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Marketing manager Olivia Wang (MES `16) was headed toward a career in journalism when she decided to pursue an environmental studies education and become a sustainability advocate.

Living at the intersection of communication and science to advocate for sustainability

Marketing manager Olivia Wang (MES `16) was headed toward a career in journalism when she decided to pursue an environmental studies education and become a sustainability advocate.

Nina Smoker (Master of Environmental Studies `18)

Supporting the human side of environmental health

Environmental consultant Nina Smoker (MES ‘18) supplemented her science background with health studies and strong communication skills.

When the water rises, build a better bridge

When the water rises, build a better bridge

For environmental consultant Becky Lyne (MES `10), tackling complex environmental problems means balancing the interests of public funds with those of natural resources.

Looking at the law of the land from a global environmental perspective

Looking at the law of the land from a global environmental perspective

With an established career in law, Adam Zebryk (MES ’16) sought environmental expertise to better understand the needs of his clients—companies with sites all over the world.

Hands-on learning and interdisciplinary expertise prepared Izzy Castiglioni (MES ’20) to do what she loves best: protecting environmental resources in her home state.

Bringing home a broad perspective on resource management

Hands-on learning and interdisciplinary expertise prepared Izzy Castiglioni (MES ’20) to do what she loves best: protecting environmental resources in her home state.

Kim Quick (Master of Environmental Studies ‘15

Looking on the bright side of sustainability with a Penn alumna and instructor

Sustainability and positive psychology go hand in hand, says alumna and instructor Kim Quick (MES ’15). It’s about doing the most good.

Mollie Simon

A Penn alumna cultivates a career in environmental communication

Communicating science is a little like translating, says Mollie Simon (MES ‘19). MES coursework provided her a broad knowledge base to understand and share energy research.

Environmental justice is everything, says Dr. Katera Moore

Environmental justice on the ground with a Penn alumna and instructor

Katera Moore (MES ’06) returns to Penn to teach best practices in partnering with local communities to foster meaningful participation.

“Experience is the best teacher,” says Sally Willig.

For this geologist, teaching in Penn’s Master of Environmental Studies is a field day

Sally Willig believes that experience is the best teacher, so she encourages getting hands-on with the environment—wherever you happen to be.

Practicing environmental resilience and adaptation with a Penn alumnus-turned-instructor

John A. Miller (MES ’18) has worked in floodplain management as both an engineer and a government liaison. Now he shares his lessons learned as an instructor.

Food for thought from an agricultural sustainability leader

Linda Froelich, global sustainability director at FMC, brings deep expertise in the agriculture industry to her new Master of Environmental Studies course.

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