The idea here is simple, but the results have the potential to be revolutionary. We've invited current sustainability leaders from business, politics, policy, media, the faith community, government and NGOs to provide one-on-one mentoring to our C2C Fellows. Mentors and C2C Fellows commit to building a relationship for a period of 2 years. We also offer current Fellows the opportunity to nominate their own mentors. Ready to accelerate your career? Want to help shape the future leaders of your community? Sign up below.
The sustainability professionals below are part of C2C's Circle of Mentors. For current C2C Fellows, building a relationship with one of our Circle of Mentors is as easy as:
Browsing our mentor profiles. Mentors who've already been chosen are marked "unavailable". Choosing a mentor in your area (prioritized) or outside of your region. Clicking "I want to be mentored by..." at the end of each profile. Include your resume and a letter introducing yourself to your mentor in the email pop-up.
The C2C Fellows team will reviews all applications and will notify C2C Fellows of their mentoring relationship within 2 weeks. That's it!
Don't see the right mentor for you? We add new mentors each week -- so check back frequently! You may also nominate a specific person you want as a mentor. Send us your nomination, and we'll work to make the connections happen. Finally, for general career conversation and advice, C2C Fellows have lifetime access to Director Eban Goodstein. Contact Eban today. Why mentor?
Brad has worked for USFWS for the past 33 years. He has a great deal of experience with wildlife and habitat management, including public uses such as hunting/fishing/environmental education. He has worked with many other agencies and NGOs on critical issues such as wetland mitigation, work force planning, and other often contentious issues.
Chris Michael is the director of all things media, marketing and PR at Bright Agrotech, a growing vertical farming technology company in Wyoming. Upon graduating from the University of Wyoming, Chris took the reigns of Bright Agrotech's marketing to design, build and guide the company to greater exposure, growth and of course, sales. Chris has the discernment to view problems differently and to passionately, diligently and creatively engage challenges producing remarkable results. He is a lifelong student and a small business fanatic who spearheads challenges rather than running from them. At UW, Chris was also named one of the Top 20 Arts & Science Outstanding graduates and the Top Political Science Undergraduate. Chris is a C2C Fellow (Boulder 2013).
Jake Glickel serves as the Chief of Staff for the City of Boston’s Office of Environmental and Energy Services. Jake handles special projects for Brian Swett, Chief of Environment and Energy, with a focus on developing new policies and implementing innovative programs. Jake has worked on a number of initiatives at the City of Boston including delivering energy reduction to Boston residents and businesses through Renew Boston, Enforcing Green Building requirements for large private developments Green, development of the Climate Action Plan and the Greenhouse gas emissions inventory. Jake was educated at University of Rochester and Boston University.
Joshua's career has varied between for and non-profit organizations, with an emphasis on how good staffing practices drive organizational results. He's worked on hundreds of job placements, and probably reviewed thousands of candidate backgrounds, as well as worked with managers to better analyze their staffing needs as a reflection of their strategic and tactical goals. He believes that the non-profit sector benefits from strong management skills as much or more than the “corporate” sector, and that solid, results-oriented practices build stronger organizations.
Kif is a solution orientated sustainability professional with a strong history of engaging diverse audiences in real-world climate protection efforts through innovative market-focused research and analysis, creative program design, effective project implementation, and compelling public advocacy and education. His current role with the Local Goverment Commission is to work with local governments to create healthy, walkable, and resource-efficient communities by supporting climate change Initiatives through problem solving, technical assistance, and networking. In the near term, he will be working on the first statewide California Adaptation Forum, supporting the Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation, and facilitating the launch of a climate change focused Governor's Initiative AmeriCorps Program.
Megan Ramey is a volunteer jack of trades splitting her time between LivableStreets, women and family biking initiatives and looking for a career opportunity in the intersection of well being, business and biking. In her former role as Sustainability Programs Coordinator for A Better City, she managed the Challenge for Sustainability, a voluntary environmental program for businesses with a strong emphasis on benchmarking, best practice sharing and ultimately greenhouse gas reduction by Boston's major commercial real estate and employers. She holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a Bachelor of Science in Consumer Sciences from the University of Georgia in Athens. Prior to moving to Boston, her career spanned the food, retail and hospitality industries. In 2006, Megan claimed her entrepreneurial spirit and opened MoCo Market, a modern general store that promoted walking and biking, community and sustainable business practices.
Michael is the Program Director for th Climate Action Liaison Coalition (CALC). CALC aims to build capacity within the private sector for climate policy advocacy. While attending Northeastern University, he was a representative to the United Nations focusing on international climate science and policy. Michael also served as an Expert Reviewer of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. As an activist, Michael has played strategic roles in several of the largest national, as well as international, campaigns dedicated to fighting climate change.
Miles is passionate about changing the way we grow food as a society; about bringing commercial operations to urban centers; and about increasing efficiencies to grow the most amount of healthy, affordable food sustainably. Miles is a C2C Fellow (Bard 2012).
Passionately engaged in building towards a more peaceful, just, sustainable, and healthy world, Richard believes in the power of the individual to transform ideas into reality.
What first began as small efforts to reduce substance abuse and advance the education of at-risk youth grew into a passion, so that by the time Richard had hurried through his undergraduate studies, it was not unexpected that he joined the U.S. Peace Corps in Jordan. Over two years, the sweeping changes of the Arab Spring ushered in enormous funding for regional development initiatives. Richard won a proposal for a $48,000 grant through USAID to employ and lead a team of multinational consultants and engineers to retrofit the infrastructure of the region's largest orphanage into a building with LEED® Silver Certification.
Now a management consultant focused on the people and processes behind strategic organizational change, Richard is immersed in the roll out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Rob Friedman is the Youth Engagement Coordinator for the Natural Resources Defense Council. In this role he works on engaging young people in NRDC's priority campaigns. Before joining NRDC, he worked for Riverkeeper on a range of issues from fracking to nuclear to water quality issues. He has extensive experience in youth-specific campaigns organizing around environmental and social justice issues. Rob studied Environmental Policy with a focus on Social Movement Theory at Bates College. Rob is a C2C Fellow (Bard, 2011).
Sr Director of Environmental Sustainability and Product Stewardship, Pfizer Inc New York, NY MORE >>
Tom Polton leads Pfizer's environmental sustainability and product stewardship program to reduce negative environmental impacts throughout the lifecycle of Pfizer's products - from suppliers, to manufacturing, to end of disposal. He previously led the Global Occupational Health and Safety group, focused on controlling chemical exposures, preventing process safety incidents and employee injuries, and conducting medical surveillance. Tom is an annual lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health class in industrial hygiene, and has also lectured at Columbia and NYU.
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