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What CES Graduates Do

The flexibility of an Environmental Studies degree allows preparation for many different careers and areas of further study. Since "what could I do if I had an ES degree?" is a common question asked by potential concentrators, we provide the following information. The majority of CES graduates are currently active in environmental professions or are furthering their studies of environmental fields. In general, CES graduates remain professionally committed to working towards environmental improvement. In addition, of those graduates who have found careers of a different nature, they address environmental issues as a part of non-job-related efforts.

Individuals who have completed a CES degree (AB, ScB, or MA) go on to address environmental challenges through a variety of solutions on both the local and global scale.

Year Degree Occupation
2012 MA Environmental Scientist at AMEC Environment & Infrastructure UK Limited (AMEC's aim is to be a seamless provider of high quality, value for money, integrated services which provide solutions to environmental and engineering issues.)
2012 BA Environmental Organizer at Green Corps, Washington D.C. Metro Area (The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles.)
2012 BA Outreach Coordinator at Ten Rivers Food Web (Ten Rivers Food Web provides strategic leadership to build a robust and resilient  food system in the Mid-Willamette Valley.)
2012 BA Brown Student Agencies Campus Center Information Specialist at Brown University.
2012 BA Researcher for the Climate and Development Lab at Brown University (Researching topics related to climate finance, with special focus on issues of interest to the Least Developed Countries and mining industries in Latin America.)
2012 BA Associate at Brand Marketing at Net Impact (Net Impact represents a new generation of leaders spanning sectors and industries who are putting their business skills to work for a better world.)
2012 BA Communications and Fundraising Associate at Green City Force (GCF's mission is to break the cycle of poverty, preparing urban young adults to succeed in their chosen careers by engaging them in service, training and work experiences related to the clean energy economy.  In doing so, GCF encourages them to lead socially and environmentally responsible lives.)
2012 BA Organizer at Green Corps (The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles.)
2012 BA Business Valuation Associate at Deloitte (Deloitte's mission is to assist companies with emerging business issues including sustainability, environmental impacts, energy supply and demand, resource scarcity and transparency. Sustainability matters to stakeholders like never before. Consumers, investors and regulators are pressing companies to act in more socially and environmentally responsible ways and the bottom line can suffer if they don’t)
2012 BSc Information Manager at National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS is a research center of the University of California, Santa Barbara. NCEAS supports cross-disciplinary research that uses existing data to address major fundamental issues in ecology and allied fields, and encourages the application of science to management and policy.)
2012 MA Research Analyst at UNDP ( The United Nations Development Program's focus is on providing developing countries with knowledge-based consulting services and building national, regional and global coalitions for change.)
2012 MA Marketing Specialist at New Wave Web & Marketing (New Wave Web provides website design, graphic design, custom programming and internet marketing services to businesses worldwide.)
2012 MA Program Coordinator of the Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education at New York University
2012 MA Program Educator at New England Aquarium
2011 BA Climate Outreach Intern at Union of Concerned Scientists, Boston, MA (The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading U.S. science-based nonprofit organization working for a healthy environment and a safer world.)
2011 BA Associate, LEED at U.S. Green Building Council (The Washington DC based U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.)
2011 BA Teaching Assistant, National Park Service (The National Park Service cares for national parks, a network of nearly 400 natural, cultural and recreational sites across the nation.)
2011 BA Co-Founder, Programmer at Weekend Swap, San Francisco, CA (Dedicated to sustainability and the environment through reduced consumption.)
2011 BA Public Policy Associate at Land Trust Alliance, Washington, DC (The Land Trust Alliance is a national conservation group that works to save the places people love by strengthening conservation throughout America.)
2011 MA Public Policy Associate at American Chemical Society, Boston, MA (ACS is dynamic and visionary, committed to “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.”)
2011 MA Assistant Attorney General at Missouri Attorney General's Office - Agriculture & Environment Division
2011 BA International Research Fellow at Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, San Francisco, CA
2011 BSc Analyst at The Cadmus Group, Boston, MA (Cadmus’ major service areas include Water, Energy Services, Social Marketing and Communications, Green Building, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Strategic Environmental Management, and International Development.)
2011 MA Artist and Ocean Advocate, Denver, CO
2011 BA Associate, LEED-ND at the U.S. Green Building Council (The Washington DC based U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.
2011 BA Clean Water Associate at Environment New Jersey (Environment NJ is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization that believes there’s something special about NJ — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations.)
2011 BA Energy and Environmental Outreach Coordinator at Brown University
2011 BSc Graduate student at MIT, Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate
2011 BSc Associate at Climate Advisers, Washington, DC (Climate Advisers has rapidly become a leading mission-driven, full-service consulting firm focusing on climate and energy policy.)
2011 BA Strategic Communications Associate at GreenOrder, New York City, NY (GreenOrder believes that global companies today have to change more than light bulbs in order to grow and compete. Environmental innovation must become a core part of business strategy.)
2011 BA Environmental Educator, Washington, DC
2011 BA Standards Intern at Sustainable Travel International (Sustainable Travel International’s mission is to help destinations, businesses, and travelers develop and implement innovative solutions that protect the environment, support adaptation to climate change, preserve cultural heritage, and generate economic benefits.)
2010 MA Consultant/Climate Change Expert at Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH's sustainability efforts extend to creating green enterprises for their clients, workplaces and communities and helping them make smart choices for a green future.)
2010 BA Power Market Analyst, Genscape, Inc. (Young Professionals in Energy).
2010 BSc Customer Care Specialist, EcoFactor (EcoFactor is an energy management platform that enables home service providers to add a Residential Energy Mgmt offering to their existing service portfolio to reduce energy usage and costs.)
2010 BSc Senior Research Analyst at Industrial Economics, Cambridge, MA (IEC is an environmental and economic consulting firm.)
2010 MA Risk Analyst at RMS (RMS is the world’s leading provider of products and services for catastrophe risk management.)
2010 BA Co-Founder & Co-President, Sustainability Consulting Partnership  …  MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School.
2010 BA Co-Founder & Co-President, Sustainability Consulting Partnership.
2010 BA Research & Design Associate at Urban Landscape Lab, Columbia University.
2010 BA Litigation Assistant at Earthjustice, Washington, DC (Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law organization dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.)
2010 BSc Marine Biology Technician Intern at National Park Service, Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area, FL
2009 MA Project Manager at Richard Brady & Associates (An Engineering, Construction and Environmental firm providing a wide array of services.)
2009 BSc Community Programs Manager at Next Step Living, Inc (Providing data driven, customer focused residential energy efficiency services on a large scale. Works with utility and city programs to access funds for energy audits insulation and air sealing.)
2009 MA Consultant at The Ocean Project (The Ocean Project’s mission is to inspire action to protect our world’s oceans). 
2009 BSc Analyst, ICF International, San Francisco, CA (ICF provides expertise in Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure.)
2009 BA Associate at Industrial Economics, Cambridge, MA (IEC is an environmental and economic consulting firm.)
2009 BSc Initiator and On-Ground Consultant, Rainwater for Humanity.
2009 BA Green Energy Program Director at Mass Energy Consumer Alliance.
2009 MA Co-founder of Capital Good Fund (, a non-profit microlender based in Providence, Rhode Island.
2008 AB Healthy Residents, Healthy Homes Coordinator/Consultant at the RI Parent Information Network, Project Manager at the Building a Healthy Newport Environment Coalition, and Info Group Consultant at the Providence Plan.
2008 AB GIS associate at the Civil War Preservation Trust.
2008 MA Department Manager, Environmental Studies, Wellesley College.
2008 AB Program Associate for WWF in the Kamchatka/Bering Sea Ecoregion.
2008 AB Alliance Communications Associate for the National Audubon Society.
2008 ScB Community Farm and Garden Director.
2008 AB Broker, Nuclear Fuel Markets, Evolution Markets, Inc.
2008 Sc B Living at Windward, an intentional community in Washington State.
2007 / 2008 AB/MA Works for the World Resources Inst in DC where she is charge of thinking out carbon trading in Oceania based on her own work in Indonesia, which she continued in Papua New Guinea with a Fulbright in 2008-09.
2007 AB Financial analyst at Kohlberg Capital, formerly financial analyst for TerraCycle.
2007 AB Received an MA in Environment and Literature from the University of Nevada, Reno.
2007 Sc B Member of a Berkeley research team on Schistosomiasis in China.
2007 MA Attending Harvard Law School.
2007 MA Works for the World Wildlife Fund.
2007 MA Sustainability Professional: Consultant, Organizer, Change Agent.
2007 AB Program Coordinator at California Coastkeeper Alliance.
2007 AB Administrative Assistant at Glen Canyon Institute.
2007 ScB Biology/Environmental Science Teacher through Teach For America.
2007 AB Works on the Climate Risk Management team at RiskMetrics Group.
2006 Sc B Currently at Harvard Law School focusing on environmental law. Previously worked for the Environmental Protection Agency as a tribal liaison for the Waste Management Division in San Francisco.
2006 MA Pursuing a PhD from UC Santa Barbara in Geography.
2006 Sc B Project Analyst at Environmental Defense Fund.
2006 MA Researcher at the Uzbek Academy of Sciences and an environmental expert at the UNDP office in Uzbekistan.
2006 MA Vice Chair for the Committee on Sustainable Energy in the Town of Concord, MA.
2006 MA Currently Project Director for Mass Audubon's Shaping the Future Community Outreach and Assistance Program, formerly Director of Programs for Design Trust for Public Space.
2006 AB Head of Production at
2006 AB Member of the Common Vision fruit tree crew.
2006 AB Immediately after graduation traveled to Ecuador to promote health education through clowning.
2006 Sc B Working at GreenOrder, a sustainability strategy and management consulting firm.
2006 AB Research Analyst at Health Research and Analysis
2006 AB Attending graduate school in sociology at UC Berkeley.
2006 AB Greenpeace Student Network Coordinator on the Kleercut campaign.
2006 AB Olympic athlete competing in the steeplechase.
2006 MA Gwynns Falls Trail Program Coordinator for the Parks & People Foundation in Baltimore and Research Assistant with Johns Hopkins Center for a Liveable Future.
2006 MA Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse Coordinator at the Northeast Waste Management Official's Association.
2005 AB Worked for a small consulting firm in New York City that specializes in advocacy and communications around global health issues and co-founded a nonprofit that teaches New York City high schoolers about human rights and how to effectively advocate for social and policy change.
2005 AB Research Associate at the Environmental Law Institute.
2005 Sc B Research Technician at Harvard University.
2005 Sc B Staff Scientist at SCS Engineers.
2005 AB Works with NRDC’s “Biogem” program in Chilean Patagonia.
2005 AB Attended Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
2005 MA Environmental analyst at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
2005 MA Worked for three years as an Environmental Planner before pursuing doctorate at UCSB.
2005 MA Stay-at-home-mom and organizer of urban garden projects.
2005 Sc B Graduate student in biology at UMass Boston.
2005 MA Former Energy Coordinator for Clean Water Action.
2005 AB Manager of development projects, including research, at the Khadijah Bint Khuwailid Businesswomen Center, a women’s lobbying and empowerment organization; founder of Recycle Your City, a not-for-profit environmental organization promoting recycling practices, raising awareness, and lobbying for sustainable solid waste management practices in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.