IEP Students at Goldman Environmental Prize Award Ceremony April 23, 2018
IEP Students with Professor Jeff Langholz at the Goldman Environmental Prize Award Ceremony in San Francisco, CA. April 23, 2018

International Environmental Policy graduates who have the Ocean and Coastal Resource Management specialization have done very well in the job market, with approximately 95 percent 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 2011–2017
Professional Positions as of April 2019

Graduation Year Current Position Current Employer Former Employer (if applicable)
2018 Coastal Planner San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission  
2018 Conservation Program Manager Santa Lucia Conservancy  
2018 Marine Spacial Scientist World Wildlife Fund  
2018 Boren Fellow Boren Institute, Japan  
2018 Climate Corps Fellow/Assistant Project Manager City of Hayward, CA  
2018 Program Manager Anchorage Solar Resilience Fellow, Mayors Office, Anchorage, Alaska
2018 Regulatory Project Manager US Army Corps of Engineers  
2018 Marine Program Coordinator Wild Aid  
2017 Research Assistant Perkins Coie, LLP (international law firm) Formerly with Monterey Bay Aquarium, Policy Division
2017 Environmental Specialist/Coastal Planner Dudek (environmental consulting firm) Formerly NOAA Sea Grant Fellow, California Coastal Commission, Climate Change Department
2017 Ex Assistant and Communications Coordinator Marine Conservation Institute  
2017 Policy Analyst, International Arctic Research Center, Alaska University of Alaska Fairbanks (consulting work for NOAA)  
2017 H20 Innovation Coordinator Blue Mind Life (Short courses in how being in, on, and under the water affects individuals and communities) Formerly Digital Marketing Specialist, Think Beyond Plastics
2017 Project Scientist The Nature Conservancy Simultaneously, Junior Specialist, UC Santa Cruz (Finding pathways for conserving California’s coastal habitat in the face of sea level rise, same mission as current position)
2017 Associate Planner Rincon Consultants, Inc. (Environmental Scientists, Planners, Engineers)  
2017 Research Associate Center for the Blue Economy  
2017 Policy Analyst, International Arctic Research Center, Alaska University of Alaska Fairbanks (consulting work for NOAA)  
2017 Assistant Manager Sanctuary Rock Gym  
2016 Sea Grant Fellow Ocean Protection Council  
2016 Outreach Specialist San Francisco Rising (electoral alliance that builds political power of working-class communities of color in San Francisco) Formerly Outreach Specialist, Asian Pacific Environmental Network
2016 Climate Justice Steward Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy  
2016 Equestrian Performer Cirque du Soleil Formerly Business Development Consultant, Marine Megafauna Foundation
2016 Communication and Outreach Specialist NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Marine Debris Division  
2016 California Sea Grant Fellow Delta Stewardship Council Formerly Product Contractor, National Geographic Learning
2015 Outreach Coordinator Lenfest Ocean Program 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, same organization
2015 Land Stewardship Assistant Ostego Land Trust Formerly Consultant for UN FAO
2015 Resource Protection Specialist, Channel Islands National 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, same organization
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, same organization
2015 Sea Grant Fellow California Department of Fish and Game  
2015 Codirector/Cofounder Community Greening Formerly Business Partner, Both Co. Aquaponics
2015 Project Manager Traceability Division, FishWise  
2015 Research Analyst (water and environmental quality issues) U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) via Ascendant Program Services, LLC  
2014 International Environmental Regulatory Research Analyst Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., Austin, Texas  
Pending Research and Operations Associate Kathy Macdonald Associates, Inc. Formerly Peace Corps Mexico
2014 Coastal Program Analyst California Coastal Commission  
2014 Freelance Consultant    
2014 Coastal Resource Management, Rota, Mariana Islands U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Formerly Peace Corps Municipal Agriculture Office, Environmental Services Department, Western Visayas, Guimaras Island off the Philippines
2014 Public Lands Business Organizer and Wyss Fellow Conservation Colorado, Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance  
2014 Consultant Center for the Green Economy, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taipei, Taiwan  
2014 Planner County of Santa Barbara (land use issues including coastal management)  
2014 Air Quality Planner I Monterey Air Resources District Formerly GIS Planner, the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
2014 Director, Ocean Governance and Policy Conservation International Formerly Senior Manager, Ocean Health Index, Moore Center for Science and Oceans, Conservation International
2014 Associate Loeven Groups, Inc.  
2014 Conservation Programming and Policy Specialist Environmental Incentives, LLC Formerly Marine and Coastal Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank
2014 Associate Homeless Garden Project Formerly World Surfing Reserve Fellow, Save the Waves
2014 Plastic Pollution Manager Surfrider Foundation Formerly Outdoor Program Coordinator, Big Sur Land Trust
2014 Adaptation Program Manager, Center for Climate Adaptation University of Arizona Formerly NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, Puerto Rico Coastal Zone Management Program
2014 Program Manager U.S. Army, Air Quality and Climate Change Department  
2013 Senior Program Coordinator Conservation International  
2013 PhD Marine Policy, starting FA17 University of Delaware Formerly Conservation International
2013 Environmental Science Coastal Planner San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission  
2013 Arctic Program Officer Garnet Strategies, LLC (Clean Air Task Force, Arctic 21)  
2013 Integrated Marketing Manager Comfy Building Robotics (mission: make modern buildings more energy efficient, comfortable for humans)  
2013 English Professor Language Solutions España Formerly Llikchary Institute, Ecuador (mission: protect rain forest and indigenous culture)
2013 Membership and Community Outreach Coordinator Triangle Land Conservancy (mission: get people out into preserves and into nature)  
2013 Human Rights Project Manager FishWise  
2013 Writer, Editor, Strategist Self-Employed Formerly California Certified Organic Farmers
2013 Project Manager TriCal Rentals Formerly Marketing Manager and Sustainability Coordinator at Royal Hawaiian Seafood Company
2012 Management Specialist, Civil Rights Office County of Monterey Formerly with County Supervisor Jane Parker’s office (environmental board aide)
2012 Research Analyst World Resources Institute, Indonesia  
2012 Director Paddle On (Alyssum’s own nonprofit—she paddled the Mississippi River documenting water quality and plastic waste along the way) Formerly with Tridec Tech LLC (supports National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientific and technical programs)
2012 Major Gifts Officer Stevenson School, Pebble Beach Formerly Friends of the Sea Otter
2012 Marine Program Officer Wild Aid  
2011 Policy Coordinator Surfrider Foundation