Environmental Consultant/Musician Speaks at Sense and Sustainability Series March 24

Marie_DunkleMarie Klein Dunkle of Tiger, Georgia, will present a talk in the Sense & Sustainability Series on Tuesday, March 24 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Senior Dining Room of Hopkins Dining Hall on the Gainesville historic campus. Her topic is titled “It’s a Woman’s World: Career Experiences in Emergency Management, Crisis Response and Environmental Consulting.” The talk is free and open to the public.

Dunkle is president of M.K. Dunkle Consulting, providing management, communications and technical consulting to the chemical, manufacturing, nuclear and petroleum industries as well as federal government agencies and U.S. national laboratories. Much of her work has involved providing emergency management and crisis communications training, development of safety and environmental management systems and certifying organizations to international standards related to quality, environmental and safety management.

“Please encourage Women’s College students to attend, and consider offering some extra credit,” said Rudi Kiefer, organizer of the series. “This is about how a woman musician comes to be the president of a consulting company, doing work on a national and international basis. In addition, she still does really nice cello recitals.”

Dunkle has traveled the world for her work but lives in a log cabin at the edge of national forest in Tiger, where she is known as a musician and author of children’s books.