Careers Panel – Q&A with alumni in Sustainable Development Part of the Alumni Weekend programme

Careers Panel – Q&A with alumni in Sustainable Development

Join Karen Hall, Assistant Director (Opportunities) in the University’s Careers Centre, and students for an engaging discussion with Salvatore, Lucy and Benjamin, three St Andrews graduates who are working in different parts of the world in the field of Sustainable Development.

Salvatore Coppola-Finegan (MA 2008) has a broad working experience internationally in Northern and Southern Europe, the Americas and South East Asia. He is currently working as a consultant for public and private sector Sustainable Development projects in South East Asia and Central America government UNFCCC delegations in preparation for COP26.

Lucy Godshall (MA 2013) is a sustainability consultant committed to helping corporates to better measure, mitigate, monitor and report their environmental and social impact, driving long-term sustainable value creation. Lucy is currently a Senior Manager at EY within the Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice and is based in the USA.

Benjamin Ong (MSc 2017) is Head of Exploration at the UNDP Accelerator Lab Malaysia. Between 2014 and 2019, he anchored volunteer engagement and environmental education at University Malaya’s Rimba Ilmu Botanic Garden through two platforms he co-founded: the Rimba Project and the Urban Biodiversity Initiative (Ubi). He won the Chevening Green Volunteer of the Year Award 2017 and the 2019 Marsh Award for Education in Botanic Gardens. He is the author of The Backyard Before You, an exploration of neighbourhood landscapes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Take this opportunity to find out more about Sustainable Development through the experiences and career paths of Salvatore, Lucy and Benjamin. Follow their very different journeys since they graduated from St Andrews and gain valuable insider information about the sector and their roles.

You can send questions for the panel in advance to alumni@st-andrews.ac.uk or you can ask questions on the day via the Q&A function.

Organised as part of the Virtual Alumni Weekend 2021. Visit the updated Alumni Weekend programme web page to register for this event, if you haven’t already.

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