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Previous Years' Speakers

Below is a list of previous speakers that have presented at the ENS program's “What can I do with an ENS major?” speaker series.

April 17, 2019

Angela Poe, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government

Angela Poe is the Program Manager for Public Information and Engagement for the Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works in Lexingtom.

March 20, 2019

Dr. Betsy Taylor, LiKEN

LiKEN, the Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network, supports democratic learning collaborations that build local livelihoods and wealth. Dr. Betsy Taylor is the founding director of LiKEN.

October 18, 2018

John GagelLexmark International, Inc.

Lexmark provides imaging solutions, technologies, and services to businesses. John Gagel is Lexmark's Senior Manager for Global Corporate Sustainability.

September 20, 2018

Marty MarchaterreCopperhead Environmental Consulting

Copperhead Environmental Consulting is a firm that specializes in environmental regulatory compliance and ecological inventories. Marty Marchaterre is a Senior Environmental Planner with Copperhead.

April 11, 2018

Ben Gilmer, Refresh Appalachia

“Refresh Appalachia is an economic and workforce development initiative that establishes training and development programs to increase the success of farmers in Central Appalachia, strengthen local food systems, increase access to healthy food, and distribute local products to regional markets.”

March 20, 2018

Amy Sohner, Bluegrass Greensource

“Bluegrass Greensource is a nonprofit environmental education organization that works to empower the citizens of Central Kentucky to create a sustainable environment in our communities. They provide outreach to schools, businesses, local governments, and citizens throughout the region.”

Feb. 20, 2018

Nikita Perumal & Sharon Murphy, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

“KFTC is a statewide organization with a commitment to justice and grassroots action. KFTC has long been a champion for the air, water, and land of coal communities hurt by mountaintop removal coal mining, advocating for clean and affordable energy options for all Kentuckians.”

Jan. 23, 2018

Tom Fitzgerald, Kentucky Resources Council

“Kentucky Resources Council is an environmental advocacy organization offering legal and strategic assistance without charge to individuals, communities, and organizations with environmental concerns.”

Nov. 7, 2017

Rebecca Self, FoodChain

FoodChain is a Lexington nonprofit that works to forge links between our community and fresh food through education and demenstration of sustainabile food systems--most notably their aquaponics system. 

Oct. 10, 2017

Zeb Weese, Kentucky State Nature Preserves & Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund

The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund seeks to preserve and conserve natural areas in Kentucky.