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Careers in Sustainability

Panel Discussion
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Monday, January 17, 2022, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Join the Career Services Office for a panel discussion focused on a range of career paths and professional experiences in the field of sustainability. Hear from alumni with experience in private sector, non-profit, and international organizations, working in diverse areas such as environmental advocacy, regulatory compliance, circular economy, energy efficiency and international development.

During this event you will learn about:

  • a wide range of career paths that contribute to the goal of sustainability
  • advice on how to prepare and position yourself towards a career in the field of sustainability 
  • the challenges and rewards of working in this field


Katrin Tomova (ENVS '13) currently works as a Sustainability Consultant in denkstatt Bulgaria. The business advisory company is part of an international group working in Central and Eastern Europe and Katrin's work focuses on natural capital accounting and sustainability reporting and circular economy. Some of her clients include big corporations such as the Coca Cola Company, as well as DG Clima and DG ENV from the European Commission. Prior to working for denkstatt, Katrin was managing a team of sustainability professionals in HP for over four years and was focusing on green public procurement and regulatory compliance.  Katrin has also been actively involved in the non-governmental sector and has been working for Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation focusing on the UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Programme. Katrin holds a master's degree in Environmental Sciences and Policy from CEU and a second Masters in Eco-Management from Sofia University. 

Nina Lesikhina (ENVS '19) currently works as an International Coordinator at CEE Bankwatch Network, a civil society organisation working to prevent the environmentally and socially harmful impacts of international development finance. Her work primarily focuses on human rights protection, ensuring public participation in decision-making and promoting sustainable solutions. She previously worked at Greenpeace Russia, Bellona Foundation and Russian Association of Wind Power Industry, advocating for renewable energy development, sustainable production and consumption. She was also engaged in studying a new climate economy at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and environmental security at The Conflict and Environment Observatory, a UK-based NGO. Nina is an alumna of CEU's Environmental Sciences and Policy master's program.

Ksenia Petrichenko (ENVS '10, '14) is a Policy Analyst with the International Energy Agency (IEA), where she is leading the work of the Energy Efficiency Division related to buildings. Her work includes analytical work, capacity building and policy advice for emerging economies on transition towards net-zero carbon building and construction sector. Prior to joining the IEA, Ksenia served as an Economic Affairs Officer with the Energy Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and as a Senior Advisor at the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2) conducting policy-oriented research on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Ksenia holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from Central European University, as well as Master’s in Economics in the Energy Sector from the Higher School of Economics (Moscow).

This event will be held remotely via Zoom. Please register in advanceYou will receive the Zoom details by email soon before the event.