The Future of Green Careers

This is a student-run page intended to help students interested in green jobs find potential career paths. You can find podcasts and job descriptions from a variety of people who already have green jobs on this page. Want more videos? Check out my green job picks from Candid Careers!

See some publicity about this site on the W&M BlogsUniversity Communications, and Hark Upon the Green!

Natalie Hurd - AmeriCorps

Natalie Hurd is a 2016 graduate of William & Mary, describing her experience working for Hands-On, a local non-profit in Nashville through the AmeriCorps program

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Allie Rosenbuth - Rogue Climate

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Allie Rosenbuth is a 2016 graduate of William & Mary, describing her experience working as a community organizer for Rogue Climate located in Southern Oregon.

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Rachel Cook - TetraTech

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Rachel Cook is a 2015 graduate of William & Mary and works at a consultant at TetraTech, an organization that manages and does research on water quality. 

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Ohad Paris - Biology Graduate Student, Bird Rehabilitator
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Ohad is a biology graduate student at Willliam & Mary studying Orinthology. Prior to this, he has also previously served as a bird rehabilitator in Florida, travelled around the world, and came from a background growing up in Israel.

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Gillian Giudice - Food Sustainability and Justice

Gillian Guidice is a 2017 graduate of William & Mary and has previously worked extensitvely with food sustaianbility and justice, including an internship abroad in Amsterdam.
John Eckert - Environmental Protection Agency

John is a 2017 graduate of William & Mary that completed an internship at the Environmental Protection Agency working on private-public partnerships to promote sustainability and change the relationship between business and the environment.

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Talia Schmitt - Founder of ESLI

Talia is a member of the class of 2018 and the Founder of ESLI, an after-school environmental education program that has since expanded into multiple cities. She has also worked extensively as a dining sustainability intern, been part of multiple environmental movements, and has participated documentary work.

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Ben Olinger - Peace Corps, Agriculture and Food Sustainability

Ben is a 2016 graduate of William & Mary that has previously worked greatly with agriculture and food sustainability, culminating in work in Jamaica for the Peace Corps after graduation.

Dave Davis - Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Dave Davis is the Director of the Office of Wetlands and Stream Protection at the VA Department of Environmental Quality.

Alexis Harvey - GRID Solar Panels
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Alexis Harvey is a GRID volunteer fellow at an organization that installs solar-panels for low income families.

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Alvi Seda - Student Conservation Association

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Alvi Seda is a recruiter from the Student Conservation Association, an program that hosts students for internship opportunities domestically and abroad.

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Sandy Taft - Director of Energy
Director of Energy and Environmental Policy for National Grid
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Doug Borden - Green Energy Salesman

Independent associate at a green network marketing company specializing in responsible energy
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Paula Jasinski - Science Communications

President and Director of Science Communications for Chesapeake Environmental Communications
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Doug DeBerry - Biology Professor and Environmental Consultant

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Derek Eisel - Green Technology

Director of Sales for Scope 5
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Extended Interview with a packaging company called WestRock

Chris Campolongo, Director, Supply Chain Compliance & Sustainability
Doug Sharo, Manager, Sustainability
Chris Davidson, Director, Corporate Sustainability
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Dawn Oleksy - Environmental Coordinator for James City County

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Calandra Waters Lake - Director of Sustainability at W&M 

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