Our Alumni

ENRP graduates find diverse opportunities after graduating, applying their knowledge across environmental occupations and driving the change toward a sustainable future.


Among graduates:

  • 44% work in government
  • 25% work in the for-profit sector,
  • 24% work in the non-profit sector, and
  • 7% work in academia.


A more detailed breakdown of employment shows that graduates make a contribution in a wide range of professional settings:

Notable careers include:

  • Account Manager, US Green Building Council
  • Congressional Affairs Liaison, National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Database Manager, National Council for Science and the Environment
  • Director of Government Relations, National Mining Association
  • Director of River Protection, American Rivers
  • Ecosystem Management Staff, US Forest Service
  • Energy Industry Analyst, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Environmental Analyst, Water Resources Secretariat/Brazilian Ministry of Environment
  • Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Highway Administration
  • Environmental Specialist, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Environmental Scientist, Tetra Tech
  • Exercise Support Team Leader, US Coast Guard
  • International Affairs Specialist, Fish and Wildlife Service
  • LEED Certification Reviewer, US Green Building Council
  • Legislative Representative, National Wildlife Federation
  • Local Policy Research Analyst, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
  • Marine Technician, Aldrich Offshore Services
  • Membership Manager, City Parks Alliance
  • Natural Resources Specialist, US Navy
  • NEPA Specialist, US Forest Service
  • Oil and Gas Sector Analyst, EPA Office of Air & Radiation
  • ORISE Fellow, EPA Office of Water
  • Program Analyst, Department of Homeland Security
  • Program Assistant, OCP Research LLC
  • Program Associate, Southeastern Wind Coalition
  • Program Associate, The National Academies
  • Project Coordinator, Green Seal
  • Project Coordinator, ICF International
  • Public Affairs Specialist, Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Reporter, Environment & Energy Publishing
  • Research Analyst, BCS Inc.
  • Research Assistant,World Resources Institute
  • Senior Administrative Assistant, World Wildlife Fund
  • Senior Climate Preparedness and Resilience Specialist, US Global Change Research Program
  • Senior Project Manager, Frontier Renewables
  • Stormwater Manager, City of Rockville, MD
  • Sustainability and Environmental Policy Fellow, Office of Illinois Governor
  • Transportation Energy Analyst, Department of Energy
  • Water Quality Supervisor, DuPage County, IL

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Alumni Profiles

Meet an Alum: Nathan Cogswell, World Resources Institute

Read more about Nathan Cogswell ('15). Research Assistant at the World Resources Institute.

Meet an Alum: Adam Forrer, Southeastern Wind Coalition

Read more about Adam Forrer ('16). Adam works as a Program Associate at the Southeastern Wind Coalition.

Meet an Alum: Emily Wasley Seyller, Cadmus Group

Read more about Emily Seyller ('09). Emily works as a Senior Climate Risk & Resilience Specialist with The Cadmus Group, Inc.

Meet an Alum: Bill Ostrum, Department of Energy

Read more about Bill Ostrum ('12). Bill works as an Environmental Protection Specialist at the Department of Energy.

Meet an Alum: Emily Halter, EPA

Read more about Emily Halter ('13). Emily works as an economist for the Environmental Protection Agency.

Meet an Alum: Forrest Miller, Fish and Wildlife Service

Read more about Forrest Miller ('13). International Affairs Specialist at the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Meet an Alum: Justin Pryor, Environmental Protection Agency

Read more about Justin Pryor ('14). Justin works as an Oil and Gas Sector Analysis for the Environmental Protection Agency.

Meet an Alum: Amanda Peterka, Environmental Reporter

Read more about Amanda Peterka ('12). She now serves as an Environmental Reporter at Environment and Energy Publishing LLC.

Meet an Alum: Rachel Dawson, Delaware River Manager

Read more about Rachel Dawson ('06). Rachel works as the Delaware River Manager for the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.

Meet an Alum: Jamie Mierau, Director of River Protection

Read more about Jamie Mierau ('07). Jamie works as the Director of River Protection for American Rivers.