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CES Talks

Date: 4:30pm EDT March 23

Join us for CES Talks as a part of CES’s 20th Anniversary Event Series.

Join us on March 23, 2020 at 4:30pm in Litrenta Lecture Hall for CES Talks.
Four CES and Washington College Alumni will give presentations on their experiences at WC, their current careers, and how they utilized their WC degrees to get to where they are now.
There will be a light mixer in Toll Atrium following the talks to give WC students the opportunity to network with alumni.
Meet the Alumni: 
Kellie Fiala (Rogers) ’15
Environmental Education Program Manager, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

At Washington College, Kellie graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies and minors in Biology and Anthropology, with a concentration in Chesapeake Regional Studies. Kellie first began working with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) through a position with the Chesapeake Conservation Corps. Since then, she has managed a couple of programs with CBF before landing her current position with the Education Department in 2016. 
Jeff Sullivan ’14
Researcher with Natural Systems Analysts, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

At Washington College, Jeffrey graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Biology, with a concentration in Chesapeake Regional Studies. Jeffrey also was an intern in the GIS lab and worked as a summer field technician doing research at the River and Field Campus. He earned a graduate degree from Auburn University studying the movement ecology of white-tailed deer. 
Kimmy Kraeer-Barron ’07 (pictured)
Marine Mammal Trainer, The National Aquarium

At Washington College, Kimmy graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies and Biology, with a minor in Chemistry. Outside of her studies, Kimmy was a four year member of the Varsity Swim Team, active in the Drama Department, and became SCUBA certified through a course at WC, all skills which she utilizes daily at work. 
Kelly Palich ’01
Heritage Program Coordinator and Archaeologist, Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks

At Washington College, Kelly graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology and a concentration in Archaeology. Kelly was also the President of the Anthropology Club, a founding member of Lambda Alpha Honor Society, and member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity. She received a Master’s Degree in Public Anthropology from American University.