Careers in Earth Systems
What can I do with an Earth Systems degree?
Earth Systems builds a broad environmental science and policy background that alumni have applied in a wide variety of fields. Some go on to pursue PhDs, JDs, MDs, MBAs and other graduate degrees. Others choose careers in government, non-profits, consulting, teaching, engineering, and research.
Riya Mehta, Earth Systems '18, works as the Legislative Assistant on Agriculture, Energy, and the Environment to central coast Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-CA, on Capitol Hill.
Reshaping our landscape
Kate Hayes, Earth Systems '08, left Stanford for a position in urban landscaping in New York and now works for Restoration Landscape in Northern California.
Leveraging the law
Martha Roberts, Earth Systems ’04, MS ’06, as a lawyer with the Environmental Defense Fund, she advocates for federal policies that protect us from pollution.
Where do our alumni work?
- AQUARIUM OF THE BAY
- GOOD EGGS
- ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND
- US DEPARMENT OF ENERGY
- US DEPARTMENT OF STATE
- US CONGRESS
- ALLIANCE FOR CLIMATE EDUCATION
- US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- ACTERRA (WATERSHED PROGRAM COORDINATOR)
- INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION STUDIES AT UC DAVIS
- CITY OF SAN MATEO
- USDA OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
- BLOOMBERG NEWS MIAMI
- OREGON DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
- ARCADIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
- MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC US
- US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
- ALASKA NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM
- US NAVY - WHITE HOUSE FELLOW
- MASSACHUSETTS DEPARMENT OF ENERGY RESOURCES
- UNIVERSITY OF OSLO
- NRG SOLAR
- WESTLY GROUP
- FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT (JUDGE)
- CLIMATE POLICY INITIATIVE
- SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC
- INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY
- STANFORD MEDICAL SCHOOL
- US GLOBAL CHANCE RESEARCH PROGRAM
- INSIGHT EDUCATION
- CORNERSTONE RESEARCH
- CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
- SAN JOAQUIN OUTDOOR EDUCATION
- PARSONS CORPORATION
- CALIFORNIA SEA GRANT (FELLOW)
- PALO ALTO MEDICAL FOUNDATION
- DEPARTMENT OF GLOBAL ECOLOGY, CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FOR SCIENCE
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