The Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies began graduating students in 2013. This listing is mainly of alumni from the minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and the major Environmental Sociology, but some other alumni are also included.   We list a selection of positions that may be of special interest for students in the environmental disciplines. For more complete information on specific alumni, see Professor Hess. For help in placement, see the Career Center.

This listing is in four areas: business, government and law, graduate studies, and nonprofits.


Crowd Cow
GTM Research, a market research and strategic consulting firm where he analyzes global renewable energy markets and solar PV technologies
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, retail operations manager
L.E.K. Consulting
Schneider Electric, a company that specializes in energy distribution, automation management, and energy usage optimization
Stok, a vertically integrated real estate services firm focused on creating a radically better built environment
Walmart eCommerce, category specialist

Government and Law

Democratic Party of Florida
Indiana University School of Law
National Environmental Law Center
Ohio Democratic Party
U.S. Navy, fisheries and marine biology
U.S. Senator Hagel, intern
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Graduate Studies:

Atmospheric Sciences PhD, University of Washington
Biology PhD, University of New Mexico
Biology PhD, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg
Chemistry PhD, University of Wisconsin (solar energy conversion)
Civil and environmental engineering PhD, Stanford
Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Rice University
Environmental Engineering PhD, Georgia Tech
Environmental leadership masters, Naropa University
Environmental Management, Yale
Environmental Science, Policy, and Management masters, UC Berkeley
Law School, DePauw University
Medicine, Emory University
Natural Resources masters, University of Michigan
Sociology PhD, Harvard
Sustainable Energy Futures masters, Imperial College London
Urban Planning masters, MIT
Urban and Regional Planning masters, Harvard
Water resource management (researcher), Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru



Environmental Law Institute
Fund for the Public Interest
Global Energy Lead, Acumen
Growing Gardens (Boulder)
McDowell Farm School
NACCHO Big Cities Health Coalition
Nashville Civic Design Center
Next Gen Climate
Onward (faith-based solar initiative)
Peace Corps (agriculture)
Project Return (grants manager)
Reonomy (client partner)
San Diego Coastkeepers (water quality checks of rivers and estuaries)
Social Solutions
South Carolina Coastal Conservation League
Trees Atlanta, forest restoration specialist
Walk/Bike Nashville
Urban Green Lab