CEM Alumni

Graduates of the Coastal Environmental Management program follow a diverse array of career paths. One thing is for sure—CEM graduates are all over the place! Many of our graduates work in government or state agencies or the nonprofit sector. Others pursue a PhD or work in policy, GIS or science education.
The Nicholas School’s dedicated Career & Professional Development Center has three full-time staff members to help our graduates achieve their career goals. 

Here are just a few of the employers who have hired our alumni. 

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
  • The Ocean Conservancy
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Director of Conservation Technology
Jeffrey Allenby is the Director of Conservation Technology at the Chesapeake Conservancy. His team explores new ways to improve the...
Research Scientist
Mike Barrett is striking a balance between pursuing his own research, and enabling the research of others. As a project...
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Program Officer
Meaghan Calcari Campbell is a Program Officer in the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Marine Conservation Initiative. She co-designed the...
Chief Executive Officer
Chantalle Clarke-Samuels is currently the the Chief Executive Officer of the Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI). Before...
Principal and Partner
Aleksandra is a leading practitioner in sustainability strategy and communications. She provides strategic sustainability counsel and implementation support to multinational...
Marine Biologist
Peter Etnoyer is a deep-sea biologist specializing in the taxonomy and ecology of deep-sea corals. He is the lead scientist...
Lead Specialist, Latin America Fisheries in Transition
Wendy Goyert is the Lead Specialist, Latin America Fisheries in Transition within the Oceans team of World Wildlife Fund, based...
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Assistant Professor
Brendan is an assistant professor in GIS at The George Washington University, Department of Geography, teaching Introduction to Cartography and...
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Program Analyst
TyAnn is a Program Analyst with ERT, Inc. on contract with NOAA’s Restoration Center located in the Office of Habitat...
Chesapeake Program Director
Shannon specializes in bridging boundaries between science and management particularly related to marine conservation. Shannon is the incoming President of...
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Mandy Mahoney is the President for the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance. Founded in 2006, the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA)...
Marine Debris Specialist
Nick Mallos is a conservation biologist and ocean debris specialist at Ocean Conservancy, an environmental advocacy group based in Washington,...
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Regional General Manager
Sidney McLaurin, Jr. spent much of his childhood in the small city of Clinton, Mississippi. Clinton is a relatively suburban...
Senior Associate, Global Shark Conservation Campaign
When KerriLynn Miller was pursuing her master’s degree at Duke University, she knew she wanted to work on fisheries, but...
Environmental Director
Dr. Chad Nelsen is the Environmental Director at the Surfrider Foundation where he has worked since 1998. At Surfrider, Chad...
Executive Director
Paul Parker is a scientist. He has been a fisherman. Now he is the executive director of a nonprofit group...
Regional Administrator
In his new role (effective Jan. 22, 2018, see news story below) as Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic...
Doctoral student
In the fall of 2015 Lia began pursuing her doctoral degree at UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability. Before this...
Founder, President
Gaelin Rosenwaks is an explorer, photographer and ocean advocate. Always fascinated by the marine world, Gaelin began diving at 14...
Laura Taylor Singer has been involved in coastal and marine issues in New England for nearly 20 years. After completing...
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Program Officer
Rachel joined the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation in 2004 after finishing up her MEM degree at the Nicholas School...
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Sr. Manager, Mexico Oceans Strategic Growth and Partnerships
Cristina is an Oceanographer and MEM graduate advancing sustainable fisheries in Mexico with the Oceans Program of Environmental Defense Fund...
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After graduating from the Nicholas School in 2011, Emily received a NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Her placement...
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Carmen is an Analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where she is currently in a two-year rotation program that...