Student & Alumni Stories

Richa Desai, MES '17

Sustainability Director, Sabert Corporation

Discover more about tailoring your curriculum in the MES program and explore Richa’s global corporate sustainability project with UNICEF.
Akudo Ejelonu, MPH ’17/MES ’18/MA '19
Akudo Ejelonu, MPH ’17/MES ’18/MA '19

PhD candidate, Demography and Population Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Learn about the dual degree program that provided Akudo opportunities to make connections between fields, professions, countries, and identities.
Alison Fetterman, MES '16

Bird Conservation Associate and Northeast Motus Project Manager, Willistown Conservation Trust

Hear more about field studies, program flexibility and peer connections from Alison, a passionate ornithologist.
David Groff, MES '16

Research Assistant, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Learn how David’s MES experience took him to thrilling field locations, including Puerto Rico, for his concentration in environmental biology.
Greg Kelder, MES '10

Environmental Division SVP and Head of Claims, Great American Insurance Group

Explore global opportunities through Greg, who traveled to Jordan, Stockholm and Antarctica during his time in the MES program.
Kristen King, MES/MEng/MS ’17
Kristen King, MES/MEng/MS ’17

Sustainability Director, Ardagh Group

Explore how our multi-master’s program allowed Kristen to draw on every element of her interdisciplinary education in China, France, and the US.
John Miller, MES '18

Mitigation Liaison, FEMA

Get a front row seat to environmental policy-making with John, who worked with the US Senate and Congress during two different presidential administrations.
Gee Paeger, MES ’18
Gee Paeger, MES ’18

Energy Efficiency Program Analyst, Philadelphia Gas Works

Read how by charting his course of study, Gee discovered new passions and an opportunity to unite them in a fulfilling professional role.
Sam Royer, MES ’19
Sam Royer, MES ’19

Penn Park Supervisor, University of Pennsylvania 

Read how Sam enhanced his landscaping experience with environmental science, giving him a new perspective on Penn’s urban landscape.
Sam Scott, MES '15

Associate, Latham and Watkins

Hear how the interdisciplinary nature of the MES program helped Sam discover his career calling in environmental law and policy.
Octavia Sun, MES ’18
Octavia Sun, MES ’18

Corporate Social Responsibility Analyst Associate, Bank of the West

Discover how Octavia is turning her sustainability research into a platform to discuss environmentally conscious practices in the apparel industry.
Xuantong (Tony) Wang, MES ‘16

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Get a global perspective on the MES program from Tony Wang, whose Resource Management concentration research focused on water scarcity solutions.
Frederik Wouda Kuipers, MES ’18
Frederik Wouda Kuipers, MES ’18

Junior Analyst, BidEnergy

See how Frederik program internships allowed him to research sustainable strategies for electric vehicles and municipal energy use.

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Photo of Marina Battle Rullo (MES ’23)

MES in the Community

A building doesn’t exist in a bubble, says Marina Battle Rullo (MES ’23); as a sustainability consultant for an architecture firm, she can weigh in on energy, water, and community impacts that add up over time.