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Kara Kokernak Adjunct Asst Professor Department of Environmental Science

BS Biology, American University 2002
MESM Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara 2006

Favorite Spot on Campus
At AU: The quad on a sunny spring day! Elsewhere: any beach, anywhere
Kara Shuster Kokernak is a Sustainability Manager at RE Tech Advisors, LLC, a real estate investment advisory firm that operates at the intersection of sustainability, technology, and buildings. RE Tech Advisors serves the investment community and designs and implements award-winning Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) programs that fulfill our clients’ fiduciary and investment objectives. The dichotomy between Kara’s experience in both lab science and applied science offers the ability to understand the background of current sustainability issues while also providing skills to manage and administer solutions and implementation of ideas. She is experienced in sustainable building practices as well as corporate sustainability portfolio management and offers expertise and assistance on developing ESG and sustainability programs. Her professional goal is to help clients adapt to impending climate change and ensure their buildings and assets are resilient and safe.
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Fall 2023

  • ENVS-492 Senior Capstone Environ Stds