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Why You Should Register For This Event

  • Network with hundreds of SCA alums
  • Meet over 20 potential employers 
  • Hear from powerful and inspiring speakers
  • Participate in multiple learning opportunities
  • Connect with like-minded people
  • Have a chance to win cool prizes

Speakers

Parker McMullen Bushman

Parker is a dynamic speaker and facilitator that engages organizations in new thinking around what it means to be a diversity change-agent and create dynamic organizational change. Parker’s background in the non-profit leadership, conservation, environmental education and outdoor recreation fields spans over 24+ years. Parker has a passion for equity and inclusion in outdoor spaces. Her interest in justice, accessibility, and equity issues developed from her personal experiences facing the unequal representation of people of color in environmental organizations and green spaces. Parker tackles these complex issues by addressing them through head on activism and education. For 9 years Parker has worked with businesses to catalyze action to build culturally diverse and culturally competent organizations that are representative of the populations that they seek to reach and serve. 

Meghan Carr

Meghan Carr's degrees and career started wildlife conservation, then shifted to educational research, HR measurements, and career and strengths coach. She has worked in scientific, entertainment, community leadership, educational, technical (IT), and logistical organizations and teams. This unusual progression has common topics of resource-limited populations, HR analytics, qualitative and incremental improvements, and capitalizing on natural behaviors.

Tori Klotz

Tori is currently working in spacetech as a Talent Acquisition Partner. How did the Student Conservation get her to where she is today? A culmination of experience in federal work at the National Park Service, US Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management ultimately leading her her to a non-profit in hiring interns for the Park Service and then a foray into Talent Acquisition all would not have been possible without her first volunteer opportunity in Redding, California as a Timber Sale Prep intern with the SCA. It's what got my foot in the door after graduation, what got me out in the world and out of my hometown. I'm eager to talk more with you about how I connected the dots to where I am today and to hear your story and vision for the future!

Julia Sushelsky

Julia Sushelsky is a recruiter at the SCA. She has been with the organization for a little over four years. Julia is passionate about working with members and future members to help them find internship and corps positions that match their interests and future career goals.

Bashira Muhammad

Bashira is a farmer, scientist and business owner. To “Zoom Out” is to look at the big picture of sustainability. At Zoom Out Mycology we implement social, environmental, economic and institutional tactics to enhance sustainability progress. We have done a wide array of sustainability projects but the heart of our work involves making, serving and selling herbal mushroom teas. We believe in tea as a conversation starter tool for building a more sustainable society.

Jennifer Hartman

Jennifer began her career as a conservation dog handler in 2009 when she met Max, a spicy, quirky Australian blue heeler mix. Max introduced Jennifer to the amazing talents of working alongside detection dogs but more importantly, he showed her the life-altering relationships that those who work alongside our canine counterparts for wildlife conservation initiatives form. Alongside Max, Scooby, Filson, and her other canine colleagues, Jennifer has worked on projects spanning a diversity of environments and species, from hot African savannahs searching for big cats to steamy jungles in Southeast Asia unearthing data on pangolin, and throughout the United States and Canada.

Angie B. Moline

Angie B. Moline, Ph.D. is an ecologist, educator, and visual thinker based in Flagstaff, Arizona. Her professional passion is inspiring and empowering people to take creative risks that result in meaningful change. Angie grew up in Minnesota with a crayon in one hand and a microscope in the other. She catalyzes creative thinking and captures ideas as they arise using live hand-drawn visuals to facilitate strategic planning meetings for corporate, governmental, and non-profit groups. Angie also teaches workshops that share high-tech and low-tech visual tools to help leaders foster creativity, communication, and innovation in their teams. Dr. Moline is the founder of Moline Creative and an adjunct faculty member at Northern Arizona University. She has served as a university-level educator, program innovator, and group facilitator for the past fifteen years. She holds a doctorate in ecology from Colorado State University where she served as a National Science Foundation GK-12 fellow for several years. She also holds a M.S. in Biology and B.S. degrees in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, and Environmental Engineering. Angie is happiest when she’s sitting near a wilderness stream with her sketchbook and cup of mint tea, but she’s contented most days to hike and doodle near her hand-built adobe home in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Steven P. Wood

Steve is the Community Manager for Public Lands, the new outdoor specialty retail concept from Dick’s Sporting Goods. His career journey began in retail while pursuing a degree in education from Youngstown State University. As an educator, Steve shared in both public and private schools through traditional teaching roles and out-of-school time programs, while spending two summers serving as Crew Leader for The SCA Youth Community Crew in Pittsburgh, PA (14’ and 16’). In his current role Steve supports the growth of the Public Lands brand through the lens of community, while aligning goals with the brand purpose to celebrate and protect public lands for all. The Student Conservation was foundational to the career path that led to unconventional roles supporting conservation and access and equity in the outdoor industry. He has learned to keep opening the next door and explore each opportunity with the enthusiasm and excitement you find on the trail!

Christine Chung

Christine Chung grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She started her SCA journey in summer 2008 as a Bear Management Intern at Inyo National Forest. Over the next decade, she served on six different SCA programs - from working as a Career Discovery Internship Program Intern with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the East Coast to a native revegetation project in Denali National Park, Alaska. She currently serves as the Events Committee Co-Chair for the SCA Alumni Council. Her SCA projects and work experiences outside of SCA have brought her across the country and around the world. With her B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and global work experiences, her career demonstrates an impressive breadth of work in the fields of animal care, environmental education, public outreach, fire management, and wildlife research. She currently works as a Wildland Firefighter on a helicopter crew for the U.S. Forest Service in Frazier Park, California.

Sanaa Payge

Sanaa Payge, from Arlington, Virgina, is headed into her last year at VT as a senior majoring in Smart and Sustainable Cities (SSC) with a minor in African Studies. Sanaa is now a three time alumna of SCA, as she got her start working on a youth community crew, moving on to a young adult crew post-coronavirus. Most recently, she interned for SCA participating in the first ever integral Alumni Fellowship as the City Strategist Intern.

Danny Saunders

Daniel (UW-RF '15 BS Biology, CEU '18 MS Envio Sci & Policy) is an ESG Data Specialist with Green2Sustainable, a consulting firm that helps organizations calculate and reduce their Greenhouse Gas emissions. He was in the 2022 Inaugural SCA Fellowship Program as a Climate Action Fellow. Daniel's first SCA program was in 2011 as a Fire Restoration Intern in the Angeles National Forest and later went on to complete 5 other SCA programs in Alaska and other California ecosystems. Daniel's experience with the SCA helped him when working with the US Forest Service, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Kate Hagner

Kate Hagner oversees operations within the Programs Division of SCA, with lead responsibility for planning, budgeting, evaluation, and cross-divisional projects. Kate led SCA's partnership with its external evaluator, Search Institute, and has been instrumental in evolving the organization's understanding of itself as a youth development program. With more than a decade of experience at SCA, she currently leads efforts focused on incorporating social and emotional development into SCA’s organizational identity, programming, and overall strategic direction. An alum of City Year and bearer of a Master’s in fiction writing, Kate’s background also includes experience working as a librarian, managing afterschool and service programs for youth, and teaching creative writing.

Agenda

* Speakers are subject to change without notice.

September 22, 2022 12:30 pm

Keynote

Parker McMullen Bushman

Moderator: Kelly Runzel; SCA Senior Director, Institutional Giving

September 22, 2022 01:00 pm

Exhibitor Hall 1

September 22, 2022 01:30 pm

Break 1

September 22, 2022 01:45 pm

Session 1: Networking & Job Searching in 2022

Meghan Carr

Julia Sushelsky

Moderator: Carlos De La Torre; SCA National Programs Coordinator

Tori Klotz

We’ve gathered three recruitment professionals to share the advice that they give and misconceptions that they’ve seen in the job searching process to share with career fair attendees.

 

September 22, 2022 02:15 pm

Networking Time in the Lounge

September 22, 2022 02:45 pm

Break

September 22, 2022 03:00 pm

Session 2: Making Your Passion Your Profession

Jennifer Hartman

Angie B. Moline, Ph.D

Bashira Muhammad

Steve P. Wood

Moderator: Kennedy Reddick Jr.; SCA National Program Manager - Internships

Join us as we interview folks with outside of the box professions, grown from personal passions, about how they got started and what lessons they’ve learned along the way.

 

September 22, 2022 03:30 pm

Exhibitor Hall 2

September 22, 2022 04:00 pm

Break 3

September 22, 2022 04:15 pm

Session 3: Three Stories Three Perspectives

Christine Chung

Sanaa Payge

Danny Saunders

Moderator: - Cristina Hernandez; SCA Specialist, Corporate and Community Engagement

Where can SCA take you? Hear from three alumni of SCA programs, at different points in their professional paths, to hear what they learned from SCA and how that has helped them get to their next steps professionally.

 

September 22, 2022 05:00 pm

Closing Reflection & Connection

Kate Hagner

Join fellow attendees in an interactive closing reflection session. Complete your virtual career fair experientially by revisiting the knowledge gained, connecting with others, sharing ideas or inspiration gained and identifying next steps for yourself once the event is over.

September 22, 2022 05:30 pm

Exhibitor Hall 3

Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET/9 a.m. - 3 p.m. PT.
There is no cost to attend the vFair as a candidate. For more information on the cost to become a partner, please email Ally Ratliff at aratliff@thesca.org, or to secure an employer booth, email Lauren Harnishfeger at lharnishfeger@thesca.org.
We will have Federal Agency Employers, Nonprofit/Association Employers, Corporate Employers, and more! Check back for updates on specific employer attendees.
Yes, please be prepared to submit a copy of your resume when registering. If you need additional support or resources, email at SCAvfair@thesca.org
To get started, email Ally Ratliff at aratliff@thesca.org.
To begin the process of securing an employer booth, email Lauren Harnishfeger at lharnishfeger@thesca.org.
Contact us at SCAvfair@thesca.org.