Top EPA official to speak about government careers on Monday

Kristen N. Taddonio's talk will begin at 5 p.m. in Rapaporte Treasure Hall

Kristen N. Taddonio

WALTHAM, Mass. – Brandeis University will host Kristen N. Taddonio, a director at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Protection Partnerships division, as part of the federal Annenberg Speakers Bureau program on Monday, March 15. The event will take place in Rapaporte Treasure Hall in Goldfarb Library from 5-6 p.m.
Taddonio is head of sales and marketing for the ENERGY STAR appliance program and director of the Mobile Air Conditioning Climate Protection Partnership, with areas of expertise in energy efficiency policy and administration; innovative emerging technologies to reduce green house gasses; global automotive efficiency; and strategic corporate sponsorships related to environmental quality and standards. She will discuss the EPA’s work, as well as her career in federal service. In addition to her late afternoon address, Taddonio will take the opportunity to meet with students, faculty and staff while on campus.
“[I am very] interested in learning what students at Brandeis are concerned about, what motivates them, and whether they see the EPA as a desirable place to work,” Taddonio said. “There are a lot of incredibly bright students at the university, and I hope that some will consider careers in government, particularly at the EPA. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to meet them.”
Taddonio’s talk will be the latest Hiatt Career Center event that is focused on careers in government. The center is a member of the Partnership for Public Service. The federal government is the nation’s largest employer; in the next year, agencies will need to fill almost 41,000 positions in a wide range of disciplines, including arts, IT, business and science. Taddonio’s visit continues Hiatt’s strong relationship with top agency leaders to position Brandeis students for these opportunities. Her association with the EPA coincides with the university’s own academic expertise in environmental science and its expanding solar and sustainability projects.
The federal government established the Annenberg Speakers Bureau to connect experienced federal employees with students and young professionals in the hope of inspiring the next generation to bring their talents and energy to national public service.
If you have questions about this program please contact Caroline O’Shea, assistant director of employer relations, in the Hiatt Career Center at 781-736-3621 or

For more information about the Hiatt Career Center visit the Hiatt Web site, or call Joseph Du Pont, director, at 781-736-3613.

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