The State of Climate Change Policy: An Alumni Panel – Wednesday March 14th from 7 – 8:30 PM in Burgiss Theater (CLP)
The panel features three Furman Alumni who have pursued a career in climate change policy. Short bios of each alumna are below:
Rory McIlmoil, class of 2002, is the Energy Savings Program Manager at Appalachian Voices, an organization that works to end mountaintop removal mining, clean up coal ash, and promote renewable energy. Rory works to foster energy efficiency and promote renewable energy in Appalachia.
Karthikeya Singh, class of 2007, is the Deputy Director of the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC. Karthik has a MS from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. His research focuses on climate change, energy policy and geopolitical energy use issues.
Emily Wirzba, class of 2013, is the Legislative Representative for Sustainable Energy and Environment for the Friends Committee on National Legislation. She leads their lobbying efforts towards a bipartisan recognition of climate and works towards positive legislative action related to climate change.