Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences Career Information Day

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Hardin Hall on east campus

Students are encouraged to register for the event on Handshake

The event consists of 2 parts:

Tabling Sessions

Employers will have booths set up throughout Hardin Hall. The tabling will begin at 10:00 am and will take a brief pause at noon for the Panel session. After the panel, tabling will resume until 2:00 pm when the event concludes.

Panel: Past, Present & Future of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences Pathways

We will have a 45-minute panel with four panelists that will answer predetermined questions asked by UNL Career Services. The last few minutes of the panel session will be reserved for students to ask the panel any questions they may have.

How do I prepare?

Explore the information about the panelists and professionals below. You can further your experience by utilizing our event passport. The passport provides you good ideas and prompts to ask employers at the event. Complete 5 or more tasks to personalize your experience and be entered to win some amazing prizes!

What will I gain from attending?

From this event, you will gain insight into natural resources and environmental sciences pathways from industry professionals. You’ll be able to learn about what career opportunities are possible while making valuable connections for future internships & career opportunities.

Meet Our Panelists

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Linnea Lopez

Wetland Biologist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

What sparked your interest in this field?

“I initially didn’t know what I wanted to major in. I had some interest in biology and knew it could be a career because my mom was a botanist. What really made me interested in Biology/Natural Resources were the field classes I was able to take in school. I realized I love spending time outside. The field classes help me connect what I was learning in my classes to real world questions and issues.”

Kim Morrow

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Lincoln

What sparked your interest in this field?

“Growing up in Los Angeles, I was highly aware of air pollution and of the artificially created lush environments around me. In college and afterwards living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I became more and more interested in living in sustainable ways. In 2007 I saw the film “An Inconvenient Truth,” in which I understood the magnitude of the climate crisis for the first time. I decided to dedicate my career to working on climate change.”

Laura Stastny

Executive Director, Nebraska Wildlife Rehab

What sparked your interest in this field?

“I, like so many others, have always been an animal lover. After working in multiple animal-related fields through college and early adulthood, I realized two things – that I loved non-profit work and that I didn’t want to work full-time with domestic animals. I left the animal fields after college, went into finance, and realized that I still needed an “animal job,” even if just as a volunteer. I found wildlife rehab as a volunteer, and have never looked back.”

Adam Rupe

Natural Resources Specialist, JEO Consulting Group

What sparked your interest in this field?

“I grew up camping, fishing, and playing outdoors! I saw it as a way to merge those interest with my more academic interests of science, history, and geography… and hopefully into a career that would be fulfilling and full of adventure!”

Meet Our Employers

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Nebraska Native Plant Society