Exploring Sustainability Careers: a webinar series
We were pleased to welcome MNR alums, students, faculty and staff to our three-part webinar series that explored sustainability roles in the government, business, and non-profit sectors. Our career coaches and expert alums shared their professional journeys and then answered questions in a follow-up discussion session.
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In her role as the owner and CEO of a consulting firm, Dr. Kathy Miller Perkins has assisted leaders of global corporations and educational institutions. Kathy directs a research program exploring the culture and leadership characteristics of successful purpose-driven organizations. She authored the book, Leadership and Purpose: How to Create a Sustainable Culture, and writes regularly for Forbes.com. Kathy obtained her B.A. and M.A. from Indiana University and her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Kentucky. Her company, Miller Consultants, PBC, is a certified B Corporation, a designation for businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
Trish Kenlon is the founder of Sustainable Career Pathways, a popular website and sustainability jobs search coaching service. Her practice focuses on helping graduate students and mid-career professionals with transitioning into roles in the sustainability space. She is a frequent contributor of career expertise to the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps community, and has been featured on several podcasts, including Sustainability Defined and Degrees with Yesh Pavlik Slenk. Prior to SCP, Trish worked in sustainability roles for the fashion retailer Ann Taylor, the Environmental Defense Fund, and TXU Energy. She has also worked in project management and consulting roles for IBM, CGI, and Bank of America. She is an alum of Carnegie Mellon University, the NYU Stern School of Business, and the EDF Climate Corps.
Nick Blankenship MNR (O) ‘21
Environmental Resources Manager,
Lake of the Woods Association
Andrew Ernest MNR (O) ‘21
Manager, Property Sustainability
Yanet Rodriguez MNR (O) ‘19
Foreign Affairs Officer,
U.S. State Department,
East Asia and Pacific Affairs Bureau
Tori Yauch XMNR ‘20
Program Financial Analyst, Environmental Defense Fund
David Cleveland MNR (O) ‘22
Sensitive Activities Program Manager,
U.S. Army Special Operations Command
Makayla Haertel XMNR ‘21
Booz Allen Hamilton
Karlee Siepierski XMNR ‘16
Sustainability Manager, Merrimak Capital Company
Amy Eckberg XMNR ‘20
Sustainability Programs Manager,
Orange County, NC
Ziggy Karpa XMNR ‘20
Director of Environmental Programs and Regulatory Affairs,
Adam Schellhammer MNR (O) ‘16