Alumni

This is just a sample of our alumni from the past eight years. Our 2018 graduates were the program's 7th cohort.
MS3 Alumni - of you have updates that you would like made, or if you don't see yourself on this page and would like to be added, please contact us.  Thank you!

** Alumni rated their overall MS3 experience 4.3 out of 5! **

** 100% would recommend this program to other students! **

    * Data is from MS3 alumni survey responses, Sept 2018.
 

Laurie Simmons
Cohort 3
Title: Sustainability Coordinator for ResLife
Company: UMass ResLife
Practicum: Residential Academic Program (RAP), UMass
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Jeremy Price
Cohort 7
Title: City Planner / Clean Energy Project Manager
Company: City of Gloucester, MA
Practicum: UMass Clean Energy Extension 
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Santoshi Nadimpalli
Cohort 7
Title: Environmental Health & Sustainability Intern
Practicum: UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA 
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Leah Wang
Cohort 6
Title: Program Coordinator
Company: Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) Division of Research and Planning
Practicum: The New Garden Society 
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Kris Badertscher
Cohort 6
Title: Field Organizer
Company:  Friends of Northampton Trails & Greenways
Practicum: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
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Christopher Copeland
Cohort 6
Title: Sustainability Consultant
Company:  Wellspring Cooperative Corporation
Practicum: Wellspring Harvest Greenhouse
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Jacquelyn Hynes
Cohort 6 
Title: Graduate Research Assistant
Company: University of Massachusetts Amherst Office of Waste Management
Practicum: Nuestra Comida
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Zachary Jenkins

Cohort 6 
Title: Meal Solutions Clerk
Company: Fresh Acres Market
Practicum: Senator Edward J. Markey’s Boston Office
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Jesse Koyen
Cohort 6 
Title: Land Protection and Stewardship Specialist
Company: Door County Land Trust
Practicum: Door County Land Trust
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Hannah Leighton

Cohort 6 
Title: Farm to Institution Research Associate
Company: Farm to Institution New England (FINE)
Practicum: Farm Fresh Rhode Island
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Brendan McGowan

Cohort 6
Title: Monitoring and Regulatory Billing Analyst
Company: Solect Energy
Practicum: Solect Energy
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Caroline Myran
Cohort 6
Title: Project Manager
Company: New Venture Advisors LLC
Practicum: CISA
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Seth Engelbourg
Cohort 5
Title: Naturalist Educator and Program Manager
Company: Linda Loring Nature Foundation, Nantucket, MA
Practicum: Field Research and Education Assistant, Linda Loring Nature Foundation
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Rebecca Longvall
Cohort 5
Title: Assistant Project Coordinator
Company: Worcester Tree Initiative
Practicum: Worcester Tree Initiative
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Courtney Angen    
Cohort 4
Title: Apparel Buyer and Department Manager
C​ompany: UMass Store, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Practicum: PV potential analysis for Holyoke, MA using GIS for UMass Clean Energy Extension
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Todd Beals
Cohort 4
Title: GIS Arborist
Company: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Practicum: ReGreen Springfield - established citizen science programs, organized community tree plantings, grant writing, planned and planted two urban orchards in low income neighborhoods, and trained citizen tree stewards. Also developed the Tree Campus USA application for UMass.
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Aimee Bushman  
Cohort 4
Title: Ocean Planning Outreach Manager
C​ompany: Conservation Law Foundation
Practicum: Completed her practicum at the job she recieved directly after graduating
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Lindsay (Kenney) Gallant
Cohort 4
Title: Solar Design & Permitting Specialist
Company: ReVision Energy
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Sarah Lang
Cohort 4
Title: Project Manager, Southern VT Economy Project
Company: Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation
Practicum: St. Clair Development
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Arianna Moscone
Cohort 4
Title: Sustainability Coordinator
Company: UMass Amherst
Practicum: UMass Office of Waste Management, Assessing the Environmental and Monetary Impacts of Waste Management Practices at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, UMass Amherst
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Donata Asta Netunisa
Cohort 4
Title: Accountant
Company: Johanes Don Bosco Do Prime Clinic
Practicum: Simple Gift Farm Amherst
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Toni-Marie Powell
Cohort 4
Title: Community Retrofit Outreach Coordinator
Company: Pratt Center for Community Development
Practicum: Sustainable Development - Addressing Urban Sustainability with Green Infrastructure and High-Quality Urban Design in Commercial Real Estate, Silverstein Properties Inc in NYC.
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Sumedha Rao
Cohort 4
Title: Assistant Project Manager
Company: Entegrity
Practicum: Earthships Biotechture (helped build off-the-grid sustainable houses)
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Brittany Sims   
Cohort 4
Title: Environmental Consultant
C​ompany: Green Restaurant Association 
Practicum: Conducted a research project and wrote a manuscript with Professor Andy Danylchuk (UMass) on the presence and accuracy of catch and reslease best practice guidelines found on recreational angling NGO websites
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Ryan Wicks   
Cohort 4
Title: Research Adjunct, Adjunct Faculty
C​ompany: UMass Amherst Transportation Center, UMass Amherst School of Public Policy
Practicum: I interned with the Springfield-based company, "Spirit Solar", where I worked on two primary projects. I helped to design and build a custom solar-powered drip irrigation and greenhouse system for the Springfield-based urban farming cooperative "Garden the Community". I designed and constructed the solar power system which provided power to the greenhouse and irrigation pump year-round.
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Katie Desmarais
Cohort 3
Title: Hydrologic Technician 
Company: US Geological Survey
Practicum: Hatfield Laboratory, laboratory technician
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Sarah Hebert
Cohort 2
Title: Operations Manager
Company: Trinity Solar
Practicum: Education and Outreach Ecofellow at the Center for EcoTechnology in Pittsfield, MA
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Vanessa Bighinatti
Cohort 3
Title: Marketing & Lean Coordinator
Company: TRO
Practicum: A Better City- Sustainability Intern
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Ryan Fahey    
Cohort 1
Title: Senior Renewable Energy Analyst
C​ompany: The Cadmus Group, Inc.
Practicum: Business development intern for Sungage Financial, a residential solar financing start-up in Amherst, MA
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Brian Pizzi
Cohort 1
Title: Quantitative Research Analyst
Company: Ontegrity, Inc.
Practicum: UMASS Facilities Management, UMASS Planning
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