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Navigating Sustainable Careers in Climate and Connections

April 26, 2024 | by The Jeuns

From academia to real-world impact, the journey in sustainability can be as diverse as the ecosystems we aim to protect. In a recent episode of “Sustainability Unveiled,” host Jessica Hunt explored this narrative with Daniel Gonzalez, a passionate advocate for climate action and impact.

Daniel’s journey began unconventionally, born in Colombia and raised in the United States. His interest in climate change was sparked during his undergrad at Lafayette College, where he was involved in a climate vulnerability assessment project. This experience ignited his passion for merging technology and sustainability, a theme that has carried through his career. His time studying abroad in Denmark further immersed him in a culture deeply focused on sustainability practices.

With a background in international affairs and engineering studies, Daniel is now pursuing a degree at Yale School of the Environment, focusing on corporate sustainability and climate tech. Despite facing challenges as a non-US citizen, including navigating immigration hurdles and financial constraints, Daniel has shown resilience and determination in pursuing his career goals.

Active engagement on professional platforms like LinkedIn has played a key role in Daniel’s career growth. Looking towards the future, he envisions a career in corporate sustainability and renewable energy, while also remaining open to global opportunities.

Daniel’s story serves as a reminder of the power of resilience and community in achieving career success. For those interested in learning more about Daniel’s journey and motto for exploration, resilience, and boundless possibility, they can tune in to the “Sustainability Unveiled” podcast. Daniel also invites individuals to engage in “Climate Chats with Daniel” to continue the conversation on sustainability and climate action.

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