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Interested in energy, the environment and climate change but not sure how to make a career out of it? There are a wide array of exciting career pathways to choose from across these topics for young people with various skill sets and passions. To provide UChicago students of all levels and schools with insight into the range of opportunities and what it’s like to work in these positions, EPIC hosts a virtual career series with UChicago alumni. Alumni share insights into their day-to-day lives, how they got to where they are, and what they wish they knew when they were UChicago students.

Upcoming Series

October 19, 6pm  (virtual) – Gwen Gallagher (PhD, Geophysical Sciences, 2021) Coastal Climate Specialist, NY Sea Grant 

November 14, 7:30pm (in person) – Career Panel (details to come)

January (in person) – Tyler Barron (Harris Public Policy, MPP, 2019), Policy Advocate, Environmental Law & Policy Center 

February (virtual) – Clark Halpern (B.S. Environmental Science, B.A Biological Science, 2016), Climate Smart Agriculture Analyst STC, The World Bank 

March (in person) – Xuan Qiu (Harris Public Policy, MSESP, 2020), Business and Project Development Analyst,  ENGIE North America 

April (virtual) – Rebecca Higgins (BA Sociology, 2005), Senior Policy Advisor, US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee 

May (in person) – Chelsea Pauga (Harris Public Policy, MPP, 2022), Energy Market Analyst, American Electric Power 

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