The MES Ambassadors are current students who have been chosen to meet with prospective students who are interested in learning more about the MES degree. Ambassadors meet with prospective students on campus or talk with them on the phone. The 2012-2013 Ambassador biographies are below. If you’d like to meet with an Ambassador, please see the contact us page.
Otis Bush is a second year MES student with varied interests including: land and natural resource management, restoration projects, ethno botany, conservation of the environment and environmental policy and law. He studied for two years at the University of Hawai`i and then two years at The Evergreen State College where he earned his undergraduate degree.
Bobby Coleman is in his second year of the Master of Environmental Studies program at Evergreen, specializing in Environmental Economics and Policy, Sustainable Enterprise, and Energy. His thesis will address the benefits of community-scale greenhouse gas emissions inventories to local and regional planners and policymakers in Thurston County. Bobby has a BA in English Literature from Michigan State University, and is 15 credits shy of a BSE in Environmental Engineering (to be completed in the near future). When he isn’t working, reading for class, or tending to internship duties, Bobby enjoys spending his free-time hiking and traveling with his girlfriend Mycah and watching MSU Athletics.
Ashley McBee is in her 2nd year of the Masters of Environmental Studies program. She is fascinated by the intersect between humans and the environment, and is currently developing a Thesis project which will focus on possible relationships between the utilization of traditional ecological knowledge and community empowerment. Ashley hails from the beautiful Appalachian mountains of East Tennessee, where she attended Maryville College, and received her B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Between undergraduate and graduate school Ashley worked several years in the Non-Profit sector and volunteered/taught on a beautiful, sustainably minded farm in the Tennessee Valley. Ashley views the Ambassador program as an opportunity to share the student perspective on life in graduate school and life in this graduate program, and share personal experiences and knowledge with new people.