Class of 2009 - MESM Job Placement

Class of 2009 MESM graduates found initial job placement in the following positions, organizations, and geographic locations:  

Job Title

Organization Name



Fish and Wildlife Biologist

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Ventura, CA

Knauss Marine Policy Legislative Fellow

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Sea Grant
Washington DC

Assistant Project Manager

Bureau of Land Management
Carlsbad, NM

Biologist I

Tetra Tech EM, Inc.
Nashville, TN

Associate Environmental Consultant

ICF International
Denver, CO

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar

Rotary Foundation
Hauatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico

Biological Science Environmental Manager

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
San Francisco, CA

Environmental Science Project Manager

Berkeley, CA

Staff Environmental Scientist

Entrix, Inc.
Santa Barbara, CA

Watershed Coordinator

Yamhill Basin Council
McMinnville, OR


United Nations
New York, NY

Air Compliance Monitor

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Little Rock, AR

Senior Analyst

Cadmus Group
Portland, OR

Communication and External Relations Manager

Stanford University, Program on Food Security and the Environment
Stanford, CA

Research Associate

Clean Agency
Pasadena, CA

Program Assistant

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders
Santa Barbara, CA


PE International
Stuttgart, Germany

Program Associate

Energy Independence Now
Santa Barbara, CA


Ventura County Watershed Protection District
Ventura, CA

California Sea Grant Fellowship

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Monterey CA

Environmental Sustainability & LCA Analyst

Franklin Associates
Prairie Village, KS

Program Associate

Washington, DC

Environmental Educator

Chewonki Foundation
Wiscasset, ME

Energy Efficiency Program Manager

Maryland Energy Administration
Annapolis, MD

Marine Debris Coordinator

San Diego Coastkeeper
San Diego, CA


Oakland, CA

Marketing Manager

Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens
Santa Barbara, CA

Multi-Media Intern

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars - Environmental Change and Security Program
Washington, DC

Natural Resources Specialist

Bureau of Reclamation
Folsom, CA

Fishery Biologist

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service
Long Beach, CA

River Restoration Specialist

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service
Santa Rosa, CA

Commercial Transactions Associate

Clipper Windpower Inc.
Carpinteria, CA

Chief Sustainability Officer

Sun (re)construction
Santa Barbara, CA  

Political Committee Member

Sierra Club
St. Louis, MO

Proposal Writer

Clipper Windpower Inc.
Carpinteria, CA

Project Specialist

Santa Barbara, CA

Project Manager

Sustainable Conservation 
San Francisco, CA

Environmental Scientist, II

Tetra Tech, Water Resources Group
San Diego, CA

Associate Contracting Agent - Supply Management Department

Sempra Energy Utilities 
San Diego, CA

Manager of Ecosystem Service Metrics

Conservation International: TEAM Network
Santa Barbara, CA
with frequent trips to Tanzania and DC

Natural Resource Specialist - Presidential Management Fellows Program

US Forest Service, Region 5
Vallejo, CA


Lisa Wise Consulting, Inc.
San Luis Obispo, CA

Water Quality Specialist

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Santa Ynez, CA

Research Specialist

Conservation International/The Nature Conservancy
Santa Barbara, CA

LEED Program Manager

University of California, Santa Barbara - Physical Facilities Division
Santa Barbara, CA

Coastal Management Fellowship

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
San Francisco, CA 

Environmental Regulatory Compliance Analyst

Lockheed Martin
Santa Barbara, CA

Coral Reef Management Fellow, Climate Change LAS Coordinator

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Taputimu, American Samoa

Chief, Environmental Conservation Division

Environmental Management, Edwards Air Force Base
Edwards Air Force Base, CA

Senior Environmental Technician

BCI Engineers and Scientists, on-site consultant at the St. Johns River Water Management District
Palatka, FL

Conservation Fellow

Packard Foundation - Western Conservation Program
Folsom, CA


The City Project
Los Angeles, CA

Touring Researcher

Julie's Bicycle - helping the music industry cut greenhouse gas emissions
London, United Kingdom

IMSG contractor for the NOAA Restoration Center

IMSG (IMSG is technically her employer but all of her work is for NOAA)
Carlsbad, CA

Environmental Engineer

U.S. Air Force
Palmdale, CA

Program Officer and Writer

Nature & Culture International
San Diego, CA

Scientist 1

CH2M Hill 
Edwards Air Force Base, CA

Team Lead, Client Services

Santa Barbara, CA