The deputy legislative director of the Southern Environmental Law Center will discuss “The Class You Didn’t Take: How to Get and Stay Employed” on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at noon in Burke Auditorium as part of the F&ES seminar series.
Navis Bermudez, who holds a master’s degree in environmental science from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, works with legislatures and natural resource agencies to create water plans and regulatory frameworks that embrace long-term conservation and keep rivers and streams flowing at natural levels. The primary source of water pollution in the South is stormwater runoff from pavement, construction sites and industrial areas.
Prior to joining the Southern Environmental Law Center, she was a staff member of the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment and an associate director for federal policy in the New York governor’s office, and worked for the Sierra Club and Natural Resources Defense Council.
The Southern Environmental Law Center focuses on issues related to global warming, clean energy and air, land and community, coast and wetlands, clean water and southern forests affecting Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.