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Garrett Goto

Garrett Goto, MESM 2019

Alumni Stories

  • Garrett Goto

    Garrett Goto, MESM 2019

    Hired even before he graduated, Garrett Goto is developing global aquaculture strategy at the Center for Oceans at Conservation International.

  • Woman and two men canoeing in ocean

    Karen Askeland-Elliff, MESM 2016

    The attraction to protect pristine waterways drives Karen Askeland-Elliff's career as a water resources planner and environmental scientist.

  • Man places head next to model of "neanderthal man" at museum

    Adam Jorge, MESM 2015

    From studying agricultural pollution to working as a coordinator for the Clean Water Act, Adam Jorge talks about the journey to an EPA career.

  • Woman standing in shallow river

    Natalie Shahbol, MESM 2018

    Her group project studying the impact of pesticides on water quality and endangered fish led to a research fellowship with the EPA, and later to a job with the World Wildlife Fund.

  • Woman stands in front of landscape with windmills and water

    Roxanne Diaz, MESM 2018

    Roxanne Diaz used the power of networking to land a dream job in the Netherlands working on global freshwater issues with the World Fish Migration Foundation.

  • Smiling woman passenger on plane

    Lindsey Peavey Reeves, PhD 2016

    With the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Lindsey conducts research and translates this important information for public education.

  • Smiling woman on bench in front of greenery

    Lexie Bell, MESM 2008

    No stranger to the job hunt during uncertain economic times, Lexie Bell credits the Bren approach to networking for the path that led her to the Morro Bay National Estuary Program.

  • Kate Burchenal

    Kate Burchenal, MESM 2018

    Kate Burchenal turned her passion for the West's unique water management issues into a career in grantmaking for watershed health programs.

  • Hiking man with baby in backpack, city in distance

    Joel Cesare, MESM 2012

    An advocate for bold thinking, Joel Cesare makes sustainable building decisions for Google locations around the world.

  • Smiling man in front of a beer tap

    Jaime Dietenhofer, MESM 2002

    Using the management and problem solving skills learned at Bren, Jaime Dietenhofer has co-founded a successful -and sustainable- Central Coast brewery.

  • Smiling woman stands on a brick path

    Jennifer DuBuisson, MESM 2008

    The true breadth of skills Jennifer DuBuisson learned in the MESM program help her be an effective leader and collaborator at LEGO.

  • Woman riding bicycle on dirt trail

    Elissa Foster, MESM 2005

    At Patagonia, Elissa Foster helps the company make responsible decisions to meet their high standards for sustainable apparel.

  • Woman charging an electric vehicle

    Heather Hochrein, MESM 2016

    Heather Hochrein shares her experience launching a successful electric vehicle charge-share business from her Eco-E Project at Bren.

  • John Onderdonk

    From Class Chair to Dean's Council

    From Class Chair to Dean's Council, John Onderdonk (MESM '03) remains a stalwart supporter of the Bren community

  • Drone view of booths at street fair in Los Angeles

    Promoting Energy Efficiency through Strategic Storytelling

    With support from Southern California Edison, BrenComm students developed an outreach strategy for clean energy programs

  • Close up ocean wave

    Developing the Roadmap to Tackling Microplastics

    Apparel giants, non-profits, and academics convene around understanding microfiber pollution