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Rotating April Event


In collaboration with the recently revived Center for the Urban Environment, we will be developing an Urban Environmentalism Alumni Panel. ESF alumni will be sharing their stories with current students about those “key moments” and experiences that resulted in their career trajectory.

This event is scheduled for Friday, April 13, 2018 TBD time and location.

Keep a lookout for more information regarding this event!


Many ESF students have a strong interest in pursuing government, nonprofit, or service-based sectors during their time as a student and as a career after they graduate. Career Services is organizing a Government, Nonprofit and Service Meet and Greet networking event to highlight all the advantages to working outside of the private sector.

On April 17th, 2017, from 4:30-6:30, there will be a networking event in the Gateway Center from 4:30-6:30pm where you can make community connections with 20+ local and national groups. Many of the representatives that evening will be ESF Alumni.

Among the participating organizations for 2017: NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, Onondaga County Health Department, PeaceCorps, A Tiny Home for Good, National Park Service, Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps, Meals on Wheels, Clear Path for Vets, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, and more!

The setup will consist of round tables where a representative will publicize their organization so that late-comers can still walk around the room and easily orientate themselves. Tables will provide for easy discussion amongst the representative and a(n) attendee(s). The organizations might want to speak broadly about what their position is or how to become involved, or have currently open positions available for students to look further at.


With the growth of entrepreneurship at ESF, the Career Services Office has developed the Entrepreneurship Alumni Symposium. The Symposium is an event that hosts several alumni panelists who have continued on to become entrepreneurs, followed by more informal networking via roundtable discussions.

The Entrepreneurship Alumni Symposium provides the opportunity for current students to meet/network/interact with ESF Alumni who have become successful entrepreneurs.

For 2016, our panelists include:

Adirondack Alternate Energy

Bruce Brownell, ’64 B.S. Construction Management and Wood Products: Adirondack Alternate Energy (AAE) designs, engineers and markets a unique concept incorporating proper solar orientation, a superior 6-sided insulation envelope and a large air integrated thermal mass system. Bruce has experience designing and engineering passive solar homes with over 350 done across 30 years.


Hilary Niver-Johnson, ‘11 B.S. Environmental Science: Sustainable Viticulture Systems (SVS) demonstrates the viability of recycling, sustainability, and renewable energy of Finger Lakes wine grapes; as well as, having fun with food! Hilary also has a background in Waste Management, Food Processing, Gourmet Food Production, Research, Value Added Agriculture, Project Development, Marketing, and Grant Writing.


Kathleen Moore, ’75 B.S. Forest Biology: Kathleen is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist working in renewable energy (wind and solar) since 2000, focused on providing superior analytics for the renewable energy and environmental fields. She has wide and deep experience in providing fast, efficient, and transparent custom analyses of large complex data sets. Her overall goal is to employ open source, cross-platform solutions in order to strengthen clients' understanding of their own data. Her specialties include: meteorological instrumentation, especially remote sensing (sodar, lidar, radar, satellite), analysis of large data sets, especially time series and spatial data, and integration of multiple data streams into coherent pictures.

Full Circle Food

Michael Amadori, ’12 M.S. Ecological Engineering: Full Circle Feed creates healthy, delicious, and environmentally-sustainable dog treats by using meats, vegetables, fruits, and breads from restaurants that make more than they can serve. Food that's good enough for you is transformed into treats that are great for your dog.