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 ENVR graduates have gone on to do in post-graduate life:

Joe Smentek
Joe started with the MN Soybean Growers Association in 2013. He’s the only environmental lawyer employed by a U.S. commodity group. His background is on the environmental side, as he graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Environmental Studies. After earning a law degree at Hamline University and an advanced environmental law degree from Pace University School of Law, he became an assistant county prosecutor in southern Minnesota before taking the MSGA position. 

Renee Huset
Renee graduated from St. Thomas in 2011 and went on to earn a M.A. at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She is now employed as a Water Utility Technician III at St. Paul Regional Water Services.