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First generation college student and alumna Liz worked multiple jobs to get her environmental science degree, and now helps other students achieve their STEM dreams.
Alumna Darya wove together microbiology, social science and environmental policy to purse law school.
Wanting to protect both environmental and public health, alumna Catie works in the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
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Water Harvesting Project Manager and Designer, Watershed Management Group
Degree: B.S. Environmental Science (Sustainable Land and Water)
Graduation Year: 2012
“I may not have found my way to this path without a class taught by Dr. James Riley [retired] called Residential Rainwater Harvesting. Who knew you could do science and play in the “dirt” at the same time? Dr. Riley is the primary reason I am where I am today. Water has always been an interest of mine and having the opportunity to take the rainwater harvesting course opened my eyes to something that was missing from the community’s awareness.”
As a water harvesting project manager and designer, Perino designs and installs cisterns to capture rainwater, taking into account how to collect rainwater from the landscape and roof surfaces.In order to do this, he must decide on best management practices from contouring the soil and cistern design, as well as making calculations on rooftop run-off.
Staff Scientist, ROUX Environmental Consulting and Management
Degree: B.S. in Environmental Science (Sustainable Land/Water Management), M.S. with the Biogeochemistry Lab Group
Graduation Year: 2013
Maxwell assists the litigation team out of the Oakland Office working on various projects including: fate and transport of environmental contaminants, timing release events, and determining pollution allocations for sites with multiple potentially responsible parties.
Maxwell was also a National Science Foundation-Research Experience of Undergraduate Intern at the Carnegie Institute of Science and a University of Arizona/NASA Space Grant Intern.
Fisheries Biologist, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Degree: BS in Environmental Science (Science and Policy) and M.S. in Environmental Science (with Dr. Virginia Rich)
Graduation Year: 2014
Massesy assists in developing and writing fisheries regulations for Coastal Pelagic Species including for. Pacific sardine, Pacific mackerel, northern anchovy, jack mackerel, and Pacific Groundfish.
Global Focus Field Manager and the North American Head of Application and Development at a top-ten chemical manufacturing company
Graduation Year: 2018
Degree: Ph.D in Soil, Water and Environmental Science
Roundhill develops new and environmentally friendly safe alternatives for the mining industry. This includes five labs in other countries as well as locally overseeing a team of eight research scientists.
Roundhill is also professor of environmental science online for University of California, Los Angeles
Recycling Service Manager at Momentum Recycling
Graduation Year: 2018
Degree: M.S. in Environmental Science
Hard manages Momentum Recycling's commercial customer accounts and waste production data to help to adjust their service accordingly.
During her time at the University of Arizona, she was a Graduate Research Assistant who was working on a project commissioned by the City of Tucson to evaluate the state and safety of a sealed landfill in Tucson for potential agricultural uses.