Wait, you can get paid to save the planet?

Conversations and Connections with Environmental Professionals

Wednesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26, 2017

4:00 – 6:00 PM
Memorial Union
Check TITU announcement board for exact location

Snacks will be provided.


Join the Nelson Institute and local environmental professionals for an evening of quick conversations and connections! Each student will be expected to have a short elevator speech prepared and will share it with several environmental professionals in seven-minute sessions. This is a great opportunity to meet professionals from a wide range of organizations.

Elevator Speech Template
Informational Interviewing and Networking

Featured Oranizations

Wednesday, October 25

WI Department of Natural Resources
League of Conservation Voters
UW-Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
UW Housing- Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Public Health Tracking

Thursday, October 26

Gathering Waters: Wisconsin Alliance for Land Trusts
The Nature Conservancy
Environmental Public Health Tracking
Aldo Leopold Nature Center
FairShare CSA Coalition
Korfmacher Resources, LLC (Ecological Consulting)


Robert Beattie

Credentials: BS, UW-Madison - Communication Arts (Radio, TV, Film, 1981); MS, SUNY-ESF - Environmental Science (1987); PhD, MIT - Environmental Planning (1998).

Position title: Faculty Associate, CESP Co-Director

Email: rbeattie@wisc.edu

122B Science Hall
550 N. Park St.

Kevin Berger

Position title: Graphic Designer

Email: keberger@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-9289

40 Science Hall

Bekah McBride


Email: bekah.mcbride@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-2064

40 Science Hall
550 N Park St
Madison, WI 53706

Tara Mohan

Credentials: BS, UW-Madison, Electrical Engineering, MS, UW-Madison, Electrical Engineering

Position title: Curricular Administration Specialist, CESP Scholarship Administrator

Email: temohan@wisc.edu

70B Science Hall
550 N. Park St.

Kelly Conforti Rupp

Position title: UniverCity Alliance Program Manager

Email: kelly.rupp@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-0330

UniverCity Alliance
1225 Linden Drive, 206 Bradley Memorial
Madison, WI 53706

Molly Schwebach

Credentials: B.A. Global Studies, International Development. M.S. Land Resources

Position title: CESP Outreach Coordinator