SCCS-NY 2023 Plenaries

Building an impactful career as an "ologist"

Nyeema Harris, hands in pockets, stands smiling in an arid, desert-like environment

Nyeema C. Harris, PhD

Thursday, October 5th at 9:30 AM EDT

In an era of rapid environmental change, science plays a critical role in securing a sustainable future. What questions are asked is important, but equally important in the science enterprise is how science is conducted and by whom. As an applied ecologist in academia, I reflect on transformative milestones during my training trajectory and how those experiences influenced building my own research program. With impact as the guiding principle, I demonstrate how I intersect my identity and value system into my professional portfolio. Ultimately, career success in science requires the scientists to operate with authenticity, passion, and commitment. 

Careers Panel: Exploring diverse paths in conservation

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Panelists: Ingrid Haeckel, Ashakur Rahaman, and Hara Woltz

Friday, October 6th at 3:45 PM EDT

Conservation professionals representing diverse career paths will discuss their career pathways and share challenges and advice. Moderated by CBC Biodiversity Informatics Director Dr. Mary Blair, the panelists will discuss their views on conservation, what influenced their paths, lessons learned, and recommendations for those starting out in the field of conservation.