Mr. Scott Hodek, Regional Economist with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (and UWEC Alum), spoke to Prof. Kemp’s Applied Research Methods class today about State labor force data and the art and science of being an economist. Dr. Kemp’s class is working on next step economic development strategies in partnership with the City of Eau Claire.
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Blugold economics alumni focus on sustainability in their jobs
Three Blugold alumni share a passion for sustainability along with degrees in economics and a love for their alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Linking sustainability and big business
UW-Eau Claire alumna Helue Vazquez Valverde planned to work in the corporate world, so she didn’t expect sustainability to be a focus of her work. Her thinking changed when she discovered that sustainability is a growing part of many business plans.
Coming full circle
As a student, Lily Strehlow was a leader in sustainability-related research projects and other initiatives. Three years after she graduated, the Blugold — now UW-Eau Claire’s sustainability specialist — is helping to bring some of those projects to life.