Graduates of the B.S. in Environmental Sustainability program are drawn to a variety of types of environmental work. Here are updates from some of our alumni:
Liz Jones (Class of 2013)
After completing her master's degree in marine ecosystems at the University of Miami, Liz is now working as the lead marine scientist at Cummins Cederberg Coastal and Marine Engineering, a company specializing in consulting and engineering in the marine and coastal environments. She performs aquatic and terrestrial biological assessments in the field by snorkel or SCUBA. Such resource assessments are conducted to identify species of concern that may be located within project sites, including corals, seagrasses, mangroves and marine mammals. She also prepares federal, state and county environmental permits and coordinates with such agencies to ensure environmental and regulatory compliance. Additionally, she drafts analytical and technical reports so that conservation principles are applied to all coastal and marine engineering projects.
Samuel Lindenmuth (Class of 2012)
Sam is the Field Manager at The Anthill Farm, a 35-acre permaculture farm that grows annual vegetables as well as fruit and nut orchards (chestnut, hazelnut, pears, peaches, and apples), beef cattle, and poultry. He oversees the farm's crew of interns and employees as well as the majority of farm tasks from seed to harvest. His work includes training new employees, planting seeds, transplanting starts, weeding, pruning, and harvesting. Additionally he estimates weekly yields, allowing the farm to work closely with local restaurants and health food stores. He personally manages the farm's chicken flock both for meat and eggs on a pasture system, and the farm's beef herd is moved to fresh sections of grass daily. Sam reports that his job requires patience and intensive problem solving skills--the days are long and conditions can be rough but he says that's life on the frontline of today's food revolution!