On Thursday, March 8th, 2018 the Tufts Institute of the Environment co-sponsored the 7th annual Tufts Environmental Alumni (TEA) Career Night with the Tufts Office of Alumni Relations and the Career Center. Tufts alumni who have experience working in environmental fields convene yearly to meet and network with students who are interested in pursuing careers within the environmental sector. Despite inclement weather, 20 students joined TEA members for a productive and informative session about experience and practice in the environmental field.
This year, TEA convened a panel composed entirely of female Tufts alumni who operate and work in sectors including urban planning, engineering, business, and others. The panelists included Julia Roberts (AG'13), leader of the Build Ecology Practice in Boston, Andrea Traviglia (E'98), an environmental engineer in the EPA's Drinking Water Quality and Protection Unit, Nathalie Schils (A'12), an environmental project manager for commercial energy projects associated with companies including Net Impacts Boston, and Dorothy Suput (AG'92), the founder and director of The Carrot Project, a development firm that provides farm and food businesses access to capital. This lively group was moderated by longtime TEA Steering Committee member, Mark Taitz (A'71). Students benefited immensely from the opportunity to hear from these women individually about their experiences entering the environmental field and their current work within the sector.