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Student & Alumni Stories

The Master of Environmental Studies program has taken our students and alumni all around the world and into myriad industries and roles. Read on to learn more about how they have leveraged their experience in the program to help preserve, protect, work with and study the natural world.

Sustainability Manager, Uponor

Discover more about tailoring your curriculum in the MES program and explore Richa’s global corporate sustainability project with UNICEF. 

Bird Conservation Associate, Willistown Conservation Trust

Hear more about field studies, program flexibility and peer connections from Alison, a passionate ornithologist.

Research Specialist/Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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

Vice President of Claims, Brandywine Group of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies

Explore global opportunities through Greg, who traveled to Jordan, Stockholm and Antarctica during his time in the MES program.

US Senate fellow and career engineer

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

Doctor of Law student, Penn Law

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

PhD student in geography, University of Denver

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

Penn and the environment

Program Resources

Penn has many policies and projects in place to better the environment.

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MES Virtual Café

MES Virtual Cafe

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for an online chat, hosted live from noon - 1 p.m.

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