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MES in the Community 2021

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.

Samanvitha Danda (MES ’20) envisioned a career in consulting, so she made the most of the flexible curriculum, internship opportunities, and networking.

A Master of Environmental Studies alumna powers up her career in sustainable energy

Samanvitha Danda (MES ’20) envisioned a career in consulting, so she made the most of the flexible curriculum, internship opportunities, and networking.