[PAST EVENT] Explore Careers in Conservation

November 16, 2022
10:45am - 11:45am
Sadler Center, York Room
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Open to the public
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Conservation Career Info session flyer

Biodiversity conservation is a complex challenge that requires expertise from many different disciplines across STEM fields, social sciences, humanities and more. Increasingly, employers in the field of conservation are looking to build diverse teams that bring an array of perspectives, methodologies and analyses to development and application of conservation solutions. Join the IIC and conservation partners for an information session on global conservation careers including careers in conservation geographic information systems (GIS).

Joining us will be:

Breece Robertson, Director of Impact Assessment and Monitoring, One Tree Planted.

Breece combines geospatial technology and storytelling to inspire, activate, educate, and engage people to protect our planet. She is a noteworthy leader in the conservation and parks field with over two decades of experience. She created and led the GIS, research and planning unit at The Trust for Public Land and built strategic initiatives like ParkScore, ParkServe and Greenprinting that use state-of-the-art technologies to make data and information accessible. In 2006, she was awarded the Esri Special Achievement in GIS award and in 2012, the “Making a Difference” award. She authored a book called “Protecting the Places We Love” published in April 2021 by Esri Press. When she’s not protecting places, she’s exploring and enjoying them. 

Sushma Shrestha, Social Scientist, Moore Center for Science, Conservation International.

Sushma leads Conservation International’s efforts to map lands and waters under Indigenous Peoples and local communities' governance and tenure to better understand their contributions to conservation and climate goals. Her research portfolio also includes integrating indigenous knowledge systems into climate research and developing the capacities of Indigenous peoples in accessing conservation finance directly. Sushma holds a Ph.D. in Biology (Ethnobotany) from Miami University, Ohio, and has worked in Nepal Himalayas, the Ecuadorian Andes, and the coastal Dominican Republic with Indigenous peoples and local communities.

Robert Rose, Executive Director W&M Institute for Integrative Conservation

Robert came to William & Mary in 2015 as the Director for the Center for Geospatial Analysis (CGA). Prior to William & Mary he spent seven years at the Wildlife Conservation Society as the Assistant Director of Conservation Support, a team that provided technical support and training to conservation programs around the globe. Robert’s interests include conservation and conservation planning, the use of GIS and remote sensing to better understand drivers of land change and broader conservation issues, the promotion of remote sensing for conservation applications and the integration of advanced and interactive geovisualization tools to better engage students in the classroom. Robert earned a PhD in Geography with a minor in ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

November 16, 2022

10:45 - 11:45 AM

W&M Sadler Center, York Room

Pizza and beverages will be served

This event is FREE  and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC