Graduation Date: 05/06/2011
Degree Received: Environmental Studies (BS)
Here's what I've been doing since graduation:
I've been working on sustainability consulting programs for large commercial construction, first with a specialty firm focused entirely on LEED projects, and now with a company focusing specifically on energy efficiency programs. I am the Outreach Coordinator for New Buildings at PECI and work with the Energy Trust of Oregon.
I also took the last 6 months off to travel overseas, making my way from London to Istanbul- which was awesome! Now I'm back in Portland and working again.
Proudest achievements since graduation:
Working on the Msheireb Downtown Doha project in Qatar, we successfully helped to create a district level sustainability plan and are in the process of certifying 85+ buildings at LEED Gold level and above.
How SD degree prepared you for life after college:
My degree in SD helped me to view projects and challenges at a macro scale, providing context for the true impacts of development beyond just simple economics.
Any last advice?
If you are not ready to work right after graduation, go travel!
"My degree in SD helped me to view projects and challenges at a macro scale, providing context for the true impacts of development beyond just simple economics."