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Environmental Studies Alumni

As host to one of the oldest Environmental Studies programs in the country, Dickinson has a strong, diverse network of alumni in the environmental and sustainability fields. Many of our alumni stay in touch with the ENST department's current faculty, students and with fellow alumni via email updates, social networking, reunions and campus visits. Whether you are a student looking for career advice or an alum who is hoping to connect with old friends and colleagues, the dynamic network of ENST alumni can serve as an important resource for you.

Alumni Survey

The ENST Alumni Survey is now open! Please fill out the ENST Alumni Survey by June 19th to be included in our upcoming Summer 2024 newsletter!

Alumni Newsletter

The 2022 Environmental Studies Alumni Newsletter is available in PDF format for online viewing.

Job, Internship, and Graduate Program Blog

Need help searching for internships, jobs, and graduate programs related to your degree? Check out the new ENST job, internship and graduate program blog called ENSTOpportunities! The blog will be updated regularly with new jobs, internships, and graduate programs as we recieve them. If you are now an employer and want to share a   job listing or graduate program to the blog, please contact Academic Tech Liz Burke at


Stay Connected

Visit the ENST department website each semester to learn what's new in the department and here at Dickinson. See what we have planned for the Earth Issues seminar series and contact us if you would like to serve as a presenter. "Like" us on our NEW Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. Stop by or email the ENST department technician if you are passing through Carlisle. We would love to hear from you!

Dickinson's Advising, Internships & Career Center provides resources for alumni to learn about environmental job opportunities and advertise openings to Dickinson students and fellow alumni. Explore Dickinson's Alumni page for more information on Homecoming, Alumni Weekend and other opportunities to stay connected with the campus community and fellow graduates.

Featured Alumni

Alumni, we want to feature YOU! Do you have new career exploits, degrees, or adventures you want to share? Email Academic Tech Liz Burke to get featured on our alumni page down below. Your stories can help show Dickinsonians what they are able to achieve with their degree! 

Paige Baisley '20 

Alum Paige Baisley standing in front of a posterPaige Baisley is starting their second year as a PhD student at Michigan State University in Crop and Soil Science studying alfalfa autotoxicity.








Tess Healy '20

Tess, left, is sitting beside another individual at a tableTess Healy is the Communications & Engagement Specialist at Johns Hopkins University Office of Sustainability. The photo to the left is of Tess at Johns Hopkins Sustainability Symposium.








Muhajir Lesure ' 20

Muhajir is standing is front of one of his bulletin boards in his classroomI am currently in my 2nd year as a science instructor/educator at a high school in New Jersey (The photo is from when we kicked off the school year). I finished my Masters in Climate Science in Fall of 2021, and shortly after started my career in Science Education. I currently teach 9th grade Physics, and this past school year I taught 11th grade Chemistry and 9th grade Biology. My journey in education has allowed me to exercise what I learned whilst at Dickinson and Columbia, and continue to learn scientific pedagogy in pursuit of educating black and brown youth STEM-focused content, specifically in my very hometown. In the fall of 2023, I am applying for PhD programs in Education and programs in Teaching and Learning at NYU and Columbia University.


Karan Shakya '20

Shakya standing outside in a coatKaran is a fourth year PhD student at the Ohio State’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics department. He is studying the effects of seasonal and natural shocks in poor-income settings, and examining how households adapt to and recover from these stressors.






Alicia Murphy '19

Alicia Murphy is in front of a backdrop of plantsAlicia is a second year Master of Public Health student at The Ohio State University College of Public Health specializing in Environmental Health Sciences. While at OSU, Alicia joined Dr. Mark H. Weir’s Engineering Better Decisions Laboratory where she researches water quality issues. Prior to attending OSU, Alicia worked at ICF for three years in their Health Sciences Portfolio.Through the course of her time there she had the opportunity to work on projects for the U.S. EPA’s Office of Water and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ National Toxicology Program. Fun Fact! Alicia is getting married to Alex Myers ‘19 this summer!




Jacqueline Goodwin '17

Portrait of Jacqueline GoodwinJackie is the Assistant Director of the Workplaces Division at Urban Green Lab, a Nashville-based nonprofit that teaches communities how to live sustainably. She works with organizations to educate on topics like climate change, food waste, and environmental justice. Jackie also runs B Tennessee, the local chapter of the B Corp Movement, which advocates for B Corp Certification. She serves on the board of the Nashville Social Enterprise Alliance and the Mayor's Sustainability Advisory Committee and is a member of Tennessee Women in Green. Jackie was recently a finalist in the sustainability category of the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards.




Andy Vargas '16

Andy Vargas is wearing a suit and tie in a portrait photoAndy Vargas is Senior Vice President at Mercury's D.C. office where he specialized in governmental relations, public affairs, stakeholder outreach, and state and governmental affairs. 







More Alumni Features coming soon!