Honors alumni return to campus to discuss the future of conservation in their fields
Join them for a special Coffee Conversation about Conservation, a casual and intimate discussion where students can learn more about our guests experiences and ask the questions you want to ask.
Tuesday, November 2, 6:00 p.m.
This talk will be of particular interest to students interested in marine biology, environmental science, historic preservation, and community planning.
Space is limited, so sign up today! Register here to join us.
Mary Conley graduated cum laude from the College of Charleston Honors College in 1994 with a degree in Marine Biology and a minor in Geology. She then completed a master’s degree in Marine Science, with an emphasis in benthic ecology, at the University of Texas. Mary has used her educational background in marine science to engage in coastal and marine management activities up and down the Atlantic coast. She has expertise in strategic planning, facilitation, training and partner engagement. For the past 12 years, Mary has served as The Nature Conservancy’s Director of Marine Conservation for the southeast United States (NC, SC, GA and FL). In this role she leads regional coastal and marine conservation initiatives focused around oyster restoration, coastal resilience, ocean planning and sustainable fisheries. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Mary worked in Maryland for the state’s Coastal Zone Management Program and the Chesapeake Bay Program.
Kalen McNabb graduated summa cum laude from the College of Charleston Honors College in 2010 with dual degrees in Historic Preservation & Community Planning and Geology. He received his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. During his time at UPenn, Kalen researched the deterioration and consolidation of an argillaceous limestone column at Mission San José in San Antonio, Texas. Since 2013, Kalen has been employed as an Architectural Conservator with Meadors, Inc. in Charleston, SC. He specializes in the conservation of architectural stone and has worked on multiple nationally registered sites throughout the United States. In 2016, Kalen became an adjunct professor at the American College of the Building Arts co-teaching courses on using the scientific method within the building environment.