Green Careers Conference 2019

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On February 1, 2019, the REC will host the 5th Annual Green Careers Conference at Claremont McKenna College to connect students to environmental career possibilities and to foster a discussion on key environmental issues and solutions.  

A keynote presentation and panel presentations by green industry leaders will highlight the opportunities and challenges facing green jobs today in environmental law, consulting, nonprofits and tech.

Our goal for the Green Careers Conference is to give students a broad perspective of the careers available in the environmental field. Our team strives to show students how environment and economic objectives can be simultaneously achieved. Ultimately, we hope to motivate students to pursue careers that contribute to positive environmental change and start a tradition of engagement and leadership in environmental professions at the Claremont Colleges.

Please sign up now to register for the conference (first 20 sign-ups receive a gift):


February 1, 2019

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Claremont McKenna College


10-10:45 a.m.

Panel: Business

Kayalin Irby (CMC ‘18)Associate, Malk Partners

Christopher Frantz (CMC ’06)VP of Asset Management, Cypress Creek Renewables


Freeburg Forum
11–11:45 a.m.

Panel: Science and Technology

Hilary Haskell (CMC ’14)Environmental Sustainability Advisor, San Diego G&E

Gordon Algermissen (CMC ‘14)Business Development Manager, Pick My Solar


Freeburg Forum
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.


Green Careers: How a Liberal Arts Education Prepared me for a Career in Renewable Energy

Carolyn Campbell (CMC ‘11)Renewable Energy Manager, Facebook

Reservations are required:


1:15–2 p.m.

Panel: Policy and Law

Carter Rubin (PZ ’09) ‒ Mobility and Climate Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Michelle Black (CMC ’04)Environmental Lawyer

Kathryn Gaffney (CMC ’98) ‒ Technical Director, ICF Consulting


Freeburg Forum
2:15–3 p.m.

Panel: Journalism and Communications

Emma Foehringer Merchant (PO ’14) Staff Writer, Greentech Media 

Sachi Singh (CMC ‘12)Marketing and Communication Associate, Campaign for Climate Leadership, ClimateWorks Foundation

Tony Barboza (PO ‘06)Reporter, Los Angeles Times


Freeburg Forum
3 p.m.

Networking Reception

All are welcome!

Freeburg Forum

Panelists’ Bios Here


For more information contact: Will Cullen at or Alina Rainsford at