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)

 

 


USF Ecologist Races to Save Endangered Cypress from Extinction

Laos Instrument

USF’s Gretchen Coffman is leading an international rescue effort to save an endangered cypress tree on the verge of extinction. Coffman, a restoration ecologist, compares the Southeast Asia cypress to California’s majestic redwoods, and National Geographic is funding her campaign.

Professor John Callaway Chairs Technical Advisory Team for Master Plan for the State of Louisiana

Louisiana Coast

MSEM Professor John Callaway was in New Orleans in December to chair the Technical Advisory Team for Predictive Models (PM-TAC) for the 2017 Master Plan for the state of Louisiana.

MSEM Final Project Presentations Thursday, 12/11/14 6:00pm

Tiger Salamander

MSEM students who are graduating this fall will be presenting their final Master's projects this Thursday, December 11th, at 6:30 in Fromm Hall on the main USF campus. A reception will proceed the presentations.  This event is open to the public. Topics include public perceptions of recycled water, habitat conservation plans for California tiger salamanders, occupational health hazards from fracking, and the role of thorium in the US energy mix.

MSEM Professor Deneb Karentz Publishes Paper on DNA Repair

 Photochemistry and Photobiology

MSEM Professor Deneb Karentz is publishing a paper in the journal Photochemistry and Photobiology titled: "Beyond Xeroderma Pigmentosum: DNA Damage and Repair in an Ecological Context, A Tribute to James E. Cleaver"



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