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1971

Tamie Bulow (BA Geography) is a consultant and registrar at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival in Harlingen, TX.

1973

Terry Toy (PhD) is enjoying retirement and living the dream in upstate New York, spending his summers fishing and his winters shoveling snow.

1978

Gordon Means (BA Geography) retired in April 2020 after a long career in finance. Gordon reports: “I  have pursued instructing young folks on "financial literacy", or how not to get in over your head without knowing it. But I have always maintained an interest in the earth sciences. I am a member of the Boston Map Society and the Washington (DC) Map society, and attend the Rocky Mountain Map Society webinars. 

1979

Jane Grogan (BA Environmental Science) is a personal brand coach and career transition counselor at Career Match, Inc. in Denver.

1980

McGraw Pat (BA Geography) is a physical scientist researcher and supervisor at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in Denver.

1984

Douglas Towne (BA Environmental Science) is a writer, historian, hydrologist, and artist in Phoenix, AZ.

1990

Melissa Dover (MS) is a geospatial principal at HIS Markit in Lakewood, CO.

1991

David Anderson (BA Environmental Science) is Head of Geography at Eton College in Slough, United Kingdom

Wayne E. Mayer, Ph.D. (BA Environmental Science) is Founder and CEO of When Everything Matters, a sustainability consulting company integrating environmental thinking into key business strategy in Denver.

1992

Sarah (Brown) Blue (BA Geography) is an associate professor of geography at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.

Paul Rodeck (MA) is a GIS analyst at Bluepeak in Denver.

1993

Buffy Quinn (MA) is an assistant dean at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY. “I developed a new AAS program in Geospatial Science and Technology at OCC—this program was approved by SUNY and I am offering the first courses this semester. And I was super excited to win an NSF Advanced Technological Education grant to integrate UAV data analysis with this program. I always wanted to be a part of NSF!”

1995

Paul Marr (PhD) is a professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Science at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA.

Chris Sutton (PhD) is a professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Geographic Information Sciences at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL.

1996

Chelsey Baker-Hauck (BA Geography) is a marketing and communications strategist and principal consultant at CBH Brand Strategy, LLC in Denver.

Doug Clark (PhD) is retired from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and is currently teaching at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

1997

Douglas Genzer (GIS Certificate) is GIS data administrator at the City and County of Denver.

Tripp McLaughlin (MS 1997; BS Environmental Science, 1995) is principal and project manager at North Line GIS, LLC in Breckenridge, CO.

1998

Deb Luchsinger (PhD) Nuclear Licensing Specialist at NuScale Power in Portland, OR. Deb reports: “We are all VERY busy – our small modular reactor is still the only one in the world going through design certification review.  I am primarily working at home, as is everyone at NuScale, but do have to go into the office for periodic activities.  All of my educational outreach work (I am the public outreach chair for the Women in Nuclear branch here) have been in virtual space – I really miss the hands on activities, and hope we can get back to those soon.”

1999

Christy Briles (BS Environmental Science) is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado at Denver.

Keith Ratner (PhD) is professor and chair of the Department of Geography and Sustainability at Salem State University in Salem, MA.

Claudia Young Smith (BS Environmental Science) is an air pollution control permit engineer at the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Eagle, CO.

2000

Dana Grad (BS, Environmental Science) is a divemaster at Indo Ocean Project in Bali.

2001

Amy Keeley (MA) is a GIS department manager at Eagle County Government in Denver.

Kal (Khalid) Rosa (BS Environmental Science) is a systems administrator at Intermountain Healthcare in Denver.

2002

Bill Boesch (MA) is a senior IT support specialist at DU.

Eileen Ernenwein (MA) is an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences at East Tennesee State University in Johnson City, TN.

Bridget Kelly (MS) the GIS program manager for the City of Aspen in Aspen, CO.

2003

Emily Hunt (MA) is a deputy infrastructure director for the City of Thornton, CO.

Kyle Schlachter (BS Environmental Science) outreach coordinator at the Colorado Department of Agriculture and member of the Littleton City Council.

Zachary Taylor (BS Environmental Science) is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Studies at Berry College in Mt. Berry, GA.

2004

Michael Alonzo (MA) is an assistant professor of environmental science at American University in Washington, DC.

Heather Hicks (MS) is a GIS senior manager at Crestone Peak Resources and adjunct faculty in GIS at the University of Denver.

Katrina Rewerts (BA Environmental Science, 2004) is studying to become an acupuncturist in Denver.

Abbey Wick (MA 2004; BA Geography 2001) is a newly tenured associate professor of soil science at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Abbey was recently appointed to the National Academy of Science US National Committee for Soil Science.

2005

Anita Kasch (BA Environmental Science) is a rethink waste project program manager at The Environmental Center in Bend, OR.

Greg Lake (BA Geography) is an international tax senior associate at KPMG US San Fracisco, CA.

Hillary Lopez (PhD) is a consultant at Praxis Consulting Group, a Reno-based consulting firm specializing in affordable housing development finance, project management, and research and technical assistance related to housing policy, community development, and non-profit capacity building. 

Joanna D. Sánchez (MS) is chief of staff at Excelencia in Education in Washington, DC.

2006

Lindsay Davis (BS Environmental Science) is Director of the Myocarditis Foundation in Rochester, MN.

Mindy Syfert (MA) is a resource information forester at Hancock Natural Resource Group in Charlotte, NC.

2007

Maria Caffrey (MA) is a climate scientist in Denver.

Megan A. Gall (MS) is the National Data Director for the Leadership Conference Education Fund in Washington, DC.

Ashley (Wells) Lovell (BA Environmental Science) is the Electric Bicycle Policy & Campaign Director at PeopleForBikes in Denver.

Sheena (Evans) Rosenfeld (BS Environmental Science) is an environmental science and management professional in the Seattle area.

2008

Elthron Anderson (MS) is a geospatial technology and infrastructure assets manager at Southgate Water and Sanitation Districts in Denver.

Kevin Gilmore (PhD) is an archaeology program manager at HDR in Englewood, CO.

Leah Konrady (BA Geography) is CEO of Konrady Plastics, Inc in Portage, IN.

Will Longbrake (MA) is an investigator in the Energy Investigations Unit of the Office of the Inspector General, US Department of Interior in Denver.

2009

Ryan Abeloe (MS) is a GIS infrastructure and systems administrator at EN Engineering in Denver.

Tilottama Ghosh (PhD) is a research associate at Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO.

Shitij Mehta (MS) is a lead product engineer at Esri in Redlands, CA.

2010

Jessica Perry Carr (BA Geography) is an associate director at the Sierra Business Council in Truckee, CA.

Jim Casey (MS) is a assets administrator for the City and County of Denver.

Pascha Enzi (MS) is a GIS analyst for the Osage Nation Historic Preservation Office in Tulsa, OK.

Harry A. Katz (MA) is a mitigation specialist at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Denver.

Darcy Lattof (BA Geography) is a director of development at Colorado Outward Bound School in Evergreen, CO.

Lauren Morse (MA) is an associate education editor, STEAM at Scholastic in New York City.

2011

Julia Butcher (BA Geography) is a client success manager at Grubhub in Denver.

Thomas Carroll (BS Environmental Science) is a senior project analyst at Emerson Automation Solutions in Denver.

Lauren (Barrows) Duncan (BS Environmental Science) is an abandoned mine restoration project manager at Trout Unlimited in Denver.

Tay Dunklee (BS Environmental Science) is a program administrator for the City and County of Denver.

Lindsey Hethcote (BA Environmental Science) is a director of education at Tres Estrellas Organic Farm and Garden in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. 

Luke Kaim Thelen (BA Geography) is a customer experience specialist at IQGeo in Parker, CO.

2012

Bill Brenton (MA) is an enumerator with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Derek Aoki (BA Geography and Environmental Science) is a sea turtle field technician at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, FL.

Paul Donegan (BA Geography) is an associate at Clarion Associates in Denver.

Anne Ritter Dougherty (BA Geography) is pursuing an MBA degree at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT.

Michael Swan (BA Geography) is a planner and GIS specialist at NV5 in Jersey City, NJ.

Kristina Yamamoto (PhD 2012; MS 2008) is a geospatial analyst at Gro Intelligence, an agriculture data analytics company located in New York City.

2013

Sutapa Bandyopadhyay (PhD) is Planning and Program Development Manager at Federal Highway Administration in Trenton, NJ.

Becky Brice (MA) is a geographer in the Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center at the USGS in Lakewood, CO.

2014

Tommy Crosby (BA Geography) is a food access manager for Metro Caring in Denver.

Taylor Hafley (MA) is a doctoral candidate at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.

Lanna Magnolia (BA Geography) is an attorney and judicial law clerk for the Federal Judiciary in Minneapolis, MN.

2015

Trevor Allt (BA Geography) is an assistant bank manager at FirstBank in Denver.

Rebecca Boyd (MS) is a GIS technician for the City of Spokane in Spokane, WA.

August Comstock (BA Geography) is a senior manager of eCommerce at Nutrafol in Los Angeles, CA.

John Davis (PhD) is an information technology specialist for the South Dakota Army National Guard in Sioux Falls, SD.

Junlin He (BA Geography) is a data scientist at Edison Energy, LLC in Boston, MA.

G. Thomas LaVanchy (PhD) is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK.

Collin Olson (BA Geography) is a program manager at TEEMS in Nederland, CO.

Walter Scheib (MA) is an investment director at Gary Community Investments in Denver.

Amir Siraj (PhD) is a postdoctoral research associate at University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.

Katy Waechter (MS) is a geospatial data scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden.

Chelsea Warren (BS Environmental Science) is a marketing communications specialist for the City and County of Denver.

2016

Sydney Firmin (MA) is a data scientist at Alteryx in Denver.

Nicholas Gilroy (MS) is a geospatial data scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden.

Andie Hall (BA Geography) is a student in DU’s Sturm College of Law.

Natalie Knowles (BA Geography) is a PhD candidate in geography and environmental management at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Augustus Kubiak (BA Geography) is pursuing a master’s degree in journalism at Edinburgh Napier University in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Kaela Martins (BS Environmental Science) is a manager at the Environmental Programs at Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) in Washington, DC.

Madeleine Meredith (BA Geography) is an art therapist in training in Alexandria, VA.

Christian Nielsen (BA Geography) is a GIS specialist at the Nebraska Public Service Commission in Lincoln, NE.

Joseph Quintana (MA) is a project lead in the Enterprise Support Unit at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in Madison, WI.

Julia Richards (BS Environmental Science) is a cartographer for topotyr.com in Silverton, CO.

Emily Robertson (BA Geography) is a youth vote organizer in Denver.

David Solberg (BA Geography) an assistant director for reunion and class giving at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

2017

Gretchen Bahr (BA Geography) is a senior geospatial technician for government navigation programs at Jeppeson Boeing in Denver.

Marta Blanco Castaño (MS) is a flood mapping program assistant at the Colorado Water Conservation Board in Denver.

Erin Glenn (MS) is a GIS project assistant at the City of Aspen in Aspen, CO.

Ryan Keeney (MS) is a GIS analyst at Mott MacDonald in Denver.

Page Kemna (BA Environmental Science) is an online account executive at Zoom Video Communications in Denver.

Danielle Koelling (BA Geography) is a graduate student at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Vienna, Austria.

Mike Krois (MS) is a GIS specialist with Vail Resorts in Vail, CO.

Jessica Lally (BA Environmental Science) is a program administrator for the City and County of Denver.

Hannah Lewis (MS) is a GIS quality control technician at CACI International, Inc. in Ft. Collins.

Emilio Mateo (MA) is a PhD student in geography at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

Audrey Ng (BA, Environmental Science) is a water and sustainability project manager at Boston Public Schools in Boston, MA.

Gianfranco Palumbo (BA Geography) is a GIS specialist at AzTec Consultants, Inc. in Denver.

Diego Pons (PhD) is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO.

Jack Poole (BA Environmental Science) is a field ecologist at PG Environmental in Denver.

Lizzy Wallis (BA Geography) is a medical case manager at Colorado Health Network in Denver.

Casey White (BS Environmental Science) is a research assistant at the University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate School.

2018

Aubry Andreas (BA Geography) is a visual information designer at Rocky Mountain Conservancy in Estes Park, CO.

Sarah Bachetti (BA Geography) is a corporate sales development representative at Invoca in Denver.

Henry Crawford (BS Environmental Science) is a geohazards specialist for the U.S. National Park Service Partner of AmeriCorps in Lakewood, CO.

Sophia Drobny (BA Geography) is a customer support specialist at dbt Labs in Golden, CO.

Renee Facchini (BA Geography) is an outreach transition partner for AgeOptions in Oak Park, IL.

Mellik Gorton (BA Environmental Science) is an education program assistant at City and County of Denver.

Sara Hall (BA Geography) is a senior marketing associate at Pivot Energy in Denver.

Jessica Kenny (BA Geography) is an MPA candidate at Columbia University and Graduate Student Consultant and Deputy Manager at Conservation International.

Katie Ketchum (BA Geography) an editorial intern at 5280 Magazine in Denver.

Max Krueger (BA Environmental Science) is a data analyst at Page Southerland Page, Inc. in Edwards, CO.

Sarah McCall (PhD) is an instructor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado at Denver.

Conor O'Toole (BA Geography) is an assistant planner at Denise Duffy & Associates in Monterey, CA.

Marisa Paukovich (BS Environmental Science) is a technical account manager at Engrain in Denver.

Rachel Pierstorff (BA Geography) is a GIS analyst for the Denver Regional Council of Governments in Denver.

Charles Sapien (BA Geography) is a student financial specialist at Cascadia College in Bothell, WA.

Ruby Tedeschi (BS Environmental Science) is a lab technician at Gratton Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

David Templar (MS) is a senior engineering technician for the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government in Lexington, KY.

Natalie (Trivino) Bue (MA) is a Project Manager/Environmental Scientist at Headway Environmental in Houston, TX.

Daniel Zimny-Schmitt (MA 2018; BA Geography 2016) is an energy and mobilities researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO.

2019

Lauren Allognon (MS) is a project manager at aWhere, Inc. in Denver.

Sylvia Arriaga Brady (PhD) is a geography lecturer in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Duane Bingman (MS) is a GIS technician for the City of Columbus in Columbus, OH.

Marcell Budavari (BA Geography) is a GIS technician at EN Engineering in Denver.

Linde Carmack (MS) is a GIS specialist at Aurora Water (Colorado).

Bryan Collins (MS) is a doctoral student and teaching assistant in environmental studies at Queen's University in Kensington, Canada.

Anya Dushinski (BA Environmental Science) is a GIS specialist at Tetra Tech in Denver.

Arie Feltman-Frank (BS Environmental Science) is an associate attorney at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago, IL.

Heather Hoelting (MS) is a senior GIS specialist at South Metro Fire Rescue in Denver.

Ryan Holt (BA Geography) is an ES&R crew member at Southwest Conservation Corps in Durango, CO.

Taylor Johaneman (BS Environmental Science) is a pursuing a doctoral degree in geography at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Kelby Johnson (BS Environmental Science) is a talent manager at A Kids Book About in Denver, CO.

Caitlin Lebeda (MA) is a data quality analyst at Arturo.ai in Chicago, IL.

Kelly Measom (MA) is a GIS analyst at DISH Network in Denver.

Kesiah Mendoza (BA Geography) is a financial aid advisor at the University of Denver.

Hayley Miller (MS) is a solution engineer at Esri in Denver.

Alexander Parker (BA Geography) is a GIS technician at EN Engineering in Denver

Dan Pleier (MS) is an IT instructor at Chief Dull Knife College in Billings, MT.

John Rolf (MS) is a GIS analyst at Cornerstone Energy Services Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA.

Anna Riling (MS) is a licensed professional geologist and GIS specialist at SME Environmental, Inc. in Durango, CO.

Byron Schuldt (MS) is a GIS specialist at the Denver Regional Council of Governments in Denver, CO.

Anna Sveinsdóttir (PhD) is a senior researcher in the Environmental Research Group at the Nordland Research Institute in Bodø, Norway.

Isabel Trott (BA Environmental Science) is a certified nursing assistant at Teton Outpatient Services in Jackson, WY.

Alison Welch (BS Environmental Science) is a customer service representative at Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Denver.

Jedadiah Douglas Winter (MS) is an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) lab technician at the University of Denver.

Ryann Woolf (MS) is a GIS technician at Commerce City in Denver.

Joshua Zeeb (MS) is a GIS analyst for the City of Aspen.

2020

Nikolai Alvarado (PhD) is an assistant professor of geography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, IL.

Jordan Bretthauer (MS) is a business technology analyst at Deloitte Consulting in Denver.

Joshua Baldwin (PhD) is a GIS analyst and application support specialist at the US Forest Service in Lakewood, CO.

Taylor Barnes (MS) is a GIS specialist at EDM International, Inc. in Ft. Collins, CO.

Lucas Brown (MS) is a GIS analyst with the U.S. Forest Service in Denver.

Chloe Chalekian (BA Environmental Science) is a landscaping foreman at Greenwise Organic Lawn Care and Landscape Design in Chicago, IL.

Juanita Corea (MS) is a doctoral student at George Mason University in Arlington, VA.

Miles Dorrance (BS Environmental Science) is a field guide at Aspiro Wilderness Adventure Therapy in Portland, ME.

Koa Flagg (BA Geography) is an account executive intern at Atlas Consulting Group, Inc. in Denver.

Kevin Flynn (BS Environmental Science) is a laboratory technician at Oneida Research Services in Denver.

Chris Hancock (MA) is a doctoral student at the University of Northern Arizona.

Julia Henseleit (BA Geography) is a 3D geospatial production technician at Maxar Technologies in San Marcos, TX.

Sami Helgeson (BA Environmental Science) is a youth organizer and education program assistant at the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence in Boulder.

Matt Hugel (MS) is a development associate at Cross Street Partners LLC in Cambridge, MA.

Kate Klygis (BA Geography) is a program associate at the Meridian International Center in Washington, DC.

Jamie Knippen (BS Environmental Science) is a senior product manager at CoreLogic in Denver.

Matthew LaFemina (BA Environmental Science) is an environmental scientist at Tetra Tech in Denver, CO.

Maximilian Michelotti (BA Environmental Science) is a Program Manager at Power TakeOff in Denver.

Keiko Ohtake-Gordon (BS Environmental Science) is a geographic information technician at Mile High Flood District.

David Peters (MS) is a GIS coordinator at Chamlin and Associates in Bloomington, IL.

Garrett Sherman (BA Geography) is a technical production manager intern at Maxar Technologies in Westminster, CO.

Nathan Sirett (BS Environmental Science) is a lab program manager for My Green Lab in San Diego, CA.

Laine Smith (BS Environmental Science) is a business consultant at Nextep in Denver, CO.

Jennifer Sutherland (BA Geography) is a geospatial analyst at Maxar Technologies in Westminster, CO.

Aziz Syammach (BA Environmental Science) is a digital and web content intern at the Colorado Department of Transportation in Denver.

Sophie-Min Thomson (MS) is a geospatial research scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO.

Heather Turcios (BS Environmental Science) is product developer/buyer at PinCraft, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA.

Josiane Valette (BS Environmental Science) is a sustainability associate at City of Longmont in Longmont, CO.

Xuantong Wang (PhD) is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX.

Jedadiah Douglas Winter (MS) is a GIS specialist with the USDA Animal and Plan t Health Inspection Service in Austin, TX.

Ryan Young (MS) is a geographic information systems analyst at Geospatial Consulting Group International, LLC in Washington, DC.

2021

Ana Paulina Baldrich (BA Geography) is an operations coordinator at Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute in Denver, CO.

Claire Burns (BS Environmental Science) is attending law school at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS.

Ryan Hide (BA Geography) is a special assistant in the United States Senate.

Ashley Kneemueller (BA Environmental Science) is a member of the interpretation/conservation education team at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, MO.

Micah Little (BA Environmental Science) is a Repair and Support Specialist at CHC Navigation in Sanbornton, NH.

Jennifer Murdock (MS) is a Geographic Information Systems Manager at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, CO.

Charles Shikany (BS Environmental Science) is a water quality intern at the Colorado Department of Transportation in Denver, CO.

2022

Elena Arroway (BS Environmental Science) is a GIS specialist at Terran, Inc. in Denver. She is also pursuing a masters degree in geographic information science at DU.

Seth Legan (MS, BS Environmental Science) is a GIS Analyst at Matrix Design Group, Inc. in Denver.

Megan Munson (BS Geographic Information Science) is a senior analyst at Parker Remick in Portland, OR.

Jessica Villena Sánchez (PhD) is a bilingual mobility planner at Boulder County Mobility for All in Boulder, CO.

Liliana Simon (BA, Geography) is a graduate student in the MS(GISC) program at DU.

Leah York (BS, Environmental Science) is an environmental protection specialist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in Denver.

2023

Emma Haydamack (MS) is a Physical Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Lakewood, CO.