WRM (formerly WAR) Alumni

Graduates of the Water Resources Management program (and the former Water and Air Resources program) have gone on to a wide range of careers as analysts, consultants, water utility managers, entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders. Graduates have also found fulfilling opportunities in corporate sustainability offices addressing water availability challenges in industries such as agriculture, mining, beverage production and textile manufacturing.

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.

  • City of Durham
  • Tetra Tech
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
  • City of Portland Environmental Services
Dave Blaha is a Principal Partner with ERM, a leading international sustainability consulting firm, where he helps lead the firm's...
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Director, Gulf of Mexico program
She is speaking of New Orleans, and expressing a concern she had well before the Deepwater Horizon exploded in April...
Professionally, Tiffany has been engaged in improving the lakes, rivers and estuaries in Florida and Georgia at the local level...
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Environmental Scientist, GIS Manager
Mr. Cada is an environmental scientist with over 10 years of experience in the areas of environmental and water resources...
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Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper and Deputy Director
Heather Deck joined the staff of Sound Rivers* in July 2003 and over the years has led the organization's advocacy,...
Director of Water Quality Programs
Susannah King was named director of the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission’s (NEIWPCC) Water Quality Division in 2011...
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Program Manager, Enabling Good Lives
Ms. April J Lander, MEM, AM ASCE is a global leader who makes life better. She has extensive experience in...
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Marico is currently the Mayor of the Town of Los Gatos in California. She graduated from the University of California...
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Environmental Specialist
Naomi moved to Portland, OR after completing her MEM at the Nicholas School in 2002 and began working at the...
Quality and Environmental Manager
Aimee Whaley (McCord), a 1995 MEM Nicholas School Graduate, has worked at Agilent Technologies for 13 years. During that time...