Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in the for-profit, non-profit, and government sectors.  The following is a list of some of the positions held by MSEM alumni and/or places they currently work.

Consulting

CEQA and NEPA Project Manager/Environmental Planner with ICF Jones Stokes

Wildlife biologist/wetland scientist with Tetra Tech EC, Inc., in Boston, MA

Project Coordinator at the Environmental Resource Management (ERM) in Mexico City, Mexico.

Senior Biologist for Pacific Municipal Consultants specializing in regulatory permitting and compliance, biological resource assessment, mitigation planning and monitoring, and NEPA/CEQA compliance.

Program Director for mergers and acquisitions for Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

Ecologist for CH2M HILL

Senior Vice President of WRA, Inc. supervising over 13 biologists and managing large, complex projects involving wetland and endangered species issues.

Vice President and Principal Scientist, ARCADIS, managing a group of 40 scientists who conduct human health and ecological risk assessments, biological assessments, and restoration planning for a variety of private and public sector clients.

Industry

Environmental, Health and Safety Director for Ampac Fine Chemicals, LLC.

Environmental Manager at Calwest Galvanizing in Long Beach, CA, focusing on EPA reporting and permitting including storm water and air emissions.

Environmental Risk Analyst for Citizens Financial Group in Boston, MA

Environmental Lawyer at Hanson Bridgett, LLP in San Francisco

Environmental Risk Consultant for the Sutter Health Office of the General Counsel

Institutional Sales Director for Prevailing Wind Power

Health and Safety Specialist at Stanford University School of Medicine

Advisor to the Industrial Hygiene Staff at Chevron

Non-Profit

Senior Environmental Specialist, Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust focusing on NEPA/CEQA compliance, permit acquisition, project design, and implementation.

Waccamaw Riverkeeper of Winyah Rivers Foundation.

Assistant Professor in the Environmental Economics and Technology Department of the Budapest University of Economic Sciences in Hungary.

Public Agencies

U.S. EPA Region 9
U.S. EPA Region 2
California Integrated Waste Management Board
California Air Resources Board
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
City of Fremont
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
County of San Diego
California Department of Fish and Game
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Alameda Clean Water Program (LADWP)

 

 


MSEM Professor and Student Head to Laos in January

laos

Assistant Professor Gretchen Coffman and MSEM student Robin Hunter will be traveling to Laos in January to join an international team of scientist studying the critically endangered Chinese Swamp Cypress.  This work is funded through a grant from the National Geographic Society.

Associate Professor Stephanie Ohshita Co-Authors Chapter on Low Carbon Cities

City scape

Associate Professor Stephanie Ohshita co-authored a book chapter titled “Low Carbon Development for Cities:  Methods and Measures.”  This chapter will appear in the volume ‘Sustainability of Energy Systems’ in the Handbook of Clean Energy Systems.

Assistant Professor Gretchen Coffman and Two Graduating MSEM Students Present Redwood Creek Restoration Research Results

Redwood Creek

Assistant Professor Gretchen Coffman and two graduating MSEM students, Jacqueline McCrory and Brian Piontek, presented their Master's thesis research on Redwood Creek Restoration at the California Society of Ecological Restoration - SERCAL Conference in Santa Rosa.

MSEM Co-Sponsoring Water Panel October 23

CA Reservoir

The M.S. in Environmental Management program along with the Department of Environmental Science and the Environmental Studies program will be sponsoring a panel titled Water Solutions for a Drier California.  The event will be at 7pm on Thursday, October 23 in the Maier Room in Fromm Hall.  A reception will precede the event at 6:30 in Fromm Hall.



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