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Environmental Studies & Sciences


Environmental Studies & Sciences graduates move into careers in teaching, research, conservation, natural resource management, and many more. Find out what a few of our alumni are doing now.

Alumni Jordan Cruz holding a large Walleye fish in front of a body of water.

Evironmental Studies Grads Get Outside

Jordan Cruz '22, works for the Get Outside Colorado program, leading school groups, creating community events, even participating in the annual walleye spawn, spawning over 12 million eggs in under three weeks.

Jordan is moving on to law school next, at Denver Sturm College of Law and has been named the Sturm Law Scholar with a full scholarship.

Learn more about the Environmental Studies & Sciences Research, Conservation, and Natural Resources degree track.

Our alumni and their accomplishments

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On the Job with the Washington State Legislature

Maddie Sontag '24, shares her hands-on experience as a Washington State Legislative Intern and Session Aide, learning the intricacies of how a bill becomes a law.

Portrait of Karli Honebein

Bringing Climate & Environmental Ed to Classrooms

Karli Honebein is a Program Coordinator for the Institute for Climate, Water, and the Environment, where she works to bring the discussion of climate change to K-12 classrooms.

A man and woman standing in front of a Christmas tree with a shaggy brown good dog sitting in front of them.

In the Business of Protecting the Environment

Lexie Conley earned her masters in Watershed Management, and started her career conducting stream monitoring and now works as Lead Environmental Specialist with J-U-B Engineers, Inc..

Testing the Limits

Oakley Wurzweiler has always had a knack for the outdoors from leading GU Outdoors trips to spending her summers in Colorado on immersive hikes. Now, following her graduation from Gonzaga, Wurzweiler will spend five months on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Portrait of Kaiya Collins.

Environmentalist Around the World

Kaiya Collins has been getting global since graduating, teaching English in Taiwan, and now pursuing her masters degree in Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance at the University of Oxford.

Eagle Eye on Environmental Research

Harrison Eagle, a 2020 Gonzaga University graduate is envisioning a career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a Conservation Biologist.