The SEBS Office of International Programs, in partnership with The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers), is hosting a career panel on Friday, November 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Foran Hall, Room 138A, on the George H. Cook Campus. The focus of the panel supports the Rutgers Biennial Theme – Global Health. Panelists will discuss job opportunities and education within service oriented fields connected to global and environmental health. Members of the panel will consist of Courtney Wright, education specialist; Amber Rieke, master’s of public health candidate at the George Washington University; Andrew Lovedale, president and founder of Access to Success; Ilissa Ocko, postdoctoral fellow at the Environmental Defense Fund; and Andrew Carmona, master’s of public administration candidate at Columbia University. We encourage all students interested in future work engaging in community and international service to attend. For more information contact Megan Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 848-932-6385.
Courtney Wright has worked on domestic and international education and training programs domestically and internationally focusing on teacher training and program design and implementation for at-risk youth. She currently works for the Teacher Training Team at IREX, providing professional development opportunities for teachers from over 40 countries including the United States. Courtney has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
Ilissa Ocko works as a postdoctoral science fellow at the Environmental Defense Fund in New York City. Ilissa helps the organization with anything related to the science of climate change, and also explores the benefits of different mitigation strategies. Ilissa earned her Ph.D. from Princeton University and her Bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.
Andrew Lovedale is the president and founder of A2S — Access to Success, a growing non-profit based out of North-Carolina. A2S empowers youth and their communities to achieve positive change through Christian-based athletic and educational programs in Nigeria. Born in Nigeria, Andrew attended Davidson College where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science in 2009. After playing professional basketball in France and Switzerland, and being drafted by the Austin Toros of the NBA D league in 2013, Andrew recently retired due to a knee injury and now works full time with A2S.
Amber Rieke is a master’s in Public Health candidate at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she also works in the Department of Health Policy focusing on community health improvement strategies and health reform. Amber is a former AmeriCorps volunteer.
Originally from southern California, Andrew Carmona has worked for the past six years on global health and humanitarian aid projects. Most recently, he worked for an international health consulting firm in Washington, D.C. and on the American Red Cross’ Haiti earthquake disaster team. In 2009, he spent one year working in Gujarat, India, focusing on post-disaster development projects. Andrew holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of San Diego, CA, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration in Development Practice at Columbia University.