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MES Alumni Profiles

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Alumni Profile
B.S., 2008, Master of Environmental Studies 2010

After completing my undergraduate studies and obtaining a BS degree from Nanjing University, China in 2008, I came to the U.S. to pursue graduate studies. Looking back, I am so glad I made the right choice to pursue this program, as my two years’ MES study with Penn have been fantastic.

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Alumni Profile
Master of Environmental Studies 2010

Greg Kelder was named Dean's Scholar in 2009 year for his impressive achievements as a student in the MES program. An insurance lawyer working in environmental litigation for the last two decades, he concentrated in environmental policy.

Veronica Lee
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B.A., 2005, Master of Environmental Studies / International Multi-Master of Environmental Management, 2010

 I began the MES program, concentrating in natural resource management, because I knew I could learn more about the sustainable development of these areas. After one year of studying within MES I was able to take part in the multi-master's program that brought me to France and then China to study at Mines ParisTech and Tsinghua University respectively.

Beth Gingold: B.A. 2007, Master of Environmental Studies 2007
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B.A. 2007, Master of Environmental Studies 2007

So far my degree has taken me to India. I am working with an NGO in Bangalore called Janaagraha, which works to improve urban governance through advocacy and increasing citizen participation. I am teaching a course in qualitative social science research methods at a local college as part of the youth outreach program.

Niva Kramek: Master of Environmental Studies
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B.A. 2006, Master of Environmental Studies 2008

The inspiration for Kramek’s capstone project on environmental management for malaria prevention was her selection to a team of graduate students and faculty awarded a Provost’s grant for an international and interdisciplinary project addressing a real-world problem


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