Master of Environmental Studies

MES Ambassadors

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.  If you’d like to meet with an Ambassador, please contact us.

Tiffany, 2nd year MES student

Tiffany Webb is a second-year MES student who grew up in Alabama where she obtained her BS in Earth System Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. During her undergraduate work, she conducted climate change and sustainability research with the Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC), the NASA DEVELOP National Program, and with UAH through an RCEU grant. Tiffany currently works with the Sustainability in Prisons Project coordinating a science and sustainability lecture series for incarcerated men and women in Washington State. Over the years and through these experiences she has developed an interest in social and environmental justice, her current focus in the MES program. As an ambassador for the program, she is excited to share her story of relocating to Washington for graduate studies and the amazing community Evergreen and the surrounding area offers. When not focused on studying, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, reading, exploring music and art, and finding adventures near and far.

Julian Close, 2nd year MES student

 Julian Close is a second-year MES student from Portsmouth, Virginia.  He is a husband and a father.  Julian earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences from the University of Washington Tacoma in 2009.  After college, he worked at the Secretary of State’s office, in Olympia, managed several candidate campaigns in the South Sound and was an inside sales manager for a small financial firm.  During his first year in Evergreen’s Graduate Program on the Environment, he tailored his experience to focus on salmonids: interning with the Puyallup Tribe’s Fisheries Department and taking advantage of core and elective research projects to gain field experience and a working knowledge of Pacific Northwest salmon ecology and policy. In Julian’s  second year, he will be crafting a thesis encompassing salmonids, dams and hatcheries.

Pam Abreu, 2nd year MES studentPam Abreu- I was born and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Attended the University of Nevada as a student athlete with a golf scholarship and got a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences. After college I went back to Guatemala for over a year and realized I needed to learn more about the management/public policy side of environmental issues, which I why I decided to attend the University of Oregon and get a post-bac in environmental studies (B.Sc. Environmental Studies). My main interests are limnology and freshwater ecology, more specifically the restoration of freshwater systems that have been infested with invasive aquatic plants. This summer I will be doing an internship with the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center where I will be helping to sample, as well as helping with the Chum Salmon Conservation Initiative in Hood Canal. I am also starting to work on my thesis, which is focused on restoring wetlands infested with reed-canarygrass for Oregon spotted frog habitat. In my free time I like to hike, go cycling, fishing, read, and hang out with my pup Hutch.