Career Conversation: Environmental Advocacy with Amanda Maxwell ’02, NRDC

Join us for a Career Conversation with Amanda Maxwell ’02, Latin American Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

WHEN:  4:30 PM on Thursday, December 1, 2011

WHERE:  Adirondack House Library (EIA)

(this talk will precede the screening & discussion for Patagonia Rising w/Amanda Maxwell)

 NRDC works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth. This includes issues ranging from Global Warming, Energy, Air, Transportation, Smart Growth, US Law & Policy and International issues.

Amanda W. Maxwell joined the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in July 2009, in the Washington, D.C. office. As the Director of Latin America Projects, Ms. Maxwell manages all of NRDC’s campaigns in Mexico, Central America and South America, where the organization works on environmental conservation, energy development, sustainable tourism, fresh water supply, deforestation and other issues.  Ms. Maxwell also leads projects promoting the development of sustainable energy and energy efficiency in the region as a whole.

Originally from New Jersey, Ms. Maxwell graduated Magna Cum Laude from Middlebury College in 2002 with a Bachelors Degree in History and Spanish. She spent six months studying at the University of Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has also spent time in the Dominican Republic acting as an interpreter for a medical team working in the country’s rural areas.

In 2008 Ms. Maxwell received her Masters Degree in International Politics and Economics with Honors from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. She focused her studies on the implementation of renewable energies in developing countries. While studying in Prague she also worked as an Account Manager for an international communications agency, heading up a variety of domestic and international projects.

To follow the important environmental work that Amanda works on at NRDC visit her blog at

Co-sponsored by the Center for Education in Action and the Environmental Council of Middlebury College.

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