Master of Environmental Studies

About MES Alumni

MES alumni are employed in virtually all areas of the public sector thoughout the country and abroad.An MES graduate
Our graduates are making valuable contributions as private consultants and in the nonprofit and government arenas, addressing such issues as climate change, forest protection and conservation of critical habitat areas, among others.  The list of alumni job positions below exemplifies this diversity and range of our graduates' employment potential. The stories found in alumni profiles give personal examples of how an MES degree has impacted the lives of some of our graduates. 

Alumni Profiles

Patricia BatemanPatricia Bateman
MES 2011
Marine Studies

Jana Fischback, MES AlumniJana Fischback

MES 2014

Social Marketing/Energy Efficiency

Mathew NelsonMatthew Nelson
MES 2005

Community Development and Natural Resource Management

Traci Sanderson, MES alumniTraci Sanderson
MES 2014

Christine SvetkovichChristine Svetkovich
MES 2000

Precautionary Principle and Environmental Policy

Eric DelvinEric Delvin
MES 2003
Political Ecology & Conservation

Example alumni positions:

  • Aquatic Reserves Program Manager, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA
  • Aquatic Resources Division Environmental Planner, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA
  • Biologist, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Fort Collins, CO
  • Botanist & Project Coordinator, Reserva Cerro Seco, Bahia de Caraquez, Manabi, Ecuador
  • Community Conservation Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy, Olympia, WA
  • Contracts and Grants Specialist, Washington State Department of Ecology, Lacey, WA
  • Council Member, Lacey, WA
  • Director, Brest Environmental Awareness Center, Brest, Belarus
  • Director of Conservation, Nature Iraq, Sulaimani, Iraq
  • Director of Strategic Innovation, Climate Solutions, Olympia WA
  • Education and Outreach Specialist, Thurston County Resource Stewardship, Olympia, WA
  • Environmental Coordinator, Mikisew Cree First Nation, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
  • Environmental Planner, Skokomish Tribe Natural Resources Department, Skokomish Nation, WA
  • Fisheries Biologist, Nisqually Indian Tribe Natural Resources, Olympia, WA
  • Georgia State Director, Nature Conservancy, Atlanta, GA 
  • Natural Areas Manager, Pacific Cascade Region, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA
  • Natural Resource Program Manager, Thurston County Development Services, Olympia, WA
  • Owner, ADESA Environmental Consulting, Tenino, WA
  • Research Biologist, Pacific Shellfish Institute, Olympia, WA
  • Science Coordinator, North Cascades Institute, Sedro-Woolley, WA
  • Senior Project Officer for Strategic Resource Efficiency Team, Metropolitan Waste Management Group, Melbourne, Australia
  • Solid Waste Management Supervisor, Washington County Department of Health and Human Services, Hillsboro, OR
  • Sustainable Business Coordinator, Environmental Coalition of South Seattle, Seattle, WA
  • Sustainability Manager, City of Tacoma Office of Sustainability, Tacoma, WA
  • Toxics Reduction Unit Manager; Lean & Green Project Manager, Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA
  • Wetland & Shoreland Specialist for Pierce, Thurston, & Lewis Counties; Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA
  • Wildlife Biologist, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, Olympia, WA