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We caught up with some of our Environmental Studies Alums to find out how they are using their EVST degrees and how an SU Environmental Studies education has prepared them for a career in their chosen fields.  You can learn more about their experiences, below.

Jessie Dirks, '19

Specialization in Environmental Education and Communication

"I use my education to push youth past the surface level of environmental issues and ask them to assess the social and economic impacts for a just solution."

Read more about Jessie's AmeriCorps Service 

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Jaybee Ragudo ‘13

Specialization in Urban Sustainability

"All my interactions help me understand community needs and it is my job to bring community members and their feedback into the decision-making process. It all comes back to building relationships that define and build spaces for our communities."

Read more about Jaybee's work with EnviroIssues

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Viviana Padilla ‘18

Specialization in Policy Politics and Justice

"I always had a passion for food and people, so seeing an entire alternate food system pop up, seemingly out of nowhere, always amazed me. Now I know well that there's a lot that goes into it, but the effort is certainly worth it."

Read more about how Viviana has been able to turn her passion for food into a career managing the Berkeley Farmers' Markets

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Maia Sparkman ‘18

Specialization in Ecological Systems

"The EVST program at Seattle University has shaped my ability to address and evaluate today’s complex environmental challenges considering the social, environmental, economic, political, and cultural scope of the problem."

Read more about Maia's Peace Corps service

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Olivia Rother ‘13

Specialization in Policy Politics and Justice

"I love getting to work on environmental topics and be thinking about sustainability and the protection of our environment. I feel fortunate to get to work on something in my own community and feel that connection."

Read more about Olivia's work for Sound Transit 

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Caylah Lunning ‘19

Specialization in Ecological Systems

"Learning  how to understand different jurisdictional policies has been crucial to my ability to communicate with different environmental agencies, city and county heads."

Read more about how Caylah uses her classes in her work as an Environmental Biologist

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Redhawk Landing 

Redhawk Landing is an online platform that fosters mentoring and networking connections among Redhawk alumni.

Redhawk Landing can help facilitate career-related conversations between you, Seattle U mentors, students, alumni, and community partners across the Puget Sound region and beyond.

Redhawk Landing provides alumni the opportunity to make a difference in the lives and careers of Seattle U students and an opportunity to give back to their alma mater by sharing personal and professional experiences with current students, fellow alumni and future colleagues. 

Redhawks, we’re here for you.  Join Redhawk Landing