Cara Thuringer (MS '21): Connecting communities with resources
Cara Thuringer (MS ’21) serves as the Resource Hub Manager for the Chisholm Legacy Project, an organization that connects Black communities on the frontlines of climate change to needed resources through the Just Transition Framework.
At the annual SEAS Career Trek, held in Denver, Colorado in Fall 2022, Thuringer shared a few of her thoughts and experiences on camera.
“A lot of the communities that I work with often need help with either regulatory enforcement or even just getting access to things that you and I might think of as pretty basic, like access to clean drinking water,” said Thuringer. “I'm able to connect those communities with people who can provide those resources…and make a tangible difference in their lives.”
Thuringer, who lives in Denver, pursued the dual specializations of Geospatial Data Science and Environmental Justice at SEAS, and has been with the Chisholm Legacy Project since late 2021.
The SEAS Career Trek is an annual event—held in cities across the country—designed to give students an opportunity to learn more about career pathways through moderated panels, roundtables, and one-on-one meetings with alumni.