Tackling climate change through U.Va.'s Environmental Extern Program

Megan Routbort, JS '19, discusses her externship at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions with UVA Today

January 30, 2019

Megan Routbort, the Nancy and Neal O. Wade Jr. Jefferson Scholar, recently participated in U.Va.’s Environmental Extern Program, a job-shadowing mentoring initiative sponsored by the University’s Environmental Resilience Institute with the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and the U.Va. Career Center. Megan spent a week at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, a non-profit environmental organization in Arlington that teams with policymakers, businesses, and other stakeholders to tackle climate and energy challenges.


Megan Claire Routbort

Nancy and Neal O. Wade Jr. Jefferson Scholar



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