Career Week

Event Date: 
Monday, October 29, 2018, 9:00 am to Friday, November 2, 2018, 2:00 pm

A week of activities featuring SEAS alumni panels, roundtables, and workshops. *Notates SEAS Alumni

Career Week Schedule of Events

Monday, October 29

1:00pm-2:00pm, Dow Commons (4th Floor) - Careers in Coastal Adaptation Panel

*Keelin Kuipers, Policy, Planning, and Communications Division Chief at NOAA Office for Coastal Management (Washington, DC)
*Jennifer Johnson
, Assistant Professor in the Dept of Anthropology at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
*Sandra Kosek-Sills
, Environmental Specialist at Ohio Lake Erie Commission (Toledo, OH)
*Eric Roberts
, Coastal Resilience Specialist at The Nature Conservancy (Boston, MA)

Tuesday, October 30

1:00pm-2:00pm, Dana 1028 - Organizing for Environmental Justice & Sustainability Panel

Jeremy Orr, National State Program Director at Peoples Climate Movement (Detroit, MI)
*Michelle Martinez
, Coordinator at Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition (Detroit, MI)
Melvin Parsons
, Founder of We the People Growers Association (WTPGA) (Ypsilanti, MI)
*Mona Munroe-Younis
, Program Manager of Flint Initiatives at UM SPH (Ann Arbor, MI)
*Rhonda Anderson
, Regional Organizing Manager at the Sierra Club (Detroit, MI)
Shakara Tyler
, Underserved Farmer Development Specialist at MSU Center for Regional Food Systems (East Lansing, MI)


4:00pm-5:00pm, Dana 2024 - Non-Profit Panel

*Laura Rubin, Executive Director at the Huron River Watershed Council (Ann Arbor, MI)
*Fai Foen
, Business Development Manager at the Greening of Detroit (Detroit, MI)
*Kari Paine
, Communications Associate at the Fair Food Network (Ann Arbor, MI)
*Dr. Ted Lawrence
, Executive Director of African Center for Aquatic Research and Education (ACARE) (Ann Arbor, MI)
*Gabe Jones, Analyst at Arabella Advisors

Wednesday, October 31

11:00am-12:00pm, Dana 3552 - Interactive LinkedIn Workshop

Join Clarence Anthony, PhD, Coordinator of Graduate Student Career Advancement at UM, to learn more about how to best utilize LinkedIn as a networking and connection tool!

Thursday, November 1

1:00pm-2:30pm, Dana 1028 - Grant Writing Workshop

Join Nicki Sandberg, Grants Manager at Fair Food Network, to learn the ins and outs of grant writing in the non-profit sector


4:00pm-5:00pm, Dow Commons (4th Floor) - So You Want to Work in Food and Agriculture?

*Kenny Johnson, US Product Manager at DowDupont (Indianapolis, IN) 
*Mark Retzloff, Co-Founder of Horizon Organic Dairy, Aurora Organic Dairy, and Alfalfa’s Markets
Madeline Smith, Special Projects Manager, Fair Food Network
Kathy Sample, Co-Founder, President of Argus Farm Stop (Ann Arbor, MI) 
Bobby Levine, CEO Digested Organics (Ann Arbor, MI) 
Tim Redmond, Co-Founder, President of Eden Foods (Ann Arbor, MI)


6:00pm-8:00pm, Ford Commons (1st Floor) - Networking with SEAS Alumni

Arman Golrokhian, Senior Business Analyst at DTE Energy 
Sucila Fernades
, Facilities Manager at SEAS
Jennifer Young
, Project Manager at Michigan Interfaith Power & Light
Deb Heed
, Electrification Policy Specialist at Ford Motor Company
Meredith Reisfield
, Senior Project Manager- Sustainability Consulting at NSF International
Mike Levine
, Consulting Ecologist at Nature and Nurture, LLC
Merrie Carlock
, Grant Coordinator at Michigan DNR
Kurt Kowalski
, Research Wetland Ecologist at USGS Great Lakes Science Center
Montana Krukowski
, Environmental Quality Analyst at Michigan DEQ
Geneva Langeland
, Communications Editor at Michigan Sea Grant
Erik Herzog
, Environmental Scientist at US EPA
Megan Beardsley
, Environmental Scientist at US EPA
Kyle Kwaiser, U-M Ford School of Public Policy

Friday, November 2

12:00pm-1:00pm, Crit Room (Dana 3028) - MLA Roundtable

*Tina Fix, Midwest Consulting (Ann Arbor, MI)
*Lauren Hoffman, livingLAB (Detroit, MI)
*Matthew Bertrand
, Friends of the Rouge (Plymouth, MI)

Contact person(s): 
SEAS Careers (