A thorough article about environmental policy careers from Will Hackman on the Terra.do blog.
I started my career as a commercial fisherman in Alaska in the summers during college. After college, I fished Bering Sea crab—one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. I never could have dreamed that I would leverage that experience in American politics and environmental advocacy. But such is the winding road many of us have taken into what we can broadly describe as a career in “environmental policy.”
One thing that might compel folks from so many different backgrounds is the importance of the work. Libby Marking, senior manager of government affairs at the National Audubon Society, said, “There’s almost nothing more important than understanding and taking care of the environment that takes care of us… we need a wide range of people advocating at all levels to ensure every environmental policy issue is addressed in real time.” And more often than not, environmental issues are also climate issues, meaning that the range of jobs types and opportunities in policy are innumerable. Read the full article on terra.do.