Alumni Profiles

Environmental Studies graduates have successfully pursued careers in research and land-use planning, organizing and advocacy, environmental education, business, law, government and public health.

  • Megan Sheridan '10: Account Manager at Haberman Marketing
  • Theresa Wondra '11: Soil & Water Conservation District Apprentice at Conservation Corps in Minnesota and Iowa
  • Joseph Mueller '13: GIS Specialist for the St. Cloud Area Planning Organization
  • Mike Orth '13: CEO & Co-Founder at Widget Wah Cases 

Below are more detailed descriptions of what some ES graduates have gone on to do in post-graduate life:

Chris Kramer (2005 graduate)

Chris was hired in late 2005 by an environmental consulting firm, SLR International Corp., at the office in West Linn, Oregon (just outside of Portland).  There are only 7 employees, which means he really gets to be involved in many aspects of the business, as well as witness it grow.  Chris gets the chance to do some field work, as well as work with issues around air quality with the Department of Environmental Quality.  He is currently brushing up on CAA/CWA/CERCLA knowledge, and is excited for the chance to see the interactions between industry, government, and the environment (and all additional interest groups) first hand, "which I think you did a fine job preparing me for", says Chris.

Chantell Longley (2004 graduate)

Here is a recent quote from Chantell:
"I was hired by Liesch Associates Inc. an environmental consulting and engineering firm and my official title is "Environmental Specialist". I work in the air quality department with a chance to branch out into other fields. According to my interviewers I was academically well rounded in the environmental field. I really miss St. Thomas, but I may be seen around campus because one of the company's clients is UST."