The 2021-2022 academic year is our eleventh cohort of Sustainability Science graduate students. Over the past ten years, 117 students have graduated from UMass with a Masters of Science in Sustainability Science. Our alumni network is strong and continues to enrich the program and offer valuable connections for current students.
We are often asked what kind of careers students pursue after graduation. Here is a small sample by concentration, and below the table we feature a selection of our alumni:


Job Title


Renewable Energy and Efficient Design

Business Analyst

Associated Energy Developers in Plymouth, MA

Renewable Energy and Efficient Design

City Planner / Clean Energy Project Manager

City of Gloucester, MA

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Food Systems Consultant / Project Manager

New Venture Advisors

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Research and Evaluation Manager

Farm to Institution New England

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Outreach Coordinator

Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP)

Urban Sustainability

Monitoring & Regulatory Billing Analyst

Solect Energy

Urban Sustainability

Municipal Planner

City of Memphis

Urban Sustainability

Research Analyst, Climate Action & Data

World Resources Institute, Washington D.C.

Water Sustainability and Climate Change

Land Protection and Stewardship Specialist

Door County Land Trust

Water Sustainability and Climate Change

Naturalist Educator and Program Manager

Linda Loring Nature Foundation

Water Sustainability and Climate Change

ORISE Research Participant

EPA Office of Water

Environmental Quality

Operations Manager

Trinity Solar

Environmental Quality

Outreach Coordinator

Groundwork Lawrence

Dual Degree MS3/MRP (Urban Sustainability)

Project Manager

Brattleboro Development Credit Corp

Dual Degree MS3/MRP (Urban Sustainability)

Transportation Planner

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

























Here is a sample of MS3 alumni, including where they undertook their practicum and where they are working now.  

Justin Taylor
Cohort 9
Current Job Title: Associate: Climate Resilience 
Company: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington D.C.
Practicum: United States Geological Survey: Northeast Climate Adaptation Center
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Kelsey Perry
Cohort 9
Current Job Title: Community Liaison Officer 
Company: Mayflower Wind
Practicum: MassCEC intern at Cape and Islands Self-Reliance
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Michael Persau
Cohort 9
Current Job Title: Climate Smart Data Engagement Fellow for the California Climate Corps 
Company: City of San Jose
Practicum: Environmental Consulting Intern at Langan, CA


Rachel Nadolny
Cohort 9
Current Job Title: Staff Climate Change Advisory Consultant
Company: Environmental Resources Management
Practicum: UNH Sustainability Fellowship Program, Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Exeter, NH 
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Naomi Valentine
Cohort 8
Current Job Title: Team Lead 
Company: SWCA Environmental Consultants
Practicum: SWCA Environmental Consultants, Ecological Resilience and Climate Adaptation Strategic Plan, Amherst, MA 
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Sophia Mitrokostas
Cohort 8
Current Job Title: Account Manager and Onboarding Specialist
Company: Freight Farms
Practicum: Marketing & Outreach Intern for Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
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Courtney Crossgrove
Cohort 8
Current Job Title: Program assistant
Company: USAID's Office of Food for Peace through PAE/Macfadden
Practicum: Research and Policy Assistant for Rhode Island Food Strategy
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Mac Crispino
Cohort 8
Current Job Title: Business Development Manager
Company: Palmetto
Practicum: Business Development/Communications Intern, Solar Energy Business Association of New England
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Rachel Berggren
Cohort 8
Current Job Title: Food Systems Project Associate
Company: UMass Auxiliary Enterprises Sustainability Department
Practicum: UMass Dining Sustainability Department, Food Systems Project Associate, Amherst MA
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Erin Wnorowski
Cohort 8
Current Job Title: Principal Consultant, Food & Nutrition Interventions
Company: Algorex Healthcare Technologies
Practicum: Business Development / Communications Intern, Algorex Health Technologies
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Ramcharan Khalsa
Cohort 8
Current Job Title: Energy Efficiency Specialist
Company: Clearesult
Practicum: Clean Energy Extension, UMass Amherst
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Varsha Suresh
Cohort 7
Current Job Title: Research Analyst, Climate Action & Data
Company: World Resources Institute, D.C.
Practicum: World Resources Institute, D.C.
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Michael Powers
Cohort 7
Current Job Title: Sustainability Associate
Company: RE Tech Advisors
Practicum: City of Somerville Office of Sustainability and Environment
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Erin Witham
Cohort 7
Current Job Title: Coordinator
Company: Downeast Conservation Network
Practicum: Housatonic Valley Association
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Emily Chiara
Cohort 7
Current Job Title: Community Engagement Coordinator
Company: Common Share Food Co-op, Amherst
Practicum: Just Roots & Farm to Institution New England (FINE)
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Shannon Mulkern
Cohort 7
Current Job Title: Member Experience Associate
Company: Walden Local Meat, Billerica
Practicum: Taza Chocolate
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Tom O'Neill
Cohort 7
Current Job Title: Development Associate
Company: Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE)
Practicum: Resonant Energy: Community Outreach Fellow
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Santoshi Nadimpalli
Cohort 7
Current Job Title: Policy Fellow
Company: The Urban Leaders Fellowship
Practicum: UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA 
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Jeremy Price
Cohort 7
Current Job Title: City Planner / Clean Energy Project Manager
Company: City of Gloucester, MA
Practicum: UMass Clean Energy Extension 
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Laurie Simmons
Cohort 3
Current Job Title: Sustainability Coordinator for ResLife
Company: UMass ResLife
Practicum: Residential Academic Program (RAP), UMass
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Matthew White
Cohort 6
Current Job Title: Operations Manager
Company: Associated Energy Developers
Practicum: Cape & Islands Self-Reliance 
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Leah Wang
Cohort 6
Current Job 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
Current Job Title: Content Manager
Company:  Mass Humanities
Practicum: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
Linkedin> Copeland
Cohort 6
Current Job Title: Greenhouse Horticultural Technologist
Company:  Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Practicum: Wellspring Harvest Greenhouse
LinkedIn > Hynes
Cohort 6 
Current Job Title: Senior Marketing Associate
Company: Crop One Holdings, Inc./Fresh Box Farms
Practicum: Nuestra Comida
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Zachary Jenkins
Cohort 6 
Current Job Title: Meal Solutions Clerk
Company: Fresh Acres Market
Practicum: Senator Edward J. Markey’s Boston Office
LinkedIn > Koyen
Cohort 6 
Current Job Title: Stewardship Director
Company: Door County Land Trust
Practicum: Door County Land Trust
LinkedIn > Leighton
Cohort 6 
Current Job Title: Farm to Institution Research Associate
Company: Farm to Institution New England (FINE)
Practicum: Farm Fresh Rhode Island
LinkedIn > McGowan
Cohort 6
Current Job Title: Senior Analyst
Company: Solect Energy
Practicum: Solect Energy
LinkedIn > Myran
Cohort 6
Current Job Title: Project Manager
Company: New Venture Advisors LLC
Practicum: CISA
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Julie Sullivan
Cohort 5
Current Job Title: Environmental Scientist
Company: City of Quincy, MA Department of Natural Resources
Practicum: Teacher at Biocitizen School of Environmental Philosophy
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Jon Gray
Cohort 5
Current Job Title: Outreach Coordinator
Company: Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP)
Practicum: Green City Growers in Somerville, MA
LinkedIn > Engelbourg
Cohort 5
Current Job Title: Naturalist Educator and Program Manager
Company: Linda Loring Nature Foundation, Nantucket, MA
Practicum: Field Research and Education Assistant, Linda Loring Nature Foundation
LinkedIn > Longvall
Cohort 5
Current Job Title: Assistant Project Coordinator
Company: Worcester Tree Initiative
Practicum: Worcester Tree Initiative
LinkedIn > Angen    
Cohort 4
Current Job 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
LinkedIn > Beals
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Associate Consultant to Urban Forestry
Company: Davey Tree Expert Company, Seattle WA
Practicum: ReGreen Springfield
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Lauren Bullard
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: High School Science Teacher
Company: Nashoba Regional High School
Practicum: Regreen Springfield; Research Associate; Springfield, MA
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Madison Burke 
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Education and Outreach Manager 
Company: RI Resource Recovery Corporation Center
LinkedIn > Bushman  
Cohort 4
Current Job 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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Max Dilthey  
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Graduate Instructor
C​ompany: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Practicum: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Environmental Conservation Program (Graduate Instructor)
LinkedIn > (Kenney) Gallant
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Solar Design & Permitting Specialist
Company: ReVision Energy
LinkedIn > Lang
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Project Manager, Southern VT Economy Project
Company: Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation
Practicum: St. Clair Development
LinkedIn > Moscone
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Outreach & Engagement Coordinator
Company: Eco-Cycle
Practicum: UMass Office of Waste Management
LinkedIn > Asta Netunisa
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Accountant
Company: Johanes Don Bosco Do Prime Clinic
Practicum: Simple Gift Farm Amherst
Linkedin > Powell
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Assistant Project Manager
Company: CodeGreen Solutions
Practicum: Urban Sustainability with Green Infrastructure and High-Quality Urban Design in Commercial Real Estate, Silverstein Properties Inc, NYC
LinkedIn > Rao
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Sustainability Specialist
Company: Louisville Metro Government, Kentucky
Practicum: Earthships Biotechture (helped build off-the-grid sustainable houses).
LinkedIn > Sims   
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Environmental Consultant
C​ompany: Green Restaurant Association 
Practicum: UMass - Presence and accuracy of catch and release best practice guidelines found on recreational angling NGO websites.
LinkedIn > Wicks   
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Research Adjunct, Adjunct Faculty
C​ompany: UMass Amherst Transportation Center, UMass Amherst School of Public Policy
Practicum: Spirit Solar, Springfield MA. 
LinkedIn > Desmarais
Cohort 3
Current Job Title: Hydrologic Technician 
Company: US Geological Survey
Practicum: Hatfield Laboratory, laboratory technician
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Stephen Treat
Cohort 3
Current Job Title: Senior Analyst
Company: The Cadmus Group Inc
Practicum: Tighe & Bond, Inc; Renewable Energy Intern; Westfield, MA
LinkedIn > Bighinatti
Cohort 3
Current Job Title: Marketing & Lean Coordinator
Company: TRO
Practicum: A Better City- Sustainability Intern
LinkedIn > Hebert
Cohort 2
Current Job Title: Operations Manager
Company: Trinity Solar
Practicum: Education and Outreach Ecofellow at the Center for EcoTechnology in Pittsfield, MA
LinkedIn > O'Donnell
Cohort 2
Current Job Title: Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator
Company: Connecticut River Conservancy
Practicum: VT ANR/Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance/Ottauquechee River group
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Kirsten Bryan
Cohort 2
Current Job Title: Assistant City Planner
Company: City of New Bedford
LinkedIn > Fahey    
Cohort 1
Current Job Title: Project Development Manager
C​ompany: Ameresco
Practicum: Business development intern for Sungage Financial, a residential solar financing start-up in Amherst, MA
LinkedIn > Pizzi
Cohort 1
Current Job Title: Quantitative Research Analyst
Company: Ontegrity, Inc.
Practicum: UMASS Facilities Management, UMASS Planning
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** Alumni rated their overall MS3 experience 4.8 out of 5! **

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

    * Data is from MS3 alumni survey responses, Oct 2020.

MS3 Alumni - if 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!