Student Story

Interning at the Global Resilience Partnership Program in Stockholm, Tabby Njung'e (Kenya)

MESPOM students have to do a mandatory summer internship component between the 1st and 2nd years, which is aimed at enhancing their professional development. Current 2nd year student Tabby Njung’e from Kenya reflects on her MESPOM internship experience

Batch 10 (2014-16) graduate from U.S. living in Israel, Lindsey Zemler

April 29, 2020

Batch 10 (2014-16) graduate from U.S. and living in Israel, Lindsey Zemler, talks about how MESPOM led her to work on projects to implement environmental technology locally in communities in the Middle East and around the world.

Alumni Zebedee Njisuh, Cameroon on the importance of communicating your research

March 26, 2020

Zebedee in the Sherbro River Eustuary one  Sierra Leone's MPAs

Batch-4 (2010) graduate from Cameroon, Zebedee Njisuh talks about how MESPOM helped him understand the role communication plays in making sure scientific research is useful and has a real-world impact.

From an oil company to local fish farmers in the Amazon; alumni Nicolás Acosta García from Colombia

March 13, 2020

Nicolás Acosta García, Batch-5 graduate from Colombia talks about his journey from working for an oil company to working with local fish farmers in the Amazon and studying the relationships local communities have with extractive industries.

From working for a firm in the U.S. to becoming an Assistant Professor in Sweden: Jessica Jewell

March 6, 2020
Batch-3 (2009) graduate Jessica Jewell talks about her journey from working for a firm in the U.S. to becoming an Assistant Professor in Sweden.

MESPOM enabled me to create a life of learning and international exchange. When I applied to MESPOM, I was working in a geotechnical engineering firm near Washington DC. In some senses, I loved my job. I worked for a company that valued intellectual development and my days were a nice mix between field work and desk analysis. But I felt I hadn't finished learning.