Are you in college, a recent graduate, or a millennial kicking off your career? If you answered yes to any of those, then consider joining our Emerging Professionals Committee! You're never too young to start making a difference in the built environment, and now's a great time to start engaging with your peers.

This group works to provide an avenue for all our members to become engaged with the greater green community of Boston and the greater Massachusetts area.

EPMA [Emerging Professionals of Massachusetts] strives to provide these connections through educational and career development events, networking gathering, volunteer programs and other events which promote the conservation, regeneration and stewardship of natural resources through sustainable building practices.

The group is particularly interested supporting:

  • Students
  • Recent Grads who are new to professional positions in our industry
  • Women in sustainability in A/E/C
  • Under-represented groups in A/E/C

The EPMA holds meetings on the third Monday of every month.

“The USGBC mentor program successfully brings together people from different professions and in different points in their careers, but with a shared interest in sustainability and green building. My own group consisted of a young professional working at a nonprofit, an experienced sustainability director for a local engineering company, and myself, a civil engineer. Meeting bimonthly gave us a chance to check in with each other, ask for advice, and see how we were all progressing with our professional goals. The support of my group was invaluable this past year, as I transitioned from an engineering career path to one specifically geared toward green building. I am grateful to my group for expanding my network, providing me with advice from an outside perspective, and increasing my self-confidence as a young professional.” -Katie, USGBC MA 2016 Mentee

TheUSGBC MA mentor programs is collecting interest participants for the next cycle to begin in early 2017. Interested parties should email Rebecca Slocum ( to receive further information or sign-up on the website (

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