Where are they now?
This list is a sampling of alumni, used by permission, who majored in environmental studies at Cornell.
Lindle Willnow ’82 is technical manager of AECOM Water in Wakefield, Mass.
Michael Olson ’87 is director, environmental affairs, for Sears Holdings Corp. in Hoffman Estates, Ill., where most of his time is spent working on environmental regulatory compliance and environmental sustainability initiatives.
David Schneider ’87 is a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Volcano Observatory in Anchorage. Another Cornell grad works with him — Rick Wessels ’88.
Todd Whipple ’87, Ames, Iowa, is an engineering geologist, environmental consulting, for Fox Engineering Assoc., Inc.
Annette Kjeldbjerg Barndt ’88, Denver, is an environmental consultant for IGES, Inc., specializing in environmental regulatory compliance and is currently conducting audits at coal mines, preparing oil spill plans for businesses, and doing compliance work for a gold mining company. She has consulted with the Air Force and NASA, and her work has taken her across the United States and to Chile, El Salvador, Peru, and Greenland.
Michael La Rosa '88 is a GIS/IT specialist for Delaware County in Manchester, Iowa.
Joel P. Zirkle ’88, Rockford, Ill., is branch manager, assessment and remediation section leader for Fehr-Graham & Associates.
Beth Lewin Dean ’90 is marketing director for Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Chicago. She serves on the citizens’ advisory committee for the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, Ill., and lives in a conservation community.
Penny Lieberman Garrecht ’92, Jupiter, Fla., is a stay-at-home mom who occasionally leads nature programs at Grassy Waters Preserve, a 20-square-mile wetland where she had worked as a nature center program coordinator for the city of West Palm Beach prior to the birth of her daughter in 2005.
Jackie Martins Klippenstein ’92 is vice president, industry and legislative affairs, for Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., a company based in Kansas City, Mo.
Haily Summerford ’92 is education and volunteer coordinator for the Fort Worth, Texas, Botanic Garden. She is studying for her master’s degree at the University of Dallas, is president of the Texas Association for Environmental Education, serves on the board for the Informal Science Education Association, is the assistant district manager for The Climate Project, and is An Inconvenient Truth presenter trained by Al Gore. She also worked for six years as a volunteer in South Africa with Cheetah Outreach.
Jeanne-Marie Bakehouse ’93, Denver, is EMS provider grants manager and public information officer for the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment.
Daryn McBeth ’93, St. Paul, Minn., graduated from Drake Law School and is now president, Minnesota Agri-Growth Council.
Deidre Walsh Oss ’93 works for the city of Denver, implementing the city’s neighborhood plans, focusing on urban infill development as well as the revitalization of Denver’s aging industrial corridors. She has a master’s degree in urban and regional planning and has worked on natural resource plans for military bases and as a comprehensive land use planner in Colorado.
Molly McNeill Vincent ’94, Des Moines, Iowa, manages the market insights group at Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield with responsibility for market research, competitive intelligence, and marketing analytics.
Tina M. Thomas Giovannucci ’95, Allegan, Mich., is a stay-at-home mom with two children under age 5. She is studying for a doctorate in naturopathy.
Brenda D. McCaleb ’96 is senior project geologist for Corrigan Consulting, Inc., Houston, Texas.
Cherie Smith ’96, St. Louis, is food safety specialist for Schnuck Markets, Inc., after spending nine years as an environmental public health specialist.
John “Jay” Thro ’96, Duluth, Minn., is branch manager for Northwest Respiratory Services.
Brian Wiebler ’97 is senior city planner for the city of Tallahassee, Fla., where he focuses on environmental issues. During his career, which includes earning a master’s of public administration degree, he has also been a wildlife biologist and an urban forester.
Emily Kenny ’98 is co-founder of ME4E (Multidisciplinary Education for the Environment) in Steger, Ill.
Jaime Arwood Weber ’98, Seattle, was content operations manager for Onvia, Inc. for nine years. She recently decided to pursue other career opportunities and resigned March 31. Her past includes time spent working for the Forest Service and Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Lora Schreiner Barnes ’00 is a technician for Lexus of Naperville, Ill.
Amy Schneiderman Schlosser ’00, Freeport, Ill., is an environmental specialist with Fehr-Graham & Associates, an engineering and environmental science consulting firm.
Kelly Perry ’01, Portland, Ore., is a park ranger at Tualatin Hills Nature Park.
Emily Daws Wright ’01 is a veterinary technician at Creature Comfort Veterinary Center in Iowa City, Iowa.
Jessa Harger ’03, Rio Cangrejal, Atlantida, Honduras, is project coordinator for Proyectos Medio Ambiente.
Jennifer Schneidman ’04, Chicago, is a research assistant for the University of Illinois Labor Education Program.
Nicholas Christensen ’05, Soldotna, Alaska, is a science teacher at Soldotna Middle School. Prior to entering the teaching profession, he worked as an environmental scientist for Wenck Associates, an environmental engineering firm in Maple Plain, Minn.
Meredith Clayton Sam ’05 is a project manager for Irrigation Management Systems in Seattle.