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Careers for Change: Climate Action

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

This was another exciting event from our Careers for Change series that empowers college students and rising professionals to harness their skills and energy to have a positive impact on the world around them.

The attendees met with a group of experts, from a diversity of sectors and disciplines, leading on climate action, and left equipped to catalyze change in the communities and systems they’re a part of, be it a university, company, or neighborhood. They had the chance to meet the professionals one-on-one and have authentic conversations about their journeys, motivations, and key learnings.


Thank you to our Co-hosts:





Event Speakers

KEYNOTE: Hazel Thayer

Hazel Thayer is a climate activist, video creator, and amateur standup comedian who breaks down economic and policy solutions to the climate crisis into short, funny, and accessible videos. She’s become a formidable social media commentator with her short, punchy, and comedic videos on TikTok and Instagram. Most recently she’s hosted the online web series “The Climate Breakdown” with The Weather Network and “UnF*cking the Planet” with PIQUE ACTION, in which she breaks down climate topics, cutting through gimmicks and greenwashing, to offer solutions that leave her viewers feeling empowered to act on climate change.

Alicia Cooperman

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

Bryce Watson

Senior Specialist, Innovation at Chemonics International and Co-Lead of UNLEASH Plus

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Darren Modzelewski

Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Chairman Brian Schatz (D-HI)

Erin Garnaas-Holmes

Urban Sustainability Administration, DC Department of Energy & Environment

Humna Sharif

Climate Adaptation Manager, The Nature Conservancy Maryland/DC Chapter

Leia Lowery

Executive Director, The Climate Initiative

The Undivide Project

Monica Sanders

Founder, The Undivide Project

Naomi Hill

Senior Digital Media Associate, Green 2.0

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Prerna Bhat

Climate and Environment Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

US Water Alliance

Scott Berry

Director of Policy and Government Affairs, US Water Alliance


February 8
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST


Reservoir Center
301 Water St SE
Washington, 20003 United States
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