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G Environmental Management

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.

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 Students Study Trees in Muir Woods for the National Park Service

Muir Woods National Monument

MSEM Assistant Professor Gretchen Coffman and three MSEM graduate students worked in Muir Woods this summer on a riparian tree survey with a team of restoration scientists.

Mercury Rising: A Bad Sign if You Eat Fish

Mercury Fish

Allison Luengen, assistant professor of environmental science/management at USF, worries that California consumers are being sold fish with high mercury levels at popular grocery stores, fish markets, and sushi restaurants. 

Can Sea Life Adapt to Climate Change?

Antarctic Phytoplankton

Phytoplankton are the oceans' canaries in a coalmine for USF's Deneb Karentz, which is why she travels to one of the coldest places on earth to learn how these microscopic life forms are adapting to climate change.

Alumnus Jason Simon of the California PUC Gives Guest Lecture

Jason Simon

MSEM Alumnus Jason Simon gave a guest lecture in MSEM’s Resource Economics class in February titled: Practical Use of LCOE in Renewable Energy Project Bidding and System Planning.