Alumni Stories

Autumn Brunelle '15

Environmental Studies Major

City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation

Bloomington, IN

Natural Resources Education Specialist

After graduation I immediately moved to Point Reyes Station, CA where I was an Assistant Fisheries Biologist and Monitoring Intern for Endangered Coho and Steelhead salmon species for Point Reyes National Seashore. This was an internship through the Student Conservation Association (SCA). After this internship I moved to Bloomington, IN for my current position, Natural Resources Education Specialist at City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation. I create programs for the public, conduct after-school “nature clubs” and take local schools on “Nature Day” field trips during the Spring and Fall. I also work with the community center to teach kids about all things nature!



Julia Bradley-Cook, PhD is 2016 Investiture Class Marshal

For the 2016 Investiture Ceremony, we are delighted to recognize Julia Isabel Bradley-Cook as an Investiture Marshal.

Class Marshals for the Graduate Studies 2016 Investiture were nominated by their fellow students on the basis of good citizenship, enthusiasm, integrity, and positive impact on others. The Marshals carry specially commissioned batons engraved with the Graduate Studies’ crest as they lead their classmates to the Bema during the Investiture procession.

Julia received her undergraduate degree from Grinell College and came to Dartmouth to work with Professor Ross Virginia. She was a Fellow in  Dartmouth’s Polar Environmental Change Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program and part of the GK-12 graduate education training program.

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Joe Indvik '10

Economics Modified with Environmental Studies Major


Washington, DC


My degree in Economics modified with Environmental Studies has propelled me further than I could have imagined. Since graduating, I spent several years in the consulting world helping companies, agencies, and other groups green their operations. In early 2014, I co-founded SparkFund, a start-up in Washington DC that provides streamlined financing for energy efficiency projects.  My experiences in environmental studies at Dartmouth--which ranged from proposing the Dartmouth Green Revolving Fund in ENVS 50 to going on the Africa FSP--were among the most fun, important, and formative in my life to date. It was an amazing ride, and one that has continued after college.


Phoebe Racine '14

ENVS and Anthropology Major

Food Agriculture Organization

Rome, Italy

Fisheries and Aquaculture Department Intern

I will be working on a project that is concerned with aquaculture as a tool for mitigating the effects of climate change. After my work at the FAO it is probable that I will be working at World Wildlife Fund in DC.


Michael Perlstein '14

ENVS Major

EnerNOC, Inc

Boston, MA

Energy Markets Operations Intern

EnerNOC provides Energy Intelligence Software and Demand Response services to commercial and industrial clients. It's a fun, young company that's growing quickly (1,000 employees around the world, 500 in the Boston office). If you're interested in energy markets or the way that the world uses energy, I highly recommend it. Contact:

Janna Wandzilak '14

ENVS Major w/ Psychology Minor and Pre-Vet

Closed Loop Advisors

New York, NY

Sustainability Consulting

I am working at Closed Loop Advisors in NYC, a Sustainability Consulting firm (and LOVE it). I also want to go to grad school in sustainability management at some point! Feel free to contact me:

Aislinn McLaughlin '14

ENVS Major

Park Street Capital, LLC

Boston, MA

I'm working on the natural resources investment side of PSC, which is a private equity firm. My work is to be determined, but I'll probably be picking up where I left off in my internship, doing research on best practices for companies that drill for natural gas, harvest timber, etc. and serving as a resource on all things environmental for the company and its clients.