Current MES Students

Our students come from a range of backgrounds and each aspire to achieve their own individual goals in this program. For many students, the MES program provides them with tools and opportunities to make the change they want to see.

Eunbi Lee, 2018 CohortWoman sitting on rock overlooking mountains

Hi everyone, I am Eunbi Lee! I was born in South Korea and moved to the US in 2015 with a spirit of adventure of living in a different culture. I have always pursued to be someone who "does good" to pass clean water and land to the next generation.

Currently, I am interested in the groundwater flow that is impacted by water impoundment facilities such as dams, culverts, or wells...

Read more about Eunbi's story here!

Emilia Omerberg, 2018 CohortWoman in overalls and hat holding a fish and smiling

Hi my name is Emilia. I was born and raised in San Francisco, California. I grew up exploring the California coastline to the Eastern Sierras. This is where I fell in love with the environment as well as working to protect and preserve it.

I Studied Biology and Environmental Studies and also received a minor in Chemistry at Oberlin College in Ohio. I thrive on experiential learning and have a passion for wildlife conservation. I initially fell in love with fish conservation during a field program in Montana where we studied West slope cutthroat trout and Bull trout...

Read more about Emilia's story here!

Trudy Gritsch, 2018 Cohort

Woman smiling in green field holding butterflyHi everyone, I’m Trudy! I have just started my MES in the fall of 2018, and I am already so excited to see what the rest of my time here has in store for me. Both as a student, and as the program assistant for MES.

I graduated from the University of Kansas in the spring of 2016 with a dual degree in Environmental Studies and English Creative Writing.The double degree came from passion; I loved them both, so I gave neither up!...

Read more about Trudy's story here!