Environmental Studies and Environmental Science Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2023

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Sophie Walsh

Hometown: Yarmouth, Maine
Graduate School: University of Brighton
Field of study: MSc in geographic information systems and environmental management
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
I feel more prepared than I ever expected to start the rest of my life after graduation and owe a lot of it to my Dickinson education. The opportunity to study abroad and to choose courses outside of my major allowed me to gain a lot of technical skills and find my own niche interests and passions. The ability to work in the GIS lab during the week on a large project has given me credible skills to put on my resume and prepare myself for graduate school.
Internship Experience

Grace Messimer

Hometown: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Majors: environmental studies, political science 
Graduate School: Cardozo School of Law
Field of study: law
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
I think I am prepared to continue my education in law school because of the work I have done in classes and thanks to the professors I have worked closely with in my time at Dickinson. I am also thankful for my internships as they have helped me choose a path in public service. 
Internship Experience
  • Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM), Dickinson College, watershed coordinator
  • 2022-23 academic year, CCLA Community Engagement Fellow, Dickinson College,  student coordinator

Fang Mendoza

Hometown: Escondido, California
Majors: environmental studies, history
Employer: Teach for America 
Job title: Dobbins Murrell CTE High School 9th grade math teacher
Graduate School: University of Pennsylvania
Field of study: Urban Teaching Residency program

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

By helping me create networks and meaningful connections between my peers and professors.    

Internship Experience

  • Nature Collective, Encinitas. Calif.

Anna Burke

Hometown: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Major: environmental studies
Employer: BB&N School
Job title: teacher
Graduate School: Lesley University
Field of study: elementary education
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
Studying abroad, and working for the College Farm.
Internship Experience
  • Externship, Nobles & Greenough School, Massachusetts.

Aidan McGuire

Hometown: Mendham, New Jersey
Majors: educational studies, environmental studies
Employer: The Malvern School of Robbinsville
Job title: head preschool teacher
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson helped me develop critical thinking skills and gave me the confidence and experience to enter the real world.
Internship Experience
  • Virtual school, assistant daycare teacher

Westley Lennon

Hometown: Princeton, New Jersey
Major: environmental studies 
Employer: Far Hills Country Day School
Job title: teacher associate
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson has helped me grow as a learner and worker. I have gained so much knowledge and interpersonal skills that will help me in all parts of life.
Internship Experience
  • Summers 2021 and 2022, Mercer County Park Commission, Mercer County, N.J., seasonal naturalist

Nickolas Bradbury

Hometown: Dover, New Hampshire
Majors: history, environmental studies
Graduate School: Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington
Field of study: public administration in environmental policy
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
Going abroad to Norwich, England with the Dickinson-UEA program was truly life-changing. Having the opportunity to make new friends and study in a different country for six months at no additional cost is just an unmatched experience. History classes with Professor of History; W. Gibbs McKenney Chair in International Education Karl Qualls might be a close second, as his high expectations strong support was a fantastic way to expand my ability as a writer and thinker, and will definitely help me in whatever I choose to do in the future.
Internship Experience
  • Dickinson College, ALLARM, summer watershed coordinator 

Elizabeth Cassell

Hometown: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Majors: earth sciences, environmental sciences 
Employer: Sevenson Environmental Services 
Job title: project engineer
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
The courses I took and the dedication from my professors allowed me to learn the knowledge I needed to get the job I wanted out of college. 
Internship Experience
  • Union Quarries, Carlisle, Pa. 




Published April 25, 2023