Graduates

Numerous job opportunities exist for well-educated Environmental Studies majors.

Potential career choices include environmental law, public service, federal or state government natural resource or regulatory agencies, environmental consulting, industrial hygiene, elementary and secondary education, engineering, and technical support. Positions in the fields of air quality, water quality, hydrogeology, geology, private industry including waste management or remediation, forestry, environmental conservation and restoration, and environmental citizen advocacy are possible with a strong preparation in environmental studies. Students can also pursue graduate study in an environmentally related field or in law. Some recent graduates and their careers (as of January 2011) include:

  • Stephen Alexander, Emergency Response and Environmental Remediation, Hepaco, Charlotte, NC
  • Troy Anderson, Chief, Asset Optimization, 1st Civil Engineer Squadron, Langley Air Force Base
  • Jody Aston, Water Quality Improvement Act Program Coordinator, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Richmond, VA
  • Matt Brim, Phytoplankton Monitoring Network Coordinator for the Atlantic Coast, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Tony Christhilf, Project Manager, Vista Environmental Inc., Ashland, VA
  • Mayjean Deem, Emory University, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, GA
  • Allison Dungan, Science Communicator, University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD
  • Heather Fleming, Environmental Specialist, Natural Resource Planner III, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Grayson Henderson, Environmental Scientist, Froehling & Robertson, Inc., Richmond, VA
  • Claire Hudson, 6th grade Mathematics and 7th grade Life Science Teacher, Pocahontas Middle School, Richmond, VA
  • Jeff Hudson, Vice President for Environmental Services, Froehling & Robertson, Richmond, VA
  • Mike Jones, Senior Program Manager, National Environmental Policy Act, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC, Mid-Atlantic
  • Brad Knisley, Regulatory and Certificates Analyst II, Dominion Transmission, Inc. (Interstate Gas Transmission Subsidiary of Virginia Dominion Power), Richmond, VA
  • Chris Moore, Science Advocate, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Norfolk, VA
  • Catherine Noyes, Master's of Environmental Management Student, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University (Concentration in Global Environmental Change)
  • Chris Reed, Pediatric Critical Care Transport Nurse, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Louis Renjel, Vice President, Strategic Infrastructure Initiatives (Federal Government and Environmental Issues), CSX Corp., Jacksonville, FL
  • Lauryn Ricketts, Chief Meteorologist, Channel 3, ABC, Winchester, VA
  • Adam Rountrey, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Department of Geological Sciences
  • Ben Rowe, Assistant Project Manager, The Alliance Group, Richmond, VA
  • Kate Sijthoff, Partnership Programs Liason, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
  • Jennifer Templeton, Federal Women's Program Manager, Soil Conservation Technician, United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service; Master of Science student, Virginia Tech, Agricultural and Life Sciences, Blacksburg, VA
  • Megan Wanzer/Blum, Environmental Manager or U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Office of Planning & Environment
  • Andrew Weatherly, Operations and Trail Naturalist, Appalachian Mountain Club, Highland Center at Crawford Notch, Bretton Woods, NH
  • Shannon White, Master of Science student, Virginia Tech, College of Natural Resources, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
  • Sherry Zangueneh, Civil Litigation and Family Law Attorney, Bromberg Rosenthal LLP, Rockville, MD.