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 Prof. Allison Luengen in 'Women in Oceanography'

Allison

MSEM Professor Allison Luengen's autobiographical sketch is included in the latest issue of Women in Oceanography, a supplement to Oceanography, Volume 27, Number 4.

USF Creates New Geospatial Analysis Lab (GsAL)

SIG map

The newly formed Geospatial Analysis Lab (GsAL) will help train students to participate in this growing sector.  GsAL will increase the number and variety of GIS courses taught at USF, increase the number of projects with external organizations and agencies in which students can participate, and allow for more integration and collaboration between USF programs and departments in relation to GIS.

MSEM Associate Professor David Saah Works with USAID in Thailand to Develop Climate Change Teaching Curriculum

Saah in Thailand

Associate Professor David Saah was in Thailand in February to test a training activity related to low emission land use planning as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forest (USAID LEAF) climate change curriculum.

Prof. David Saah’s Organization, SIG, Awarded Funds to Support Decision Making in Mekong Area

Saah Mekong 3

In October, a consortium including the Spatial Informatics Group (SIG), headed by MSEM Professor David Saah, was awarded funding to implement a five-year project to promote satellite imagery’s use for better preparing for natural disasters like floods in the Mekong region.



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