Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM CST
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The Center for Sciences and Health Professions 
University of Saint Thomas
4102 Yoakum
Houston, TX 77006

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Cassidy Johnson 
Coastal Prairie Partnership 


Join us at the 2019 Conservation, Ecology, and Environmental Science Career Forum

February 23rd, 2019; 9AM to 1PM

Location:  University of Saint Thomas Center for Sciences and Health Professions

Love nature and the outdoors? Want to make a difference in the world?  Let's put your passion to work! Join us for the 2019 CEES forum to discover how to transistion from college to a career in the environment.  Local experts will share their career pathway experiences, offering tips and advice to help students navigate the transition to the working world. The forum will also host local envirommental groups and agencies that have current volunteer, internship, and job opportunities.  Job seekers bring your resumes!  This event is free, and open to all college and high school students! ____________________________________________________________________________________

Want a career in the environment? Come join the discussion! 

Panel 1; The Game Changer: The key moment that helped jumpstart my career.
  • Jaime Gonzalez; Houston Urban Conservation Programs Manager, The Nature Conservancy
  • Chris Garza; Environmental Consultant, Crouch Environmental
  • Eric Munscher; Regional Scientist, SWCA; Director of the North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group, Turtle Survival Alliance


Panel 2; Making connections: How personal connections helped shape my career path.

  • Danielle Inman; Exotic Animal Nurse, Gulf Coast Veternary Specialists; Conservation Professional, National Geographic’s Animal ER
  • Matthew Strausser; Wildlife Biologist, Johnson Space Center
  • Daniel Millikin; Conservation Program Manager, Memorial Park Conservancy
  • Joanne Baptista; Coordinator, Educator Adult Programs, Houston Zoo Inc.


Panel 3; If I knew then what I knew now: What you wish you had known or had done while in school.

  • Valeria Casas; Program Coordinator, Student Conservation Association
  • Erin Novak; Graduate Student, TAMU
  • Belle Harris; Legal Assistant, Shanks & Hauser, L.P.


Panel 4; I got the job! Advice from recent graduates.


  • Anna Vallery; Conservation Specialist, Houston Audubon
  • Kelly Shields; Environmental Consultant, SWCA
  • Cassidy Kempf; Natural Resources Specialist, Houston Arboretum and Nature Center


Registered exhibitors:


Citizens' Environmental Coalition

Memorial Park Conservancy

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Mercer Arboretum

Houston Community College Geology Program

Would you like to have your organization join us? There is still time! Please register with the link below:

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