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Tyler Hassig '16 is a recent PCMI Alumni in Charleston, SC, currently involved in the Student Garden at Dixie Plantation.

Courtney Heuring '16 is a recent PCMI Alumni in Charleston, SC. 

Sarah Meyers is '16 is a recent PCMI Alumni in Charleston, SC, currently involved in the Student Garden at Dixie Plantation.


Lauren Brown '12 is working as a GIS Technician at Global Water Resources in Phoenix, AZ.

Chrissie Lanzieri '12 is working as a Terrapin Research and Sea Turtle Project Volunteer at US Fish and Wildlife Service

Jennifer Saunders '12 is working as an Assistant Language Teacher through Japan Exchange and Teaching Program(me) (JET), and is teaching at Kakogawa Higashi High School



Tera Keeler Baird '11 is a Biologist with the Coastal Program, a part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where she works with partners to protect and restore coastal habitats in South Carolina.

Jessi Breen '11 is in the Geography and Environmental Systems Ph.D. program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, working on the Ecosynth project.

Beth Donoghue '11 is currently an IS Science Instructor and Extended Day Coordinator at University School of the Lowcountry

Sarah Latshaw '11 received a NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship for 2011-2013 and is working in Charleston with the SC Department of Heath and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) to identify vulnerabilities and mitigate coastal hazards in South Carolina.  During her time as a student, she earned a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Tiffany Norton '11 and her internship work on a 'Battery to Beach' bike route has been featured in the Post and Courier.

Emma Paz '11 has accepted a position as Sustainability Coordinator and Biology/Environmental Science Teacher at Gunston Day School, a private, independent co-ed high school in Centreville, Maryland. Emma will be taking the lead in implementing sustainable practices on campus, as well as coordination of the school’s Chesapeake Bay Studies Program, taking advantage of the natural setting of the school's 31-acre campus along the Corsica river, which feeds into the Chesapeake Bay.

Aaron Petty '11 has moved to Texas, after working as a biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Tessa (Rattenbury) Henson '11 works as a Logistics and Analytics Consultant at Henson Logistics, LLC

Karen Thal '11 is a Ph.D. student in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at USC Columbia.

Ryan Wenzel '11 is currently a Certified Wildlife Biologist at Sabine & Waters, Inc.



Derek Buzhardt '10 is teaching at Fortis College as an adjunct faculty member.

Julia Carter '10 is teaching Middle School and Upper School science at Trident Academy in Mount Pleasant.

Jay Coady '10 is working as a Spatial Analyst with NOAA.

Guinn Garrett '10 has recently published some of her thesis results in a paper entitled "Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions in a Lowland Watershed: Source Contribution to Stream Flow" in the journal in Hydrological Processes. Guinn is a water resources agent for Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties with the Carolina Clear program and Clemson University Extension.

José Nuno Gonçalves '10 is employed as a Analyst / Home Energy Auditor with ICF International in Jackson, Michigan.

Meredith Green '10 is working as an Environmental Scientist at Mitigation Management in Georgia, and has had her internship work on bottlenose dolphin strandings published: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 124

Amy Gutierrez '10 is in Charleston and enjoying work (alongside other MES alumni and current students) at South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in the Shellfish Research Section.

Paul Haywood '10 is working for AMEC as a Biologist in Atlanta, GA, where his work includes wetland analysis, fish and plankton surveys, benthic invertebrate collections, and endangered species surveys.

Sarah Hunter '10 has moved to Annapolis, where she is employed as an Environmental Protection Specialist at Aarcher, Inc.

Kathy Kowalchick '10 (recently married to fellow MES alum Gabe Sataloff - congratulations, Kathy and Gabe!) is working as a Land Protection Assistant at the Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy. 

Jeff Kyer '10 has moved to Maine after working as a GIS Analyst at US Census Bureau

Andy Lassiter '10 is a Managing Partner at Flipper Finders Boat & Sea Kayak Tour Co.

Cameron Lowery '10 is Founder & CEO of Activibe in New York, NY.

Katie Luciano '10  is a Shellfish Research Technician at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. She has recently published an article about her work in the Capers Inlet, South Carolina.

Sarah Mooney '10 is pursuing her J.D. in Environmental Law at Vermont Law School. She has been working as a Legal Intern with the NOAA Office of General Counsel, and previously had been working for Stanford University's Center for Ocean Solutions, in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where she focused on the legal implications of coastal and marine spatial planning and taught an ocean policy course to Stanford graduate students.

Alan Moore '10 is living in Virigina, where he is the Director of Operations for Local Food Hub: Supporting the Vitality of Central Virginia's Small Farms.

Gwen (Richards) Dennis'10 is working for GEL Engineering LLC as an industrial hygiene technician.

Kate Skaggs '10 has received a NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship for 2010-2012 and will be working in Olympia, WA with the Washington State Department of Ecology on a project to provide tools and guidance to local governments to help them plan for rising sea levels. Kate's work was recently highlighted by the Department of Ecology.

Stefanie Simpson '10 has received her Peace Corps assignment and will be going to the Philippines as a Coastal Resource Management Extension Worker. Keep in touch with Stefanie through her blog!

Katie Snipes '10 is working in North Carolina as a Biological Technician with Audubon.

Benjamin Stone '10 is employed as a Biologist for the Shellfish Research Section at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in Charleston.

Michael Sutherland '10 is employed by the University of Colorado-Boulder's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and works with the Marine Geology and Geophysics Division at the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. His work focuses on the development of integrated coastal topographic-bathymetric digital elevation models in support of NOAA inundation modeling.



Craig Bachman '09 stays busy as a full time Chemistry & Physics teacher at Hanahan High School in the Berkeley County School District, and as a part time Adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the College of Charleston, and as a Seasonal/Summer Naturalist & Tour Guide for Nature Adventures Outfitters in Charleston.

Samm Bruce '09 is working as Coastal Communities Program Coordinator for SC Sea Grant Extension in Charleston.

Sarah Cech '09 is living in Ohio, where she works for the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes as a Natural Resource Specialist.

Maegan Cooper '09 is a Volunteer Coordinator with the Maryland Park Service for Patapsco Valley State Park.

Tyler Lawson '09 is teaching Biology at Lorain County Community College and at Baldwin Wallace University.

Emily Long '09 is a student in the Nursing school at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

Anna Martin '09 is a Fishery Scientist at the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council in Charleston, coordinating coral and ecosystem management plans.

Jennifer McCarthey Tyrrell '09 is staying busy as a MAPS Banding Station Manager and as the Database Coordinator for the Center for Birds of Prey, and as an Adjunct Professor of Biology at the Citadel, and as the full time manager of Wild Birds Unlimited in Charleston.

Chris McCoslin '09 is working as a Branded Fuels Specialist  at 7-Eleven Corporate Headquarters in Dallas, TX.

Jenn Scales '09 is the Program Manager for Keep Charleston Beautiful with the City of Charleston (see a recent article in the Syracuse Post-Standard for a look at the influence of the work Jenn is doing)

Nikki Seibert '09 has joined Lowcountry Local First as Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Program, Farm Fresh Food.

Gregg Swanson '09 is employed as a Biologist with the MARMAP program at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Research Institute in Charleston.

Bree Tomlinson '09 is working as a Public Information Specialist at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Rachel Worthen '09 is working as a GIS Specialist for the Arkansas Field Office of the Nature Conservancy.



Catherine Booker '08 is living in The Bahamas, where she is working as a Scientist / Field Representative for Community Conch.

Dany Burgess '08 is a Wildlife Biologist at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in Charleston.

Jayson Carey '08 is employed as a a staff scientist with Linebach and Funkhouser environmental consulting firm

Louisa (Carter) Staton '08 is a student at the Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia, where she is doing a PhD studying the evolution of geographic range limits in Southeastern endemic plant species, and the mitigation of conservation efforts for geographically limited species. More information about the lab where she works and her research is online!

Kim Counts '08 is working in Charleston as an Extension Agent in Natural Resources with Carolina Clear, a Clemson University Public Service Activities program that delivers comprehensive, targeted, regional stormwater education and involvement programming. .

Niall Cytryn '08 has been working as a Sustainable Design Specialist at the firm HOK in San Francisco.

Jason Daniels '08 has been working as Director of Professional Services at EyeCarePro

Tony Gonzalez '08 is with the Department of Defense - Army, where he is serving as the Executive Officer of the Interagency Directorate at HQ United States European Command.

Andrea (Gorno) Saccullo '08 is working as an Environmental Health Manager at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston.

Jenny Gossett '08 is working for Michael Baker Jr., Inc. as a Technical Specialist in Denver.

Brian Grabbatin '08 is pursuing his Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Kentucky. He is also a Physical Geography Instructor.

Jennifer Hawthorne '08 is working as an Environmental Engineer at Nucor Steel Berkeley.

Stefanie Huffer '08 is now studying law at the Charleston School of Law.

Ileana LaTorre-Torres '08 had an adventure! She rode a motorcycle with a sidecar through the Americas from Charleston to Tierra del Fuego, while raising awareness and funds to help street kids in Latin America to get education, food and clothing. Her trip has been written up in the Charleston City Paper - and her thesis work "Seasonal Rainfall-Runoff Relationships in a Lowland Forested Watershed in the Southeastern USA" has just been accepted for publication in Hydrological Processes.

Jason McMaster'08 is working as an Environmental Scientist at HDR Engineering

Michelle Pate '08 is working as a Marine Biologist/Database Manager at SC Department of Natural Resources, and recently had her thesis work published in the Southeastern Naturalist Journal:

S. Michelle Pate and McFee, W.E. (2012). Prey Species of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from South Carolina Waters., Southeastern Naturalist Volume 11(1):1-22.

Al Plan '08 is living in Homer, Alaska and working as a Math and Science Teacher at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Disctrict.

Blaik (Pulley) Keppler '08 is working at the SC Department of Natural Resources in Charleston as a Public Information Specialist.

Drew Ray '08 is now in a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Southern Mississippi, working at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, MS. The shrimp research project at the Cochran Aquaculture Center was recently featured in an ABC story (and video), an article on GulfLive, and an article in the SunHerald.

Stacy (Stefan) Ray '08 is working at NOAA / Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium / GulfQuest in Mobile, AL doing environmental outreach, extention and education.

Ludivine Renaud '08 is a PhD student in Molecular and Cellular Biology at MUSC

Reggie Reeves '08 is currently working as an Environmental Scientist at GEL Engineering

Gabe Sataloff '08 is a Geospactial Data Coordinator for IMSG Inc. at the NOAA Coastal Services Center.

Suzanne Whitney '08 is working on a Ph.D. at Texas State University Department of Biology.

Brittanie Young '08 a State NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) Manager for the National Guard.



Jessi (Adair) Shuler '07 is working as a Town Planner for the Town of Summerville.

William Brown '07 is employed as a Land Agent for Santee Cooper .

Jess Barton '07 is working for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation as the Virginia Grassroots Coordinator in Richmond, VA.

Emily Batts '07 is a Staff Geologist with CH2M HILL.

Bray Beltran '07 is a PhD student in Environmental Life Sciences at Arizona State University .

Jessica Berrio '07 is now a Climate Change Specialist at NOAA

David Betenbaugh '07 is working as a Coastal Climate Specialist at Research Planning Inc. in Columbia SC.

Inna (Burns) Moore '07 is a Archaeologist/GIS Specialist at Brockington and Associates.

Carrie Dixon '07 is working for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama as a Marine Science Educator.

Tracy (Duffy) Ramseur '07 is employed as the Development Coordinator for the City of Greenville, SC.

Erin Driscoll '07 is in the second year of her Ph.D. work in Zoology at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England. Her project on bovine tuberculosis in UK cattle is in full swing, and she says that she is seeing a lot of the English countryside!

Jordan Felber '07 is working as a Biologist II for the SCDNR in Charleston, SC.

Sara Goldman '07 is employed as a Biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in Charleston, SC.

Lindsay Goodwin '07 is a Coastal Management Specialist at the NOAA Coastal Services Center in Charleston.

David Joyner '07 is now working with the Virginia Department of Transportation as an Environmental Specialist II.

Kevin Kolmos '07 is a Wildlife Biologist with the Marine Resources Research Institute at the SC Department of Natural Resources .

Lauren Long '07 is a Coastal Conservation Specialist at the NOAA Coastal Services Center in Charleston, SC.

Ben Leigh '07 is working as an Energy Analyst at SPARC, LLC in Charleston.

Miranda McManus '07 is teaching Biology at the College of Charleston and Chemistry at Trident Technical College.

Mark Messersmith '07 is a Biologist with the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Liz (Mihalik) Hartje '07 is a Staff Scientist at Cardno Entrix

Matthew Pendleton '07 is a Geospatial Analyst at IM Systems Group working with NOAA.

Matt Perkinson '07 is working as a biologist for SCDNR at the Marine Resources Research Institute at Fort Johnson.

James Powell '07 is employed as a research biologist with NOAA's Marine Mammal Strandings and Life History Project in Charleston.

Heather Rain '07 is working for South Carolina DHEC's Bureau of Air Quality in Columbia, coordinating outreach programs for schools throughout South Carolina.

Rebecca Rockholt '07 is a science teacher at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, SC.

Andy Ruocco '07 is an Environmental Project Manager with Terracon.

Elizabeth Vernon (EV) Bell '07 is working as a Marine Education Specialist with the SC Sea Grant Consortium in Charleston .

Josh Young '07 is the Program Manager for the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Observations (IWGOO) Support Office at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.



Megan (Barkes) Lee '06 is the Business Manager at SECOORA in Charleston.

Athan Barkoukis '06 is the Executive Director for Sports, Cardiovascular & Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) in Cleveland, OH.

Jenn Beck '06 is employed as the Newfound Watershed Coordinator for the Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District in Asheville, North Carolina.

Lara Brock '06 currently works for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources as Wildlife Biologist II for the Algal Ecology Laboratory.

Jeremy Conkle '06 has received his PhD and is now a post-doc studying trace organic pollutants in soil and water in the Environmental Sciences Department at the University of California Riverside, in Riverside, CA.

Alan Flemming '06 is employed as an Environmental Engineer at Kennedy/Jenks Consultants.

Alison Floyd '06 is a first year law school student at Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont.

Sean Heath '06 is currently a Fish and Wildlife Biologist at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Jacksonville FL.

Charlie Kaufman '06 is 911/ GIS Analyst for Dorchester County.

Gabriella (Kirby) Bellamy '06 is working as an Environmental Scientist for Civil Engineering Consulting Services, Inc. a DBE/WBE Management Consulting Firm in Columbia, SC.

Dave Burdick '06 is a Biologist/Coastal GIS Specialist for the Guam Coastal Management Program.

Dave Lansbury '06 is living and working in the Washington, DC area.

Elizabeth Mullins '06 is working with the wetlands protection and permitting team for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Brooke (Pehr) Chakides '06 is a Coastal Management Specialist at the NOAA Coastal Services Center.

David Lansbury '06 is living in Charleston. His thesis work is on "Key Components for Facilitating Successful Watershed Conservation Initiatives".

Amy Scaroni '06 is working at the NOAA-National Sea Grant Office in Washington DC as a Program Analyst.

Laura Seraydarian '06 has moved to Boulder, Colorado, and is working as a Research Scientist with the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition.

Adam Sine '06 is working as an Educator at the SC Aquarium.

Bob Swarthout '06 is a Ph.D. student in the Natural Resources and Earth System Science Program at the University of New Hampshire.

Jenny Wiedower '06 is currently the K-12 Manager at The Center for Green Schools at U.S. Green Building Council



Sara Spring '05 is currently employed as an Ecological Consultant with ENCAP, Inc. in Sycamore, Illinois.

Jenny Wiedower '06 has taken a job as the Executive Director with the South Carolina Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Julie Binz '05 is an Environmental Educator at the Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center in Mt. Pleasant through the Sewee Assocation.

Christian Chamblee '05 is director of aquisitions at Ziff Properties, Inc.

Ryan Clarke '05 is employed as a GIS Analyst at EXP in Tallahassee, FL.

Roman Crumpton '05 is working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery as a Fishery Biologist.

Sadie Drescher '05 is a Watershed Planner at the Center for Watershed Protection in MD. She reports that "I joined the Center in March 2009 and focus on watershed restoration and protection techniques. Before coming to the Center, I worked for SC’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management in the Science and Policy Division and focused on stormwater, low impact development, translating science to management, and working with local stakeholders. I'm working on two Coastal Plain projects that are developing coastal watershed protection tools, finding local case studies to highlight, developing a coastal code checklist, and providing education and outreach. In addition, I'm helping a local community hold rain garden discussions and another local community to reduce trash in the face of a trash TMDL. I live in Baltimore, Maryland, and enjoy exploring the area, volunteering in the community, and visiting family and friends whenever possible."

"Research and Policy Implications for Watershed Management in the Atlantic Coastal Plain" was published in Coastal Management Volume 39, Issue 3, 2011

Sarah Falkowski '05 is employed as and Education Coordinator at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (part of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection) in Naples, FL.

Sarah (Griffin) Fraser '05 currently works for The Nature Conservancy as a Land Steward in Asheville, NC.

Sarah (Habrun) Williams '05 is working as a Biologist at the SC Department of Natural Resources in the Algal Ecology Lab. She is currently working on the AVM disease, as described in a recent article.

Liza Johnson '05 is Oceans and Coasts staff in Washington, DC, working at the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary and at the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

Angela Jones '05 has joined GreenFaith's National Fellowship Program. She is one of 25 Fellows in the 2011 Class who will receive training at three residential retreats in New Jersey, monthly webinars, and extensive reading covering subjects of eco-theology, "greening"the operation of institutions, environmental advocacy, and environmental justice. Upon graduating, she will join the Fellowship's alumnae network and mentor other emerging leaders in this field. GreenFaith is an organization that inspires, educates, and mobilizes people of diverse religious backgrounds to deepen their relationship with the sacred in nature and to take action for the earth.

Jeanette Klopchin '05 now works for the University of Florida Honey Bee Research Extension Laboratory as the lead Research Technician and Labratory Manager .

Deb Laska Middleton '05 reports that she is currently a Science/Chemistry high school teacher at First Baptist Church School.

Sara (Litchult) Spring '05 is living in Illinois, where she is a middle school science teacher at Fox River Country Day School in Elgin. She and her husband report that Jackson is now a big brother - his little sister Charlie Rose was born last fall.

Mary-Catherine Martin '05 is working as a Fisheries Technician for the SCDNR Freshwater Fisheries Program. She is also engaged in shorebird surveys for the Cape Ro Wildlife Refuge.

Keith McCullough '05 works as an Interpretive Naturalist with the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission at the Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel, South Carolina. He is currently playing mandolin in the bluegrass band the Bluestone Ramblers.

Sarah McGuire '05 is the Education Coordinator at the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Williamsburg, VA.

Kristan McKinne Stengel '05 is a Communications Analyst at the ELAM Program at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Chrissy (Smith) Matthews '05 is currently employed as an Environmental Health Manager for the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.

William Strosnider '05 has taken a position as an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Program at Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania, and is Director of the Center for Watershed Research & Service there.

Rachel (Teller) Czar '05 is living in Maui, Hawai‘i, where she is the owner of Upcountry Academics, a professional tutoring service.

Laxminath Tumburu '05 is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the National Research Council, and living in Corvallis, Oregon. His thesis work is being published in an article forthcoming in Chemosphere : Effects of endosulfan exposure and Taura Syndrome Virus infection on the survival and molting of the marine penaeid shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei

Ph.D. student at Wright State University in Fairborn, OH.

Lisa Vandiver '05 is a Marine Habitat Restoration Specialist at the NOAA Restoration Center in Charleston.

James Weeg, P.G. '05 is employed as a Project Geologist with Advent Environmental, Inc. working on environmental remediation and geotechnical projects, and recently recieved his Professional Geologist License.

Lisa (Wilson) Shealy '05 is a Conservation Planner at the Lowcountry Open Land Trust, a land conservation organization that is focused on preserving natural and rural land along the coastal plain of South Carolina.

Andrew Wunderley '05 graduated from Charleston Law School and is now working as the Legal Affairs Coordinator for Charleston Waterkeeper.



Kellie (Ballenger) Bass '04 is working as the Southeastern Sales Manager for CMARK International, INC.

Paul Berland '04 is the Projects Director for the Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D),Inc. in Decorah, Iowa.

Nick Boeschen '04 is an Advisor for Anderson Insurance Associates in Charleston.

Julia Byrd '04 is a Wildlife Biologist III at the SCDNR Office of Fisheries Management.

Justin Core '04 is the Lands Director for Kiawah Island Natural Habitat Conservancy in Charleston.

Katherina Diemer '04 is working an Environmental Scientist with URS Corporation.

Joe Dukes '04 is working as a Commercial & Personal Lines Property & Casualty Insurance Agent at Atlantic Shield Insurance Group in Mt. Pleasant.

Scott Harder '04 is a Hydrologist/Geologist III with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in Columbia.

Joanna Harrington '04 is employed as an Environmental Specialist by Rummel, Klepper, & Kahl, LLP in Raleigh, NC.

Jonathan Hopkins '04 works as an Environmental Scientist with Geosciences Design Group, LLC in Nashville, TN.

Tommy Linstroth '04 is the Founder and Principal at Trident Sustainability Group in Savannah, GA, and he had a book published by the University of Vermont Press: Local Action: The New Paradigm in Climate Change Policy. Tommy also reports that the local chapter of the US Green Building Council that he has started in Savannah is still growing, with already more than 100 members.

Krista (Bunker) McCraken '04 is an Environmental Scientist at the NOAA Coastal Services Center.

Lauren Melzack '04 is living in British Columbia, and is working in the field of addictions counseling ( you can see her place of employment on the May 25, 2009 "Intervention" on A+E).

M. Todd Milam '04 is a Project Scientist for Environmental Services, Inc in Raleigh, N.C.

Tom Pullaro '04 works for the Center for the Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research in Charleston as a Research Associate.

Megan (Rekow) Gibney '04 is working as a Program Associate at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in Washington, DC.

Stephen Schabel, Jr. '04 is working at The Center for Birds of Prey as the Director of Education.

Chrissa (Stroh) Waite '04 is employed with The Baldwin Group as a Coastal Management Specialist at the NOAA Coastal Services Center.

Katie Zimmerman '04 is the Air and Water Quality Project Manager for the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League.



Jason Abercrombie '03 is a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Brie (Kessler) Bierman '03 is Coordinator for the Triangle District Council of The Urban Land Institute in Apex, NC.

Tiffany Hays Borsch '03 is teaching at the Friends Select School in Philadelphia, PA. She was named the 2007 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher for the state of Pennsylvania by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Tiffany was recently filmed for a promotional piece on The Oprah Winfrey Network, regarding her work in sustainability education:

Stacy Brooks '03 is an Attorney at Brooks Law Chillicothe in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Leslie Burdett '03 is working as a Biologist in the Marine Mammal Program for NOAA in Charleston.

Alicia Carvajal '03 is at MUSC, working as the Nurse Educator of Pediatric Ambulatory Care clinics.

Jeff Cook '03 is employed as an Environmental Health Manager (Stormwater Quality) with SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Erica Cunningham '03 is working as civilian with the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, where she is an Ecologist in Environmental Security

Lindsay (White) Fairchilds '03 is employed as the Coastal Region Coordinator for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Land and Water Division in Charleston.

Liz Fairey '03 is an Environmental Scientist/Program Analyst for NOAA-NMFS in Greenbelt, MD.

Robin (Adams) Glenn '03 is enjoying life in Florida and teaching college courses online.

Marian (Dicas) Hanisko '03 is a Coastal Management Specialist for the NOAA Coastal Services Center in Mississippi.

Zac Hart '03 is a Coastal Management Specialist for NOAA Coastal Services Center.

Aimee (Hardman) Morrow '03 is the Environmental Health Manager for SC DHEC in Greenville.

Katherine Owens '03 is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Government at the University of Hartford, CT.

Tom Putney '03 is a Hydrogeologist for General Engineering & Environmental in Charleston.

Kate (Scharstein) Taylor '03 is the Program Coordinator II for MUSC Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Allergy & Clinical Immunology in Charleston.

Shannon Simpson '03 is a Program Analyst with NOAA's National Coral Reef Conservation Program.

Susannah Sheldon '03 works as the Assistant Director for Program Management for the SC Sea Grant Consortium.

Sara (Everett) Stamp '03 works as the Regional Planner for the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission in Virginia.

Laura (Goldfarb) Swingle '03 is working as an Environmental Law Attorney at Jackson Kelly PLLC in Charleston, WV.

Johnathan Thigpen '03 is working as an Energy and Sustainability Analyst for HydroGeoLogic, Inc. and the Department of Defense in Arlington, VA.

Glenn VonRosenberg '03 owns Barefoot Floors, LLC - a business that he started in Charleston.

Bethney Ward '03 is a Fishery Biologist for NOAA Coastal Services Center in Charleston.

Jennifer Pyzoha Warf '03 is an Environmental Planner for AMEC Earth & Environmental, a firm providing multi-disciplined solutions covering all aspects of environmental services, geotechnical engineering, infrastructure, materials testing and engineering and water resource services, in the Indianapolis, IN office. Jen's thesis work was published in the journal "Hydrological Processes": Pyzoha, J.E., T.J. Callahan, G. Sun, C.C. Trettin, and M. Miwa. 2007. "A conceptual hydrologic model for a forested Carolina bay depressional wetland on the Coastal Plain of South Carolina, USA." Hydrological Processes (in press).

Wendy Wicke '03 is an M.S. Candidate in Physician Assistant Studies at A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ.

Sara (Saksewki) Windjue '03 works for the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP), University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point as the Energy Education Specialist. Sara was recently published in Solar Today (June 2010), writing the cover story "Teacher Training: A Road to the Future" on the Wisconsin KEEP program.
          Sara has also been doing some traveling. She was requested by Earth Passengers, an environmental education organization in Taiwan, to participate in a three-day teacher workshop in Nantou, Taiwan. At the workshop, teachers used KEEP materials to learn how they can infuse energy education into their curriculums. The Delta Education Foundation sponsored the workshop for 58 elementary and middle school teachers from all over the island. Sara presented the teachers with KEEP’s conceptual framework and engaged them in activities focused on why we need energy, developing energy resources, the effects of energy resource development, and managing energy resource use.



Stephanie Beard '02 is working as an Outreach Specialist for the NOAA Coastal Services Center in Charleston, SC.

Anita Buggins '02 is working as a Geologist at Black and Veatch

Erica (Boyce) Chiovarou '02 is working as a Science Teacher at Wando High School.

Lucie (Hartley) Cohen '02 is currently employed by the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Columbia as an Associate.

Ben Collins '02 is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Tropical Ecology at Clemson University. He is currently working on the Ecuador Canopy Project at the Smithsonian Institutution at the National Museum of Natural History.

Jon Dimaano '02 is an Investigator for the US Food & Drug Administration in Glen Allen, VA.

DuBose Griffin '02 works for SC DNR - Wildlife and Freshwater Division - she is the SC Program Coordinator for the Marine Turtle Conservation Program.

Aaron Hurley '02 is based out of Charleston and is working for ERM (Environmental Resources Management).

Joy Parikh '02 is living in Mississippi and working as a Program Manager for Radiance Technologies, Inc.

Kate (Schaefer) Nielsen '02 is a Communications Specialist with NOAA National Ocean Service in Silver Spring, MD, working in the Communications and Education Division where she produces Diving Deeper (NOS audio podcast series).

Marian (Mitchell) Page '02 is the OCRM Finance Director for DHEC Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management .

Steven O'Shields '02 is working as a Realtor with Allen Tate Realtors in Greenville.

Ryan Robol '02 is employed in Houston, TX as an Environmental Consultant for Crouch Environmental Services, Inc., a professional environmental consulting and public involvement firm.

Mary Scianna '02 is a Environmental, Health and Safety Officer with ATK Space Systems in Maryland.

Alan Shirey '02 is an Environmental Engineer with the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Charleston.

Allison (Turza) Peake '02 is employed by the Greenville School District in Greenville, SC, where she is responsible for shaping the future through the lives of all our children.



Cliff Casey '01 is employed as a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Explosives (CBRNE) Systems Engineer associated with the Complex Event Processing and Decision Support Branch of SPAWAR Atlantic.

Charles Cockcroft '01 is currently working as a registered nurse for Roper Hospital in Charleston, SC.

Sarah Daugherty '01 is a stay at home mom in Florida.

Kelly (Dietrich) Schnapp '01 is Reserve DOL-4 Logistics Support Element Lieutenant Commander with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Janel Giovannelli '01 is teaching at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania.

Gretchen Hay '01 is currently teaching Environmental and Earth Science at Porter-Gaud School.

Tony Hunt '01 is a Supervisory Environmental Engineer for the Southern Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Charleston, SC.

Hansje Gold-Krueck '01 is employed with TBG at the NOAA Coastal Service Center as a Coastal Management Specialist.

Cassie (Hodges) Larsen '01 reports that she is working on their hunting plantation (Little Creek Plantation, LLP) in Hampton, "raising several breeds of rare and endangered farm animals (most are found on the American Livestock Breeds Conservatory priority lists) and trying to figure out what niche of organic farming would be best suited to our site. Right now we are leaning towards heirloom fruit trees, and will hopefully have that project up and running by next spring."

Stephanie (Brown) Luebbering '01 is an Environmental Scientist for Tetra Tech EM, Inc. in Olathe, KS.

Stacey McDaniel '01 is employed with the Tennessee Wildlife Reources Agency as a GIS Technician 2

Rebecca (Pollock) Lunde '01 is employed with the NOAA Coastal Services Center in Berkeley, CA, as the West Coast Regional Coordinator.

Scott Rutzmoser '01 is working as a Senior Computing Consultant at Lehigh University.

Jeff Retzke '01 is a Technical Services Manager at Synagro Technologies, and is living in Alabama.

Megan Sadler '01 earned her law degree in 2004 from Wake Forest University School of Law, and is now a Litigation Attorney in the office of Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman, a firm in Charlotte, NC that concentrates on all areas of law affecting closely held businesses and their owners.

Kellie Sims '01 received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences with emphasis on systems biology in 2008 from MUSC. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar at MUSC under a grant from the Ellison Medical Foundation and the American Federation for Aging Research.

Peter von Loewe '01 works for Tetra Tech, Inc. as a Water Resources Modeler in Fairfax, VA.



Paul Campbell '00 is the Program Manager for Lean Six Sigma and Balanced Scorecard for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Charleston, focused upon quality/strategy management programs.

Kelly (Canter) Dannenfelser '00 is currently employed as PT-Principal Planner in the Department of Planning and Sustainability, City of Franklin, TN.

Shane Chasteen '00 is working as an Environmental Scientist with CATLIN Engineers and Scientists in Wilmington, NC.

James Daugomah '00 works for NOAA/NOS Center for Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research (CCEHBR) as a Fisheries Biologist.

Mandi Herring Bello '00 is a Senior Zoning Planner for the City of Charleston. She is also serving on the City's Green Committee/ Land Use & Planning Subcommitee, the focus of which is to make the city more sustainable and create a climate action plan.

Andrew Hulin '00 is employed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources as a GIS analyst. In addition, he works as a sharpshooter within areas where Illinois' deer population has been impacted by Chronic Wasting Disease.

Robin Humphreys '00 is currently an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston in the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences. She is primarily teaching the Honors Geology and Environmental Geology lab courses, and is currently co-teaching a Historical Geology Course with Mitch Colgan, using a new method of teaching large classes. Robin reports that she also writes and helps coordinate the introductory labs with Elizabeth Rhodes.

Karen Johnson'00 is working as a Land Protection Specialist for The Nature Conservancy in Richmond, Virginia.

Michael Moeller '00 is an Agent for Carolina Shipping in Charleston.

Chris Nichols '00 is a GIS Department Manager at Thomas and Hutton

Jamie Schurbon '00 is the Water Resources Specialist for the Anoka Conservation District in Isanti, MN.

Kevin Short '00 is employed as Production Manager with ArborGen, a global leader in the research, development and commercialization of applications in genetic and new technology to improve forest sustainability and productivity.



Brian Ballard '99 is a Principle Planner with the City of Chesapeake in Chesapeake, VA.

Jaime (Chose) Crawford '99 is employed as the Northwest Region GIS Manager for CH2M Hill in Bellevue, WA.

Jim Frysinger '99 works for the College of Charleston as the Physics Lab Manager and a Lecturer.

Heidi (Hinkeldey) Dunagan '99 is a Biologist for Research Planning, Inc., a privately held science-technology consulting firm in Columbia, SC.

Matthew Jenny is NIES Postdoctoral Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA

Greg Mitchum '99 is working for NOAA as a Physical Scientist / Chemist in Charleston, SC.

Sean Norman '99 is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, running the Norman Molecular Microbial Ecology Laboratory in the department of Environmental Health Sciences.

Elizabeth King Rhodes '99 is a Senior Instructor and Lab Coordinator for the College of Charleston.

Gregory Rowe '99 is a GIS Specialist for ESS Group, Inc. in East Providence, RI.

Alicia Sievert '99 is an Assistant Professor at MUSC's Cardiovascular Perfusion Program.

Max Sparwasser '99 is a lawyer for the John Price Law Firm in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Renee (Seaman) Treml '99 has made the move to Queensland, Australia, and is working as a self-employed Scientific Illustrator / Wildlife Artist - you can find her work online at She has recently published a picture book entitled One Very Tired Wombat and is set for release in the US in June 2013. Here is a press release detailing the event.



Craig Anthony '98 is the Lead Flash Developer/Designer at Blue Ion LLC.

Sean Blacklocke '98 is a working as Independent Environmental Consultant in Dublin, Ireland. His website can be found here.

Michelle Novak Bost '98 is a Compliance Assistance Specialist, working as the Rules Coordinator for the Small Business and Local Government Assistance Section at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Anita Clemmensen '98 is working in Richmond, VA as a Project Scientist for Aegis Environmental, Inc., a firm offering a wide range of environmental and geologic consulting services

Allan Clum '98 is the Director of Environmental Resources at Mt. Pleasant Waterworks in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Deanna Conners '98 writes about earth science and nature conservation for the EarthTrekker Blog.

Mara (Hogan) Dias '98 is employed as the Water Quality Coordinator for the Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots, non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of beaches and oceans around the globe.

Dianna (Alsup) Gielstra '98 is a Certified Advanced Facilitator, Mentor, and Trainer at the University of Phoenix.

Sarah (Billups) Goldstein '98 works in Washington, DC, at SAIC - a leading systems, solutions and technical services company - as a consultant for their Climate Change Program.

Mark Jansen '98 is currently employed as a Geospatial Engineer for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in Charleston.

Marika (Gessner) Kary '98 works as a Realtor with Carolina One Real Estate in Charleston.

William Land '98 is working as a Senior Environmental Specialist with Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, located outside of Tampa, FL.

Cody Lenhardt '98 is an Attorney at McNair Law Firm

Meredith Mangum '98 is a Senior Environmental Engineer with Cytec Carbon Fibers LLC in Taylors, South Carolina.

Ross Nelson '98 is the President of Tidewater Environmental Services, Inc. in Charleston, a natural resource consulting firm that specializes in providing innovative solutions to complex environmental problems.

Will Nuckols '98 is the owner of W.H. Nuckols Consulting, primarily working on coastal and ocean policy issues for federal natural resource and defense agencies.

Ashley Price '98 is working as a a Risk Assessor for Environmental Resources Management, which has been ranked as the largest "all-environmental consultancy in the world" for three consecutive years. Ashley is based in New Orleans, and he reports that "ERM is a growing company, particularly in my region, and we are always looking to add good candidates."  

Christopher Walter '98 is living in Seattle and has taken a position as GIS Manager for The Cascade Land Conservancy , the state of Washington’s largest independent land conservation and stewardship organization.

Bonnie Webster '98 is teaching high school Environmental Science and Chemistry at Spartanburg Day School.

Philip Weinbach '98 is employed with SC DNR as a GIS Applications Manager.



Brian Helmlinger '97 is employed as a Vice President at URS Group Inc.

Asher Howell '97 is a Principal at Newkirk Environmental, Inc. in Ridgeland, SC.

Kirsten (Reilly) Huntley '97 reports from Grand Cayman that she is enjoying life on the island!

William Lowry'97 is working as the VP Product Development and Engineering at AT&T Mobility  

Blaine McCleskey '97 currently works for the US Geological Survey as a Research Chemist.

Brad Shaver '97 is a Project Manager for the US Army Corps of Engineers at the Wilmington Field Office in Wilmington, NC.

Todd Shearer '97 completed his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology at MUSC in 2001, and is currently working as a Director (DMPK) at GlaxoSmithKline

Greg Townsley '97 is Facility Manager / Research Technician III at the Utah State University Solar BioInnovations Facility in Logan, Utah.



Catherine (McCrary) Main '96 is the Director of Development at Lowcountry Open Land Trust in Charleston.

Susana Comte-Walters '96 is a Research Analyst at MUSC.


Other Employers of MES Alums

Access Environmental, Inc.
Aegis Environmental, Inc.
AnMed Health
Army Corps of Engineers
Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology

Black & Veatch
Bradshaw Consulting Services
Brewer Environmental Industries
Buchart-Horn, Inc.
C.E. Williams Middle School
Carnegie Mellon University
Carter & Burgess
Charleston Air Force Base
Charleston County Schools
Charleston Habitat for Humanity
Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
City of Charlotte – Engineering and Property Management Department
Congaree Land Trust
Division of Coastal Management
Eastern Environmental Consulting
Environmental Protection Agency
Florida Department of Envionmental Protection
Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program
Integrated Science & Technology,Inc.
MasiMax Resources,Inc.
Massachusetts General Hospital
McNair Law Firm
Medical University of South Carolina
Miami University in Ohio
Milliken Corporation
National Snow and Ice Center
North Carolina Division of Coastal Management
Northern Virginia Regional Commission
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Peace Corps
Porter-Gaud School
Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation
Rummel, Klepper & Kahl,LLP
South Carolina Marine Association
South FL Water Management District
Spartanburg School District
Stennis Space Center
Suffolk County Department of Health/Office of Ecology
Texas A&M University: Department of Geography
The Baldwin School
Trust for Public Land
UGA-Institute of Ecology
University of Minnesota, Department of Environmental Health
University of Tennessee
URS Corporation
US Food & Drug Administration-Baltimore
U.S.Geological Survey
USDA Vegetable Laboratory