Jeremy Barnicle is the executive director of Ecotrust, an Oregon-based nonprofit that fosters economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being. He has spent more than two decades working at the junction of policy, media, philanthropy and global issues. Previously, Jeremy spent 11 years at the global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps, where he helped guide the organization’s global strategy and position the Portland-based nonprofit as one of the most respected humanitarian organizations in the world. Prior to Mercy Corps, Jeremy worked for the State Department, for a U.S. congressman, for several consulting firms, and as a Peace Corps volunteer. In this caffeinated episode, find out how Jeremy turned a B.A. in Public Policy and Spanish from Vanderbilt University into the driver’s seat at a leading NGO in the environmental field.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE:
- What are the skills hiring managers at Ecotrust are looking for
- What majors are most common among the staff at a nonprofit like Ecotrust
- Whether a master’s degree is important to have
- How you can leverage your life experiences living in economically disadvantaged communities
- How to build a career in the environmental field
- Why some people in this field aren’t necessarily lovers of the outdoors