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Careers in Conservation 2017
Sat, March 25, 2017, 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
Careers in Conservation 2017 will be the second annual conference sponsored by the Harvard College Conservation Society (HCCS). The focus of this conference is to provide career advice and connections for undergraduate students in the Boston area who are interested in pursuing careers in conservation. Our event will feature accomplished conservationists as keynote speakers, provide the opportunity for students to learn about different career paths within conservation through various workshops, and conclude with an Interdisciplinary Panel on Conservation which features experienced professionals from different conservation perspectives. Networking opportunities and lunch will be provided. Business casual attire is recommended.
Registration closes Wednesday, March 22nd.
Updated Event Schedule
9:30 - 10:00 AM - Check In
10:00 - 10:45 AM - Workshop 1
10:50 - 11:35 AM - Workshop 2
Elizabeth Ross, Kasiisi Project: Conservation Education
Aileen Kelly, MA Sierra Club: Non-Profit Management
Chris Hendrickson, The Humane League: Advocacy
Dr. Onja Razafindratsima, Harvard OEB: Conservation Biology
Dr. Patricia Wright, Harvard OEB: Conservation Biology
Same Jaffe, Caterpillar Lab: Science Communication
Molly Bales, Sloan Sustainability Initiative: Clean Tech
11:45 - 12:45 PM - Richard Wrangham
Ruth B. Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University. Founded the Kibale Chimpanzee Project. Conducted extensive research on primate ecology, nutrition, and social behavior. Best known for his work on the evolution of human warfare, described in the book Demonic Males, and on the role of cooking in human evolution, described in the book Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human.
12:45 - 2:15 PM - Lunch
2:15 - 3:15 PM - Francesca Dominici
Data scientist whose pioneering scientific contributions have advanced public health research around the globe. Her life's work has focused broadly on developing and advancing methods for the analysis of large, work heterogenous data sets to identify and understand the health impacts of environmental threats and imform policy.
3:20 - 5:00 PM - Panel
Bill Clark, Harvard Kennedy School
Chris Golden, Planetary Health Alliance Associate Director
Emily Norton, Director of M.A. Sierra Club
Shaun Goho, Harvard Law School
Molly Bales, MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative
5:00 - 6:00 PM - Networking
Note on Parking: Anyone that needs parking for the event that they must reserve a visitor day permit at parking.transporation.harvard.edu (either the Observatory Lot or Quad Lot).