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Lauren Othon '10 (USA)

One of the most beautiful aspects of experiencing MESPOM was the exercise in family-building it provided. Over time, through common experiences and the sheer physical proximity you have with one another, the people you encounter first as unknowns from various corners of the world, become lifelong friends, inextricably linked to your personal growth, your memories, your future and your past. I could not have imagined the importance my MESPOM relationships would carry years after graduation. And yet, after years apart, I can think of no group of people with whom I share this kind of bond.

Javier Esparrago ’12 (Spain)

Environmental policy consultant in London, UK

If one thinks of a job in public environmental policies, what comes to your mind is public administration, are international organisms, think-tanks or even NGOs. And what about the private sector? Well, in my case MESPOM was the key to start a career as an environmental policy consultant in a large company.

Miao Qing '14 (China)

I am Miao Qing, from China, a MESPOMer in 2012-2014. After I graduated, I came back to Beijing and joined a startup company with social-media management software and social marketing strategy service. I am always thinking about how to combine what I learned during my bachelor and MESPOM. This newly Startup Company enables me to do so.

Sarah Beckham Hooff '13 (USA)

I enjoyed exploring my interest in social issues and community-environment interrelations during MESPOM, and after completing my thesis at the Greek University of the Aegean in 2013, I moved to the far north of Finland. I coordinated interdisciplinary environmental research for the the RISES (Resilience in Socio-Ecological Systems of Northwest Eurasia) project at the University of Lapland Arctic Center in Rovaniemi.

Manavi Bhardwaj '14 (India)

The last few months of very active job searching has led me to a very exciting opportunity! I have started work as Research Associate at New Delhi based Centre for Science and Environment . The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi, India. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable.

Andres Pena '10 (Colombia)

Currently, I am working as an Associate Consultant for one of the top universities in my country - Colombia - at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. I am part of a team coordinating research projects in the environmental field (management, policy & science... yes, sounds so MESPOM!). These research projects are developed between the university and different organizations from the private & public sector, non-profit organizations among others.

Malcolm Dalesa '12 (Vanuatu) in charge of climate change

After completion of the MESPOM program, I returned home to Vanuatu around mid 2012. I commenced on a new job towards the end of 2012 as a climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction officer with the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department.

Nara Wisesa '10 (Indonesia)

I am Nara Wisesa from Indonesia, and I was in the Batch 4 MESPOMites (2008-2010).  After stints working for an environmental and an ecotourism consultants, I now work with WWF-Indonesia's Coral Triangle division.  My main role is to monitor and evaluate the progress and achievements of our programs within the Coral Triangle.

Jimena Montane's '14 (Mexico) photo exibited at the World Parks Congress

Jimena Montane's '14 (Mexico) photo was selected among the winners of the 1st round of the Second IUCN Red List of Ecosystems photo contest. The photo also got exhibited at the World Parks Congress in Sydney in November, 2014.

Jimena took her photo in Kruger National Park while conducting her thesis project in Phalaborwa, South Africa.

Haiya Zhang '14 (China)

I currently work for International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), which is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre based in Kathmandu, Nepal, serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas.

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