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Building a Career in Sustainable Design & Impact

Craig Zelizer

June 11, 2023

PCDN is excited to announce our upcoming Social Change Career Podcast Livestream,"Building a Career in Sustainable Design & Impact” featuring Andrea Orrego, founder of Atelier App. Andrea is a third-generation architect and sustainability advocate, dedicated to making an impact through design.

During this insightful episode, Andrea will share her rich experience as an architect, founder, and sustainability advocate. 

Drawing from her extensive background in residential design and sustainability advocacy, Andrea will offer valuable advice for students and professionals seeking to make an impact in their careers including why sustainable construction and design is key to building a more sustainable planet, key tips for upskilling, the ups and downs of being a founder and much more.

Andrea will cover the following topics:

  • The emerging skills and career pathways for professionals interested in design, sustainability and housing.
  • Tips as a founder of a sustainability and technology enabled startup for anyone seeking to build their own enterprise or work for a startup.
  • Overcoming barriers and navigating career pivots in the social impact sector as a diverse founder.
  • The importance of networking for impact and key resources + tips for putting people and learning first. 

How do I attend: The Social Change Career Podcast livestream can be watched on LinkedIn & YouTube. The recording will also be uploaded to our YouTube Channel and converted to an episode of the Social Change Career Podcast.

When: The session will be streamed on June 15 at 11 am to 12 pm est

Why is PCDN doing this? We are committed to helping social impact professionals and students around the world find their path to impact careers. Our goal is to help as many people as possible put impact and changemaking at the heart of their work across diverse sectors.

For those who want much greater support, access to the world’s best experts, more interactive sessions, networking events & workshops over 350 opportunities per month (fellowships, jobs, funding, socent + startup, training, and more) + tons of members-only benefits, please visit the PCDN Career Campus.

Format: The podcast features short interviews led by the PCDN leadership team with our guests, and there is usually time for questions from the audience. We look forward to seeing you there!

Bio: Andrea Orrego is a 3rd-gen architect and founder of Atelier App. She was born and raised in Lima, Peru and moved to Aspen, Colorado in 2014. In Aspen, she discovered the need for a tool that could help the interior design process from the client's viewpoint. She found this through her professional practice in residential design. This idea later became Atelier App, a home design visualizer and marketplace for eco-friendly brands in the

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