Three current IEP students on a field trip at Carmel valley Oct. 2021
Three current International Environmental Policy students on field trip to Carmel Valley River Lagoon, Big Sur Land Trust property, October 13, 2021, as part of field study for Conservation Project Design & Evaluation, Jeff Langholz professor of record.

International Environmental Policy graduates who have the Ocean and Coastal Resource Management specialization have done very well in the job market, with approximately 94% currently employed in the ocean and coastal resource management field. 

These alumni are routinely awarded prestigious fellowships such as NOAA Sea Grant, Fulbright, and Boren awards. Dozens of our alumni have risen to leadership positions in ocean and coastal resource management, both domestically and abroad.

CBE Summer Fellows 2011–2021
Professional Positions as of October 2021

Graduation Year Position Employer Former Employer (if relevant)
2021 Project Lead Developer  Fair Carbon Formerly Fair Carbon Intern at IUCN
2021 Assistant Environmental Planner Circlepoint  
2021 California Sea Grant Fellow California State Parks Formerly Climate Resiliency Intern at California Ocean Protection Council
2021 Recruiting Operations Coordinator Wild Type (cell based seafood co) Formerly  at the Good Food Institute, formerly at Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions
2021 Associate  Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Formerly a Business Strategy and Partnerships at Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
2021 Assistant Environmental Planner Circlepoint Formerly Graduate Fellow at Wildcoast
2020 Research and Policy Associate  Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition Formerly Polar and Climate Programme Project assistant at GRID-Norway
2020 International Conservation Policy Consultant The Ocean Foundation Formerly a High Seas Policy Research Assistant at Fundacion Marviva 
2020 Research Intern  World Wildlife Fund Fomerly Marine Research Institute at Cape Eleutherea Institute
2020 Coordinator Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center Formerly Americorps Member at Teton Science Schools
2020 Coastal Program Analyst California Coastal Commission  
2020 Climate Change Program Manager California Ocean Protection Council Formerly Climate Ready Fellow at CA State Coastal Conservancy
2020 Fish Culturist I  Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation  Formerly Fisheries Technician III at Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation 
2020 Veterinary Assistant  VCA Animal Hospital  Formerly Rescue Intern/Volunteer at The Marine Mammal Center
2020 Marketing Manager and Educational Guide  Upwelling Sustainable Seafood Company  Formerly Executive Management Assistant at National Sun Yat-Sen University
2020 Project Manager HomeRise (formerly Community Housing Partnership) Formerly Sustainable Transportation Collaboration Fellow at BSR
2020 Analyst Endurant Energy (formerly GI Energy) Formerly Sustainable Energy Consultant at GreenMax Capital Advisors
2019 Research Assistant Oceana Formerly Intern at NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center
2019 Environmental Scientist Integral Consulting Inc. (analysis/assesssment/negotiation/design for health, environmental, and natural resources problems) Formerly California Sea Grant Science & Policy Fellow  at California State Lands Commission
2019 Resarcher (Russian Arctic) Institute of Current World Affairs Formerly Boren Fellow at Boren Insitute - Mozambique (researching how natural resource management and climate change relates to political stability)
2019 Executive Producer / Program Analyst Rebuild NorthBay Foundation / Taking Action for Living Systems  Formerly Media Specialist at Communities for a Sustainable Monterey County
2019 Director, Global Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship Crowley Maritime Formerly Policy Lead at Blue Sky Maritime Coalition
2019 Graduate Student UiT - The Arctic University of Norway Formerly Research Associate at Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) in Monterey
2019 Climate Justice Coordinator Fairmount-Indigo Collaborative Formerly Program Manager at New Mexico State Tourism Department
2019 Supply Chain Logisitics Manager Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (food security) Formerly Replenishment Analyst at West Marine in Watsonville, CA
2019 Able Bodied Seaman Stabbert Maritime Holdings, LLC Formerly a Divemaster with Bamboo Reef Enterprises in Monterey
2019 Program Associate Pangora Group (contractor for USAID) Formerly with InkHeart (homeless advocacy in Monterey, CA) and Roatan Marine Park (conservation tourism, Bay Islands, Honduras)
2019 Planning/Marketing Coordinator Denise Duffy & Associates (planning, natural resource, and environmental consulting services) Formerly Program Manager at Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust
2018 Sustainability Coordinator County of San Mateo Formerly Manager at Monterey Bay Kayaks
2018 Environmental Scientist | Climate Change Programs Claifornia Natural Resources Agency Formerly Coastal Planner at San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
2018 Conservation Program Manager Meridian Institute (support environmental implementation) Formerly Conservation Program Manager Santa Lucia Conservancy 
2018 Manager, Executive Office Oceana  
2018 Marine Spatial Scientist World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic, and Rare
2018 Supervisory Park Ranger Scissortail Park Foundation Formerly Human Intelligence Collector at Army National Guard in Oklahoma City
2018 Development Associate, Institutional Giving  The Marine Mammal Center Formerly Climate Corps Fellow/ Assistant Project Manager at City of Hayward (shoreline adaptation)
2018 Program Manager Anchorage Solar Formerly Resilience Fellow, Mayors Office, Anchorage, Alaska
2018 Regulatory Project Manager US Army Corps of Engineers Formerly Seattle District Aquaculture Reinforcement Team Member
2018 Marine Program officer Wild Aid Formerly Founder of The Local Box Shop
2018 Country Support Officer USAID, Bureau for Resilience and Food Security Formerly with RARE, Policy and Governance Advisor on Fisheries; Formerly with FAO working on Blue Growth Initiative
2017 Managing Director MindEdge Learning (e-learning for higher education) Formerly Head of Production and Traffic Coordination 
2017 Membership and Communications Manager The Phinney Neighborhood Association (community connection & civic engagement org) Formerly Recruiting Coordinator at Amazon; Operations Coord. For Arboretum Foundation; Operations Associate, Conservation Northwest
2017 Founder/Animal Rights Advocate/Vegan Blogger Off the Streets, Animal Transport & Wellness
2017 Natural Resource Specialist 3 Alaska Department of Natural Resources Formerly Policy Analyst at Univeristy of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center ( NOAA)
2017 Environmental Management Advisor  Peace Corps Formerly Lab Assistant 3 at UC Santa Barbara Marine Science Institute
2017 Urban Conservation Manager Seattle Audubon Society Formerly Project Scientist,  Nature Conservancy
2017 Air Quality Specialist FirstCarbon Solutions Formerly Environmental Planner at Millennium Planning & Engineering 
2017 Water Resources Control Engineer  State Water Resources Control Board Formerly Agricultural Water Management Specialist at Resource Conservation District of Monterey County
2017 Plan Development Policy Analyst and Editor,  International Arctic Research Center University of Alaska Fairbanks (consulting work for NOAA) Formerly Natural Resource Advisor International Article Research Center at University of Alaska Fairbanks
2017 Manager Sanctuary Rock Gyn  
2016 Senior Manager, Climate Policy Ocean Conservancy Formerly Climate Change Program Manager at California Ocean Protection Council 
2016 Senior Consultant  Celerity Consulting Group Formerly GIS Analysist via Apex Systems for Apple
2016 Research Area Specialist Associate Graham Sustainability Institute Formerly Field Organizer for Yes on 1631
2016 Equestrian Trainor  Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Attraction Formerly Business Development Consultant, Marine Megafauna Foundation; Equestrian artist/performer with Cavalia/Cirque du Soleil
2016 Coastal Management Specialist & NERR Management Liaison NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Formerly Environmental Specialist II/Coastal Planner
2016 Co-Director/Co-Founder Community Greening Formerly Business Partner, Both Co Aquaponics
2016 Communications Specialist NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Marine Debris Division Formerly Communications and Outreach Specialist at I.M. Systems Group Inc
2016 Associate Water Resources Specialist Valley Water Formerly Social Media Director at ESTUARY News
2015 Senior Digital Associate Lenfest Ocean Program (part of Pew Charitible Trusts) Formerly Outreach Coordinator, Blue Frontier Campaign (ocean advocacy group)
2015 Environmental Scientist State Lands Commission, Environmental Planning and Management Division (working on sea level rise policy) Formerly NOAA Sea Grant Fellow
2015 Conservation Programs Manager Save the Waves Coalition Formerly Plastic Pollution Manager The Surfrider Foundation
2015 Adaptation Program Manager Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, University of Arizona Formerly NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, Puerto Rico Coastal Zone Management Program
2015 Visiting Researcher University of Vcitoria  Formerly PhD Candidate at Memorial University of Newfoundland 
2015 Resource Protection Specialist Affiliate, Channel Islands Natl Marine Sanctuary U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) Formerly NOAA Sea Grant Fellow, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
2015 Coastal Planner California Coastal Commission Formerly Coastal Program Analyst
2015 PhD Candidate University of Tasmania, Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies 
2015 Coastal Program Analyst II - Enforcement California Coastal Commission Formerly District Enforcement Officer, South Coast District
2015 Fisheries Analyst Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Formerly Environmental Scientist California Department of Water Resources
2015 Senior Research Analyst  (water and environmental quality issues) U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) via Ascendant Program Services, LLC   Formerly Research Intern Chengdu Urvan Rivers Association (CURA) 
2015 Foreign Affairs Specialist NOAA National Marine and Atmospheric Administration Formerly Project Manager at Traceability Division, Fishwise
2014 Compliance and Legal Department NORCAL Group Formerly International Environmental Regulatory Research Analyst, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
2014 Coastal Program Analyst California Coastal Commission  
2014 Founder/Farmer & Composting Coordinator for City of Haines, Alaska Spruce and Birch Acres Farms Formerly Logistics Coordinator, Alaska Nature Tours
2014 PhD Candidate University of Tasmania, School of Geography and Environmental Studies Formerly National Coral Reef Management Fellow at U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Rota, Mariana Islands
2014 Field Instructor / Co-owner & Baker National Outdoor Leadership School / Kinship Kitchen Formerly Faculty at High Mountain Institute (teaches conservation, rock climbing, leadership to youth)
2014 Senior Consultant  RESET Carbon Ltd. Formerly Co-creator: Waste Not Why Not in Taipei City, Taiwan
2014 Senior Planner County of Santa Barbara (land use issues including coastal management)
2014 Air Quality Planner II  Monterey Air Resources District Formerly GIS Planner, The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
2014 Equity Manager Portland Water Bureau Formerly Director, Ocean Governance and Policy Ocean Health Index- Conservation Itl.
2014 Envrionmental Analyst Dudek (environmental consulting firm)
2014 Senior Associate Environmental Incentives, LLC Formerly Marine and Coastal Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank
2014 Lead, Delivery Management Community of Practice  cBrain (neuroimaging software) Formerly Senior Consultant on Environmental Compliance, US Army, Air Quality and Climate Change Department 
2013 Senior Program Coordinator Conservation International   
2013 PhD Candidate, Marine Policy University of Delaware Formerly Conservation Intl.
2013 Founder and Principal Seagrave Consulting (Self-Employed) Formerly with San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
2013 International Relations Specialist Bureau of Ocean Energy Management  Formerly International Affairs Specialist, NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
2013 Director of Content Marketing Zeplin (product design software & firm) Formerly Integrated Marketing Manager at Comfy by Building Robotics (mission: make modern buildings more energy efficient, comfortable for humans)
2013 Research Analyst Lionbridge (translation & localization company) Formerly Llikchary Institute, Ecuador (mission:  protect rain forest and indigenous culture)
2013 Land Protection Manager Triangle Land Conservancy (mission:  get people out into preserves and into nature)
2013 Fisheries Consultant Nordenfjeldske Development Services (NFDS) Formerly Consultant at TRAFFIC: Conducts intelligence gathering at wildlife markets in South Africa to analyze the scale of the illegal wildlife trade at major urban centers
2013 Writer, Editor, Strategist Self-Employed Formerly California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
2013 Operations Project Manager CelLink Copration (circuits for renewable energy)
2012 Lecturer  California State University, Monterey Bay Formerly with County of Monterey
2012 Rimba Collective Program Manager Lestari Capital Formerly with World Resources Institute
2012 Authenticity Coach Awaken Authenticity Formerly with Paddle on/ Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC)
2012 Director of Major Gifts Stevenson School, Pebble Beach Formerly Friends of the Sea Otter
2012 Marine Program Officer Wild Aid Formerly with Lindsay Wildlife
2011 Policy Coordinator Surfrider Foundation Formerly with California Coastal Commission