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Shaping Environmental Policy: SPS Alumni Panel

When: Thursday, April 25, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Melanie Galvan   (312) 503-3946

Group: SPS: Special Events

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Global & Civic Engagement, Environment & Sustainability


In Partnership with MA in Public Policy and Administration Student Leadership Council

Please join Northwestern University School of Professional Studies (SPS) for a thought leadership panel featuring alumni from the MA in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) program who are shaping today's environmental policies in both the public and private sector. In this webinar, MPPA alumni will share their experiences advocating for a wide range of environmental priorities, including food security, drinking water and wastewater treatment, clean energy, and climate change. They will also discuss how the MPPA program has opened up further opportunities and advanced their careers.

This event is part of the Northwestern University SPS Thought Leadership Series, a program of online events featuring a wide range of compelling topics and thoughtfully led conversations throughout the 2023–24 academic year.

Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: Noon-1 p.m. CT
Location: Online (Zoom)
      *A link to join the webinar will be shared with event registrants one day prior to the event


Joey Starr '21: Alumni Chair, MPPA Student Leadership Council

Featured Panelists:

Katherine Festeryga '23: Founder, Edie Farming
JC Kibbey '14: Climate Advisor, State of Illinois
Nishaat Killeen '20: Senior Project Manager, Michigan Saves
Lisa Twarog '22: Wastewater Engineer, Town & Country Engineering, Inc.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please email Melanie Galván at

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