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Faculty Bios

The outstanding faculty in the Master of Environmental Studies program brings a combination of world-class academic research skills and real world experiences across many sectors to the classroom. Our faculty members are deeply invested in mentoring and guiding students to finding the best uses for their experience and education, both at Penn and in their careers beyond graduation. Students work closely with these faculty and fellow researchers on independent study and capstone research projects. Read on to learn more.

Director, Professional Masters Programs in Earth and Environmental Science

Land Steward at Longwood Gardens

Lecturer, Master of Environmental Studies

Lecturer, Master of Environmental Studies

Head of Data Science at The Weather Company

Director, Office of Monitoring & Assessment, Environmental Assessment & Innovation Division, USEPA Region 3

Vice President, Government Affairs & Global Partnerships, GE Water & Process Technologies

Environmental Sustainability Director, University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania, Professor and Department Chair, Earth & Environmental Science

Lecturer & Advisor, Master of Environmental Studies

Professor Emeritus, Penn City and Regional Planning

Director of Bird Conservation, Willistown Conservation Trust

Lecturer, Master of Environmental Studies

Lecturer & Advisor, Master of Environmental Studies

US Environmental Protection Agency – Region 3, Regional Judicial Officer/Presiding Officer

President, Global Water Strategies

Professor of Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Lecturer, Master of Environmental Studies Program

Professor of Landscape Architecture; Co-director, Cartographic Modeling Laboratory

Lecturer & Advisor, Master of Environmental Studies

Penn and the environment

Program Resources

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

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MES in the Community

MES in the Community

Hilary Leifsen (MES ’16) ensures truck fleet suppliers adhere to IKEA’s code of standards for environment, health and safety, working conditions and fair wages.

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