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    AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Marc Carrel as Our Speaker!

    By AS Symposium
    Oct 1, '12 2:42 PM EST

         Marc Carrel currently serves as Legislative and Public Affairs Program Supervisor for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) where he oversees federal legislative affairs and community outreach programs. He has 15 years of experience working on transportation, environment, energy, and election policy at the federal, state and local levels.

         Before joining SCAQMD, Carrel served as Deputy Chief of Staff to a senior Member
    of Congress. He oversaw policy development and community relations for her office,
    coordinating the Congresswoman’s legislative efforts in Washington with policy initiatives in
    her Los Angeles district offices. He worked closely on surface transportation, aviation, and
    port issues focusing on mobility, security, land use and air quality.

         Previously, Carrel served as Senior Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of California. In that role, he was the Lieutenant Governor’s appointee to the State Lands Commission and the Governor’s Commission on Building for the 21st Century, the state’s infrastructure commission. Carrel has also served as Counsel to the Speaker of the California State Assembly, and under California’s Secretary of State as Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning.

         Originally from Buffalo, NY, Carrel received a B.A. cum laude from the University of
    and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a member of the
    State Bar of California.


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After a highly successful Advancing Sustainability: Business + Design Symposium in October of 2011, students from Woodbury University have gathered once again in order to prepare their second annual event. The topic of this year focuses on the "cardiovascular system" of a city—its infrastructure. The discussion will investigate how various infrastructures—perform, exchange, and are incorporated into the natural environment.

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