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nuCAUSE: 3rd Annual Careers for Social Impact – RESCHEDULED FROM 3/14 SNOW DAY

Learn what inspired our panelists to choose how they wanted to make a difference and some challenges and rewards of their positions

Date: 3/28/2017

Time: 5:30PM to 7PM
Location: Stearns Building
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No matter what your major, if you want to be a change agent to make the world a better place, then join us for a panel discussion of like-minded professionals from different industries.  Learn what inspired our panelists to choose how they wanted to make a difference, what a typical week is like, how to find positions, and what the challenges and rewards are for this dynamic and constantly changing field. Following the panel discussion there will be a chance for round-table networking with panelists to hear more about their story, ask your unique questions and gain additional insight and advice.

Whatever your chosen profession, you can make a positive impact in the world.  Join us to learn more!

Speaker Bios

William McAneny is currently a Communications Associate at Root Capital, an impact investment firm.  He is passionate about social change and global experiences, as evidenced not just by his current role, but past positions as well.  He worked as an Operations Assistant at Global Citizen Year in Quito, Ecuador, and a Reach Coordinator and a Marketing and Social Media Intern at Greenpop in Capetown, South Africa.  He also worked as a Research Assistant in a Northeastern University Social Entrepreneurship Field Study in the Dominican Republic.  He graduated Northeastern University with a B.A. in International Affairs and minors in History and Social Entrepreneurship.

Ethan Puzarne is a Senior Software Engineer at WeSpire, an employee engagement platform which enables individuals and organizations to drive measurable positive impact.  Personally, he is driven by the immense problems facing our nation and world; particularly in the areas of education and economic inequity.  Graduating in 2012 from Northeastern with a B.S. in Computer Science and Physics, he worked for Motorola Mobility and then Swipely. Outside of work he is an Instructor and Curriculum Designer for Startup Institute Boston.

Richard Johnson is the Workforce Inclusion Coordinator for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). The EEA is comprised of six environmental, natural resource and energy regulatory agencies whose mission is to protect public health, the environment and advance a clean energy future in Massachusetts. Prior to his role as EEA’s Workforce Inclusion Coordinator, Mr. Johnson worked in the Public Affairs Office and the Office of Diversity and Civil Rights at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. He has worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 25 years and is a graduate of Northeastern University. He lives on Mission Hill in Boston and is an active member of his community.

Emily Harris is currently the Director of Talent at BPE (Boston Plan for Excellence), having started her work there as a Recruiter.  Previous to that, she was a Program Coordinator for Young Voices and also had a stint as a Data Collector for ICF Macro.  In addition, she tutored at NYU, America Reads, and America Counts.  She holds a Master of Arts in Humanities and Social Thought from NYU and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Juanita College.

Vilma Rodrigues-Silva, a City Year New Hampshire alum, currently is a Senior Regional Recruitment Manager in the Northeast Region. As a recruiter in this position, Vilma manages two Boston based regional recruiters and multiple college/universities partnerships, along with community organizations in hopes to recruit prospective applicants to the City Year program. Vilma has held various positions within City Year including the Project Management, Development and Executive offices. Vilma was born in the Cape Verde Islands and raised in Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women Studies from the University of Connecticut (UCONN).

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