Alumni

The 2022-2023 academic year is our 12th cohort of Sustainability Science graduate students. Over the past eleven years, 150 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:

Concentration

Job Title

Employer

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.  

Cheyenne Ellis
Cohort 11
Current Job Title: Information Officer 
Company: NEIWPCC
Practicum: NEIWPCC
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Jennifer Nelson
Cohort 11
Current Job Title: Urban Planner 
Company: VHB
Practicum: Southwest Regional Planning Commission
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Kevin O'Brien
Cohort 11
Current Job Title: Financial & Energy Coach 
Company: Southeastern Vermont Community Action
Practicum: Rich Earth Institute
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Simon Pereira
Cohort 11
Current Job Title: Project Manager 
Company: Energy Solutions
Practicum: Department of Energy Resources
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Eric Sirkovich
Cohort 11
Current Job Title: Environmental Scientist 
Company: VHB
Practicum: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
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Paula Uribe
Cohort 11
Current Job Title: National Sustainability Manager 
Company: SBM Management Services contract for Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Practicum: City of Northampton
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Erica Light
Cohort 10
Current Job Title: Adjunct Lecturer at the Integrated Concentration (iCons) in STEM Program 
Company: UMass Amherst
Practicum: iCons, UMass Amherst
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Liam Cregan
Cohort 9
Current Job Title: New England Trail Coordinator 
Company: Appalachian Mountain Club
Practicum: Pilot Farm Study Investigator, Franklin Land Trust & Baseline Documentation Report Author, East Quabbin Land Trust
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Claire Hutchinson
Cohort 9
Current Job Title: Transportation Planner 
Company: LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc.
Practicum: Community Action Works
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Rachel Nadolny
Cohort 9
Current Job Title: Sustainability Consultant
Company: ClimatePartner
Practicum: UNH Sustainability Fellowship Program, Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Exeter, NH 
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Alexia Perides
Cohort 9
Current Job Title: Regulatory Policy Analyst
Company: Ampion, Inc.
Practicum: Ampion, Inc. 
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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 Change & Sustainability Services - Staff 
Company: Ernst & Young
Practicum: Environmental Consulting Intern at Langan, CA
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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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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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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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Courtney Crossgrove
Cohort 8
Current Job Title: Food and Agriculture Program Manager
Company: FocusMaine
Practicum: Research and Policy Assistant for Rhode Island Food Strategy
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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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Charlie Misenti
Cohort 8
Current Job Title: Inside Sales Representative 
Company: Generac Clean Energy
Practicum: School of Earth and Sustainability Communications and Engagement Coordinator 
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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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Vaishnavi Nandi
Cohort 8
Current Job Title: Senior PV Designer and Engineer (Remote)
Company: Better Earth Solar
Practicum: Clean Energy Extension, UMass Amherst
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Heather Polson
Cohort 8
Current Job Title: Waste Reduction Coordinator 
Company: City of Northampton
Practicum: Municipal Services Program Assistant, Clean Energy Extension, UMass Amherst 
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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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Erin Wnorowski
Cohort 8
Current Job Title: Director of Partnerships
Company: About Fresh
Practicum: Business Development / Communications Intern, Algorex Health Technologies
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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: Communications and Programs Coordinator
Company: Just Roots
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: Sustainability Planner
Company: City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
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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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/pictures/Kris%20B.jpg

Kris Badertscher
Cohort 6
Current Job Title: Content Manager
Company:  Mass Humanities
Practicum: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/ChrisCopeland.pngChristopher Copeland
Cohort 6
Current Job Title: Greenhouse Horticultural Technologist
Company:  Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Practicum: Wellspring Harvest Greenhouse
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/JackieHynes.pngLauren de la Parra
Cohort 6 
Current Job Title: Project Manager
Company: BluePoint Planning
Practicum: Office of Sustainability and Environment, City of Somerville
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/JackieHynes.pngJacquelyn 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
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/JesseKoyen.pngJesse Koyen
Cohort 6 
Current Job Title: Stewardship Director
Company: Door County Land Trust
Practicum: Door County Land Trust
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/HannahLeighton.pngHannah Leighton
Cohort 6 
Current Job Title: Farm to Institution Research Associate
Company: Farm to Institution New England (FINE)
Practicum: Farm Fresh Rhode Island
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/BrendanMcGowan.pngBrendan McGowan
Cohort 6
Current Job Title: Senior Analyst
Company: Solect Energy
Practicum: Solect Energy
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/CarolineMyran.pngCaroline Myran
Cohort 6
Current Job Title: Food System Consultant/Researcher
Company: New Venture Advisors
Practicum: CISA
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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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Matthew White
Cohort 6
Current Job Title: Operations Manager
Company: Associated Energy Developers
Practicum: Cape & Islands Self-Reliance 
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Julie Sullivan
Cohort 5
Current Job Title: Project Manager
Company: Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)
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
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/Seth_E..jpgSeth 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
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/rebecca.jpgRebecca Longvall
Cohort 5
Current Job Title: Assistant Project Coordinator
Company: Worcester Tree Initiative
Practicum: Worcester Tree Initiative
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/pictures/Court2.jpgCourtney 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
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/pictures/todd_beals.pngTodd 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
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/pictures/aimee.jpgAimee 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)
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/Web%20Shot.jpgLindsay (Kenney) Gallant
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Team Lead, Design & Estimating
Company: ReVision Energy
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/rebecca.jpgJustin Gilmore
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Carbon and Climate Associate
Company: U.S. Green Building Council
Practicum: Amherst Together Project, UMass
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/sarah_lang.jpgSarah Lang
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Project Specialist
Company: Northern Border Region Commission
Practicum: St. Clair Development
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/ari.jpgArianna Moscone
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Outreach & Engagement Coordinator
Company: Eco-Cycle
Practicum: UMass Office of Waste Management
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/Donata%20Asta%20Netunisa_pic.jpgDonata Asta Netunisa
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Accountant
Company: Johanes Don Bosco Do Prime Clinic
Practicum: Simple Gift Farm Amherst
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/pictures/Toni-Marie%20Powell%20Photo_cropped.jpgToni-Marie 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
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/pictures/Sum2.jpgSumedha Rao
Cohort 4
Current Job Title: Sustainability Coordinator
Company: Louisville Metro Government, Kentucky
Practicum: Earthships Biotechture, New Mexico
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/pictures/b%20sims.jpgBrittany 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.
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/ryan_wicks_0.jpgRyan 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. 
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/katie%20d_0.jpgKaitlin Laabs (nee Desmarais)
Cohort 3
Current Job Title: Hydrologic Technician 
Company: US Geological Survey
Practicum: Hatfield Laboratory, laboratory technician
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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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Stephen Treat
Cohort 3
Current Job Title: Senior Analyst
Company: The Cadmus Group Inc
Practicum: Tighe & Bond, Inc; Renewable Energy Intern; Westfield, MA
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/Bighinatti%2C%20Vanessa.jpgVanessa Bighinatti
Cohort 3
Current Job Title: Marketing & Lean Coordinator
Company: TRO
Practicum: A Better City- Sustainability Intern
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/Sarah%20Hebert%20pic.jpgSarah Gill (nee Hebert)
Cohort 2
Current Job Title: Director of Project Implementation
Company: Trinity Solar
Practicum: Education and Outreach Ecofellow at the Center for EcoTechnology
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/Sarah%20Hebert%20pic.jpgRyan 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
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/pictures/Ryan%20Fahey.jpgRyan 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
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https://www.umass.edu/sustainsci/sites/default/files/headshot.jpgBrian 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!