College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming CNR Events

February 5, 2010

1. SEEDS Meeting, Ecology & Diversity, Movie & Pizza, Feb. 10
2. Environmental Policy Career Panel: GREENING YOUR CAREER

1. SEEDS Meeting, Ecology & Diversity, Movie & Pizza, Feb. 10
Interested in Ecology & Diversity, Movies & Food? Come join SEEDS (Strategies for Ecology, Education, Diversity, and Sustainability)
Our first event is Wednesday, Feb.10 at 6pm in the 260 Mulford Hall.

We will be watching Fern Gully and meeting new members. Pizza and drinks will be provided!
E-mail ucbseeds@gmail.com to get involved and hear more about what we're doing. All students are welcome.

SEEDS is part of ESA (Ecological Society of America)
This event is co-sponsored by the College of Natural Resources, Office of Instruction & student Affairs.


2. Environmental Policy Career Panel: GREENING YOUR CAREER
You are invited to the first-ever CNR Alumni Association hosted Career Panel on Environmental Policy for young alumni and current students, entitled GREENING YOUR CAREER

* Wednesday evening, March 3, 2010
* Career Panel begins at 6:00 p.m.
* Reception from 8:00-9:00 p.m.
* Cal Alumni House -- Toll Room
* Please see more about panelists and the moderator below!
* Please RSVP to donnachan@berkeley.edu

MODERATOR:
Carol McClelland, Founder and CEO of Green Career Central will be our moderator that evening. She has researched the green industry extensively, following years of experience as a career change specialist, and will share her expertise on entering this job market.

Our alumni panelists are three of your fellow CNR alumni who also participated in the alumni survey last fall and are very interested in sharing their expertise with other CNR alumni and students.

PANELISTS:
* Dan Schoenholz, Policy and Special Projects Manager for the City of Fremont
* Tom Bernard, Senior Manager and State and Local Tax Practice with Ernst & Young LLP
* Andrina Carlsen, Agricultural Biologist/Weights and Measures Inspector for Solano County Agriculture

Their combined degrees:
* B.S. Plant and Soil Biology from the College of Natural Resources
* M.P.P. from Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy
* B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy from the College of Natural Resources
* B.A. in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley
* M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
* B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology from the College of Natural Resources

Please RSVP to donnachan@berkeley.edu

Carol McClelland, Founder and Executive Director, Green Career Central
Since 1991, Carol McClelland, Ph.D., a pioneering career-change consultant and author of Your Dream Career for Dummies, has helped thousands of clients, students, and readers discover fulfilling careers that align with their personal values. In November 2007, she launched Green Career Central, a Virtual Career Center for motivated professionals who want to transfer their skills and experience into the green economy and prosper. Whether you want to turn your passion for the environment into a green job or a green business, Green Career Central can help. Carol’s latest book, Green Careers for Dummies, just published in January 2010 and will be available and you can get a personally autographed copy. If you’d like to begin your green career journey, visit Carol’s site to request your copy of their free report: Six Strategies to Find Your Green Career. http://www.greencareercentral.com

Dan Schoenholz ’85, ’98, Policy and Special Projects Manager - City of Fremont
Dan Schoenholz is a Policy and Special Projects Manager with the City of Fremont. His current responsibilities include management of the first update in 20 years of the Fremont General Plan (the City's master land use plan); the preparation of the City's first Climate Action Plan; and numerous energy conservation projects in City facilities. Previously, Dan was an environmental scientist with the Port of Oakland, where he managed soil and groundwater remediation projects; and with the US Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco in the pesticide regulatory unit. Dan's interests include writing (his fiction, poetry, and non-fiction articles have appeared in many publications), running, travel, and spending time with his 10-year-old daughter. Schoenholz earned his B.S. in Plant and Soil Biology from CNR in 1985, and received an M.P.P. from Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy in 1998.

Tom J. Bernard ’98, Senior Manager in the State and Local Tax Practice- Ernst & Young LLP
Thomas J. Bernard is a Senior Manager in the State and Local Tax Practice at Ernst and Young where he is responsible for growing the company's Climate Change and Sustainability services group in the Pacific Northwest. Tom is currently focused on educating companies on the financial implications and opportunities associated with their internal climate change efforts such as: alternative energy generation, energy efficiency, and greenhouse gas emission quantification and reduction efforts.

Andrina Carlsen ’07, Agricultural Biologist/Weights and Measures Inspector – Solano County Agriculture
The office of the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures is a regulatory agency performing under the jurisdiction and authority of the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Working cooperatively with various federal, state and local agencies, Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures programs are regulatory-based and geared toward local enforcement and compliance with agricultural, environmental and marketplace laws and regulations. The goal is to provide protection of consumers, the agricultural industry, and the environment while encouraging the continuity of agricultural trade and commerce. Carlsen received her B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology from CNR in 2007.

We hope to see you on March 3!