Green Careers Conference 2020


On January 31, 2020, the REC will be hosting the 6th Annual Green Careers Conference at Claremont McKenna to energize students around the breadth of environmental career possibilities and to foster discussions on key environmental issues and solutions.  A keynote presentation at the Athenaeum and panel presentations by green industry leaders will highlight the opportunities and challenges facing green jobs today in environmental law, consulting, nonprofits and corporate enterprise.

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.


January 31, 2020

9:15 AM – 5 PM

Claremont McKenna College

9:15-9:45 a.m.

Coffee with Panelists

Join us in the Freeberg Forum for a coffee chat with the panelists

Freeberg Forum, LC 62, Kravis Building
10-10:45 a.m.

Environmental Justice & Nonprofits Panel

Angela Sevin – Director, The Green Life

Caroline Farrell – Executive Director, Center on Race, Poverty, & the Environment

Estelle Reyes – Environmental Review Manager, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

Ricci Sergienko – Spokesperson/Press Outreach, Sunrise Movement Los Angeles

Freeberg Forum, LC 62, Kravis Building
11–11:45 a.m.


Business & Green Tech Panel

Caitrin O’Brien, CMC ’10Senior Manager, Corporate Sustainability at Hilton

Claire Goodrich, CMC ’15 – Digital Advocacy Manager, Patagonia

Yancan “Lydia” Li, CMC ’13 Investment Professional, Generate Capital

Catherine Leland, CMC ’04 Senior Manager, Corporate Sustainability, Edison International


Freeberg Forum, LC 62, Kravis Building
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.



Hudson Moore, CMC ’06

“Brewing a Better World: How My Beer Career Turned Green!”

Global Director, Metal Procurement & Sustainability at Anheuser-Busch InBev


1:15–2 p.m.


Science and Research Panel

Lauren D’Souza, CMC ’18‒ Sustainability Analyst, Renewable Resources Group

Oscar RomoFounding Director, Alter Terra

Erin Ristig, CMC ’15Program Assistant, California Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Gator Halpern, Pomona ’12  Co-Founder and President, Coral Vita


Freeberg Forum, LC 62, Kravis Building
2:15–3 p.m.

Policy and Law Panel

Andrea Contreras, Pitzer ’02-  Environmental Review Manager, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Jennifer Ganata –  Senior Staff Attorney, Communities for a Better Environment

Daniel Ritter – Partner, K & L Gates

Freeberg Forum, LC 62, Kravis Building
3:30 p.m.


Networking Reception

All welcome!

LC 62, Kravis Building

For more information, contact Rebecca Chung ( or Nicholas Pibl (