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Career Up Now: Los Angeles

Environment and Sustainability 

November 30, 2017  - Meet Industry Leaders

December 1, 2017 - (Optional) Bonus Day

Environment and Sustainability in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is stepping up as a global leader in environmental sustainability, setting ambitious standards for water, solar, waste, and green buildings. Small businesses are forming around this agenda and working to push the city toward achieving these goals. Jewish wisdom has always had a thoughtful and distinct perspective on the environment and entrepreneurship, promoting a human sense of responsibility for our earth. This Career Up Now brings together these mindsets and frames them with an innovative perspective on sustainability, bringing together students from UCLA, USC, and CSUN to network, learn from each other, and solve problems.

Brian Shirken

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President at Columbus Pacific Properties

Fred Leeds

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Real Estate Investor at Fred Leeds Asset Group

Jonathan Kohanoff

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President at Diamond Business Loans, LLC

Deena Eberly

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Managing Director - The Eberly Company

Bryan Berkett

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Simpatica

Aaron Korda

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Project/Construction Manager and Licensed Broker

Daniel Katz

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Director at NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.

Shlomi Ronen

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Managing Principal at Drekel Strategic Investors

Lisa Kaskel

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Senior VP at Pacific Western Bank

ITINERARY

4/13

THURSDAY

6:00pm: Pre-workshop with Career Up Participants


6:30pm: Heavy Hor D'oeuvres & Networking

 

6:45pm: Keynote speaker TBD 
 

7:15-7:45pm: Panel discussion with Career Up Industry Leaders 

 

7:45-8:15pm: Small group breakout sessions with Career Up Industry Leaders

8:15pm: Networking mix & mingle

4/14

FRIDAY

11:00am-1:00pm: Optional Site Visit

 

12:00pm: Lunch (on your own)

 

TBA

6:15pm: Shabbat Dinner @ Private Residence 

 

CAREER UP NOW: L.A.
NETWORK OF INDUSTRY LEADERS

 

David Nahai

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President, David Nahai Consulting Services

Nurit Katz

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Chief Sustainability Officer UCLA

Steve Glenn

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CEO, Plant Prefab

Sonia Cummings

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Activist and Philanthropist

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

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Rabbi and Environmental Activist 

Evan Birenbaum

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Co-Founder, Chai Energy

Kristina von Hoffman

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Outreach Director, Climate Resolve

Avishay Artsy

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Producer, KCRW

Conyers Davis

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Director of Programming and Special Projects, USC Schwarzenegger Institute 

Ross Zelen

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Editor/Manager at The Planning Report & Verdexchange

Laurel Hunt

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Executive Director for the Los Angeles Regional Collective for Climate Action and Sustainability

Liam Dow

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Director Of Government Affairs at Falcon Waterfree Technologies

Rodney Freeman

Jonathan Parfrey

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Executive Director, Climate Resolve

Robert Wunderlich

Founding Principal Discovering Economics, Inc

STUDENT LEADERSHIP CHAIRS

Noy Anisman

 

Mechanical Engineering Student, UCLA

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Noy Anisman

Riley Kuffner

 

Materials Science Student, UCLA

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Aaron Feigelman

 

Mechanical Engineering Student, UCLA

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Danna Creager

 

Political Science and Geography/Environment Studies Student, UCLA

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12/1

FRIDAY

11:00am-1:00pm: Optional Tour of Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator  

 

Evening: Shabbat Dinner at private home

 

11/30

THURSDAY

6:00pm: Heavy Hor D'oeuvres, Networking, & Schmoozing
 

6:45-7:30pm: Introduction and industry leader panel

7:30-8:45pm: Small Group Breakoffs

 

​8:45-9:00pm: Closing Dessert and Coffee 

ITINERARY*

* Subject to change

Liam Dow

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Director Of Government Affairs at Falcon Waterfree Technologies

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