy priorities. Mariah coordinates conservation organizations efforts in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. This includes working with conservation organizations at the local, state and regional level to enact sound state policies to ensure progress in the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort. Mariah is an active member in the Chesapeake community. She is deeply committed to efforts that foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. She is passionate about environmental justice issues and played an active role in the formation of Virginia’s Advisory Council on Environmental Justice established under Governor McAuliffe. She served as a founding board member of Annapolis Pride and chaired the city’s first Pride Parade and Festival. Mariah is a graduate of the Congressional Black Caucus Institute’s Political Leadership Program. In 2020, she earned her master’s degree in Public Management from the University of Maryland. In 2013, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, with a minor in Chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Featured Speaker:
Quinn Walker
Featured Speaker:
Rebecca Edler
Quinn Walker is originally from Northern California. He's both an AmeriCorps alumni and Peace Corps alumni, having served in the Republic of Moldova. Quinn holds a BS in Public Management from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. He's also in his last semester at the University of Southern California, getting his Master's degree in Public Administration. Quinn currently works as the Community Relations Specialist with AmeriCorps NCCC. His duties include recruitment, engaging elected officials, and building public and private partnerships. In his free time, Quinn enjoys hiking with his dog, listening to podcasts, and spending time with friends.   Rebecca is the Acting Director of the Sustainable Development Institute - College of Menominee Nation. The College, located on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Keshena, Wisconsin, is a tribal college that serves both native and non-native students. Rebecca is also the Sustainability Coordinator and oversees campus sustainability projects such as the annual greenhouse gas inventory and solar energy research, as well as grant-funded research projects in food sovereignty, forest health, and climate change. Rebecca oversees the student intern program at the institute, a program that provides science-based learning experiences through an indigenous lens.

Prior to working at the College of Menominee Nation, Rebecca was the director of the American Indian Center of the Fox Valley, a program of Goodwill Industries of Northeast Wisconsin. Rebecca holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling: Higher Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, and an Associate Degree in Supervisory Management. She holds the value of traditional American Indian teachings to be equal to degree certifications, and believes everyone has something to contribute.
Featured Speaker:
Sean McCusty
Featured Speaker:
Shanda Demorest
Sean McCusty is Alignment Director with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Division of Registered Apprenticeship. In his current role as a member of the Commonwealth's Apprenticeship Future Talent (CRAFT) Project team his efforts center on identifying existing resources in the Workforce System and leveraging those resources to create and expand opportunities for Registered Apprenticeship. The desired outcomes are a greater number of Registered Apprentices, expansion of Registered Apprenticeship into nontraditional industries and the increased access to Registered Apprenticeship opportunities for underserved populations across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior to joining the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Sean had worked for local workforce boards, as part of Virginia’s Rapid Response team and as Business Development Manager for the V2V American Apprenticeship Initiative grant. Sean previously held senior leadership positions with both for-profit and non-profit organizations in financial services, healthcare and digital marketing. Sean is a native of Central Virginia and received his BA in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College.   Shanda Demorest, DNP, RN-BC, PHN is a Member Engagement Manager with Practice Greenhealth, where she works with hospitals and health systems to reduce their environmental impact. Dr. Demorest earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership from the University of Minnesota, and she also holds the LEED Green Associate credential through the U.S. Green Building Council. A cardiovascular nurse with horticultural training by background, Shanda leads the Nurses Climate Challenge at Health Care Without Harm: A national campaign to educate 50,000 health professionals about the health impacts of climate change. She served on the Executive Board of Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate for four years, and currently sits on the Global Climate Change Committee for the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. Shanda serves on the development team of the Nurses Drawdown, a global project to equip nurses to take climate action in accordance with Project Drawdown solutions. Additionally, she partnered in the development of CHANT: Climate, Health and Nursing Tool, which measures nurses’ awareness and engagement with climate change globally. Shanda also serves as an Affiliate Faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.
Featured Speaker:
Sloan Reeves
Sloan Reeves is originally from Charleston, SC and graduated from the University of South Carolina (GO GAMECOCKS) majoring in Sociology and minoring in Psychology. His first job after graduating was cleaning and readying cars for Agency Rent-A-Car. This position led him to be a Dispatcher for The Citadel's Fleet Management team for 2 years, which led him to becoming the Fleet Manager at neighboring College of Charleston for 4 1/2 years, which then led to becoming the County Supervisor of Transportation for the SC Department of Education N. Charleston for 11.5 years. When Sloan separated from SCDOE-T, he was unemployed for about 7 months. Then he landed a job within a medical supply chain with Roper Hospital for 4.5 years, which led to his current role at MUSC. He has been happily married for 28 years to Laurin, and has 3 adult children, Keaton, Davis, and Rachel.    

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Day One:

Keynote by Julie Thorstenson

Panel: Climate and Sustainability in Healthcare Careers

Author Spotlight: Katharine Wilkinson

Panel: Careers in Green Tech and Infrastructure

High School Track – The Trails Less Traveled -Alternatives to Immediately Pursuing a 4-Year Degree

College Student Track – Navigating Difficult Terrain - Preparing for Tough Economies by Upskilling


Day Two:

Keynote by August Ball:

Author Spotlight: Joan Naviyuk Kane

High School Track – Sustainability at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions

College Student Track – Finding Apprenticeships, Mentorships, and Service Learning Opportunities

Panel: Careers in Journalism


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 A Special Thank You to Our EcoCareers Conference 2021 Sponsors:

Rubicon Technologies  

Colgate University

Joliet Junior College

Rowan University

Salisbury University

Tulane University

University at Albany

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

Western Colorado University

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