Post-Graduate Data

Environmental Studies

Many of the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century are environmental ones. We must find ways to feed a growing human population while maintaining the natural life support system provided by the Earth's ecosystems; to make built environments more efficient as urban areas continue to grow dramatically in size; and to meet the challenges posed by rising sea-level and increasing global temperatures. These challenges are complex, multifaceted and can best be solved with expertise from multiple, relevant disciplines. To prepare students to meet these challenges, the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) offers two undergraduate degrees: an A.B. in Environmental Studies and a Sc.B. in Environmental Science. The two degrees vary primarily in the number of course requirements; the Sc.B. is a more in-depth treatment of a single field. Both degrees provide interdisciplinary exposure to the natural and social sciences, as well as public policy. Both degrees also develop depth in a primary field by requiring students to select one of four tracks of study. Concentrators might also consider pursuing the Engaged Scholars Program, which allows them to connect theory and practice and gain hands-on experience working with community partners. 

Through a rigorous set of core courses, track requirements, and a course or project-based capstone experience, our students are primed to make meaningful contributions to environmental scholarship and outreach at local, national and global scales.

If you have administrative questions regarding theses concentrations or wish to be added to the email directory listing upcoming events, then please contact Jeanne Loewenstein, the administrative manager.

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.



  • Admissions Officer, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Analyst, ACORE Capital
  • Assistant to the Outreach Coordinator, Ruby Habitat Foundation
  • Baker and Market Sales, Three Babes Bakeshop
  • Climate and Energy Program Assistant, Rainforest Action Network
  • Community and Forest Restoration Fellow, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment
  • Conservation Easement Specalist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Corps Member, AmeriCorps VISTA - The United Way of Rhode Island
  • Deputy Field Organizer, Hillary for Iowa
  • Donor Relations Coordinator, Year Up
  • Field Organizer, Green Corps
  • Financial Analyst, Walden Local Meat
  • Health and Safety Engineer, Raytheon
  • Litigation Legal Assistant, Cravath, Swaine & Moore
  • North American Language and Culture Assistant at CEIP Doctor Tolosa Latour, Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte de España
  • Paralegal, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Project Analyst, Cypress Creek Renewables
  • Research & Policy Intern, theGROUP
  • Research Intern - Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, Unniversity of Minnesota
  • Research and Program Associate, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Sales, Bungalow
  • Solutions Sales Engineer, ICONICS, Inc.
  • Staff Scientist, Advantage Environmental Consultants, LLC
  • Studio Assistant, SCAPE Landscape Architecture PLLC
  • Support Chief, Dig Inn
  • Sustainability Specialist, Gensler
  • Swearer Center - Engaged Scholars Program Assistant, Brown University

Graduate School

  • Brown Alpert Medical School, MD
  • Brown University, MAT, Teaching - Science



  • Analyst, Castalia
  • Analyst, JDM
  • Associate Specialist, Engility Corporation
  • Associate, Walden Local Meat
  • Business Rotational Associate, Optoro
  • Conservation Science Intern, Center for Biological Diversity
  • Consumer Insights Summer 2014 Intern, Jellyvision
  • External Relations Coordinator, Partners in Health
  • Garden Manager & Intern, Northwest Connections
  • Geographic Info Systems Analyst, Brown University
  • Government Affairs Analyst, EDP Renewables
  • Hunnewell Intern, Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum
  • Hydrologic Technician, USDA Soil Sedimentation Laboratory
  • Junior Recruiter, Massdrop
  • Junior University Recruiter, AppNexus
  • Legal Assistant, Fross Zelnick Lehrman Zissu P.C.
  • NYC Organizing Representative, Sierra Club
  • Near Peer Mentor, City Year Boston
  • Officer Candidate, U.S. Navy
  • Program Associate - South East Asia and the Caribbean, Pure Earth/Blacksmith Institute
  • Project Manager, AEI Consultants
  • Project Manager, Epic Systems
  • Research Assistant, Resources for the Future
  • Research Associate - Nitrogen Footprint Project, University of Virginia
  • Research Intern, Global Footprint Network
  • SMB Account Strategist, Google
  • Staff Writer, Today's Chicago Women
  • Supply Chain Analyst, Just Salad
  • Team Sales, Janji
  • West Coast Fossil Free Organizer,

Graduate School

  • Emory University, JD
  • FLASCO - Equador, MA, Socio-Enironmental Studies
  • Iowa State University, MS, Sustainable Agriculture
  • University of Michigan (Rackham), MS, Environmental Justice


  • Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
  • San Francisco City Hall Fellows



  • Architectural Intern, Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects
  • Assistant Designer, LF USA
  • Assistant to Executive Producer, ABC World News Tonight
  • Campus Organizer, Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group
  • Climate Neutral, United Nations World Food Programme
  • Corps Member/Teacher, Teach for America
  • Education Consultant, Taurus Education
  • Farm Apprentice, Pat's Pastured
  • Fellow, Environment California
  • Garden Educator, Federal Hill House Association
  • Industrial Designer, Watson Furniture
  • Intern, Conservation Colorado
  • Policy Associate, City of Providence, Mayor Angel Taveras
  • Production Assistant, The Weather Channel
  • Research Technician, University of North Carolina-Charlotte Institute of Marine Science
  • Retail, Nike
  • River Protection Intern, American Rivers
  • Scientific Aide, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • Seasonal Fishery Policy Intern, Rrhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management
  • Sustainability Intern, Albuquerque Academy
  • Systems Integration Analyst, Accenture
  • Teacher, Nature's Classroom Atop Lookout Mountain
  • Tutor, MeriEducation

Graduate School

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD, Economics
  • Oxford University, MPhil, Environmental Science
  • University of Rhode Island, MA, Marine Affairs



  • AmeriCorps Member, Market and Performance Management, AmeriCorps - Farm Fresh RI
  • Analyst, The Avascent Group
  • Associate Analyst, MasterCard
  • Brand Marketing Associate, Net Impact
  • Business Valuation Assosiate, Deloitte Financial Advisory
  • Climate & Energy Research Intern, Worldwatch Institute
  • Corps Member/High School Science Teacher, Teach For America
  • Environmental Organizer, Green Corps
  • Information Manager, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
  • Intern, Narragansett Bay Estuary Program
  • Intern, Smithsonian Institute
  • Orchard Harvest Supervisor, Clastic Fruit LLC
  • Organizer, Green Corps
  • Outreach Coordinator, AmeriCorps - Ten Rivera Food Web
  • Photographer, Providence Business News
  • Project Assistant, Jones Day
  • Resident in Social Enterprise, New Sector Alliance

Graduate School

  • Ben Gurion University, MS, Environment (unclear which specialization)
  • University of Rhode Island - Laboratory of Soil Ecology and Microbiology, MS, Environmental Geosciences/Toxicology