Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Class of 2015
Conor currently works as a researcher for the World Wildlife Fund in the Private Sector Engagement department, performing technical research on international commodities and assisting progressive companies in mitigating social and environmental risks to their supply chains.
Conor served in the AmeriCorps State/National program in Monterey, CA, working as a volunteer coordinator for the environmental non-profit MEarth. He implemented new administrative systems for recruiting, tracking and developing volunteers in support of multiple programs, primarily as part of the Organic Garden Program. Conor previously served as an AmeriCorps V.I.S.T.A. in Washington State, coordinating the Community Emergency Response Team program for the City of Auburn in the Emergency Preparedness Office. He volunteered with the nonprofit Seattle Tilth, aiding in a refugee farm incubator project, and has also interned in the Public Programs department of the environmental nonprofit Heal the Bay.
As part of a short-term relief mission, he spent two weeks in the highlands of Guatemala during the summer of 2008, aiding coffee farmers in village reconstruction. Conor is conversational in Spanish, and was raised in Aliso Viejo, California.
Conor graduated Master’s degrees in Public Administration and International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He received a B.A. in International Development Studies, with a minor in Environmental Systems and Society, from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA).
Conor hopes to support efforts by the U.S. Government and international organizations in promoting agricultural development, wildlife conservation and environmental protection.