Working in the Environmental Field: New and Emerging Careers
About this event
Join us for a FREE Career Panel on working in new and emerging fields in the environmental sector to take an inside look into different industries and professions. Moreover, build a professional network.
In 2021, WELLKIND launched an innovative Forestry Program which promotes forest health, resilience, and biodiversity. As part of it, we are providing training in habitat management to high school interns and preparing them 21st-century careers in the environmental sector.
In this panel, scientists, activists and green industry leaders will speak about their careers, the influence they have had on the environment and the job prospects in the next decade. You will also get a chance to ask questions and participate in the discussions.
We will broadcast the panel on Zoom to an international audience.
Watch live via Zoom on Thursday, December 9 at 12pm Pacific Standard Time. Join the meeting on this Eventbrite page.
David Baldwin, 2021 Brower Youth Awardee and Undergraduate Student, Wilkes Honors College
- At 14, joined the Everglades Restoration Ambassadors, a nonprofit that removes nonnative plants. Educates elementary school students about nonnative species using educational modules he developed.
- In his junior year of high school, interned in a biogeochemistry lab at Florida Atlantic University, where he began studying the nonnative plant Caesar’s weed, including its ideal germination conditions and its spread across Florida.
- Based on his findings, theorized land-management practices like hands-on removal and prescribed burns to help keep the weed in control.
Greg Davison, Career Technology Teacher , Tamalpais Union High School District
- Connects students to internships and getting them to be “Work Ready” for their future careers.
- Spent 25 years in the corporate world with AT&T in Sales and Sales Management positions. He retired to get his Teaching Credential at Dominican University in San Rafael after spending years coaching various youth sports in Marin.
- Chair Ex Officio of the San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce.
Bobby Glass, Landscape Architect and Founder, Space Open Studio
- Has worked on various projects as a landscape designer, water systems designer, project manager, construction manager, and muralist.
- Before founding Open Space Studio, worked at Hyphae Design Lab as a project manager and design lead on projects ranging from ecologically minded resorts, water conscious private residences, and innovative institutional spaces.
- Holds a BLA from Clemson University and an MLA from UC Berkeley, where he has also taught multiple undergraduate design studios.
Jared Holmes, Zoologist and Director of Education, Bamberger Ranch Preserve
- Research scientist in the American Southwest, studying snake and lizard diversity and distribution.
- His specialty is scientific communication and reading landscapes to understand community structure.
- Helps to give his often misunderstood reptilian friends a better reputation and to help advise land owners on making best use of their property for biodiversity.
Keisha Wheeler, Co-Founder, Catalyst BioAmendments
- Helps growers and farmers transition to biological, sustainable practices.
- Educates the public, growers and farmers on Soil Food Web Techniques and microbial interactions with plants.
- Soil Foodweb Consultant and regenerative agriculturalist.
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