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Careers for Change: Meet the Peers and Pros Tackling the Climate Crisis

October 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Our Careers in Change event was hosted by the Reservoir Center in conjunction with DC CHEERS (the Coalition of Higher Education on the Environment, Resilience, and Sustainability). We had panelists from 10 different organizations representing different voices in sustainability. Attendees loved the diversity of perspectives!


The climate is changing. How can your skills and passion for the environment jumpstart a career contributing to a more equitable, sustainable world?

Attendees had the opportunity to meet a diverse group of experts leading their organizations to champion sustainability and develop solutions to address the climate crisis.

Climate solutions must be interdisciplinary and cut across sectors to adequately address the many challenges of the climate crisis, participants had the chance to meet sustainability leaders from a wide range of organizations, working in an array of sectors and fields. Guests had the chance to connect with these leaders and learn more about what drives them, the impacts of their work, and how they got there.


Image source: Professor Ed Hawkins (University of Reading) and the Climate Stripes team

Event Speakers


Alan Propp

Senior Policy Advisor, DC Deputy Mayor’s Office for Operations and Infrastructure

US Senate

Angela Ebiner

Policy Advisor, Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA)

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Erin O'Grady

DC Regional Director


Kristina Lee

Senior Manager, Strategy and Business Development

World Resources Institute

Jessica Ertel

Data Analyst, Restoration

Living Classrooms

John Turvey

High School Environmental Education Manager

American Society of Civil Engineers

Crystal Mena PE

Secretary and Government Relations Chair

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Tess Mackey

Communications Manager

DC Water

Saul Kinter

Program Manager for Business Development and Energy Initiatives


Tshoganetso Masunga

WEF 2022 IREX Fellow and Community Development Coordinator


October 17, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT


Reservoir Center
301 Water St SE
Washington, 20003 United States
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