Master of Environmental Studies

Student Profile

Robert Coleman, 1st Year, Energy, Policy, & Economics

Robert Coleman, 1st Year MES StudentWhat do you hope to gain from the MES program?
Greater insight into the policies governing our environment and the steps to enacting, reviewing, and changing those policies. Also, a methodology for community transition programs.

Where are you from?
Eagle, MI

What drew you to the MES program at The Evergreen State College?
The school itself and an overwhelming need for change. Evergreen was one of few schools that offered the environmental program I was looking for.

What is your previous education and work experience prior to entering the MES Program?
Bachelor of Arts - English Literature (Michigan State University) 15 credits short of a Bachelor of Science - Environmental Engineering (Michigan State University) 5 years in the utility and energy management disciplines

What are your areas of interest in the MES program?
Environmental politics, energy transition strategies, as well as re-localization economics

What activities do you enjoy outside of school and work?
Avid reader, runner, and animal lover. I love to travel and enjoy nights out with friends.

What do you hope to gain from the MES program?
Greater insight into the policies governing our environment and the steps to enacting, reviewing, and changing those policies. Also, a methodology for community transition programs.

What is your “dream occupation”? What do you see yourself doing after the MES program?
My dream job would involve working for a domestic or international energy transition organization.

Who has been an inspirational individual in your life?
Carl Sagan and Lynda Boomer (my former boss)

And anything super interesting you think prospective and currents students should know about you!
They should ask to find out. ;)