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University of Massachusetts Boston – Environmental Careers

April 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Environmental Careers: Discussion with Professionals in the Field

Hosted by:

  • Environmental Business Council of New England
  • UMass Boston Office of Career Services and Internships,
  • UMass Boston School for the Environment, and
  • UMass Boston College of Science and Mathematics

April 21, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Free Virtual Event hosted on Zoom

Have you thought about a career in the environment? Join this virtual event to learn all about the diversity of opportunities in the environmental field. Panelists will tell-all – paths less traveled, bumps along the road, amazing career successes – and attendees will leave with a better understanding of the variety of career opportunities in the environmental sector.

Get your questions answered, network with the panelists, and start charting your path forward to a career in the environment!


12:00 p.m.      Welcome & Introductions

12:15 p.m.      How We Got Here – a panel of current environmental and energy professionals

  • Kent Benjamin ’88 – Acting Director, OLEM Office of Communications, Partnerships and Analysis, U.S. EPA
  • Erika Welch ’18, G’20 – Planning Assistant, Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation
  • Judith Underwood ’87 – CEO, Blue Institute Labs, PBC
  • Vandana Rao, G’03 – Director of Water Policy, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Arthur Mabbett ’69 – CEO, Mabbett & Associates, Inc.

1:00 p.m.        Breakout Rooms

 1:30 p.m.        Adjourn