Placement of Recent Graduates

See below for positions our most recent graduates (2017-2021) have taken after graduation. While this is only a sample of the work being done by our NRSM alumni, it is representative of the types of careers (and advanced education opportunities) that our students typically pursue after graduation. Prospective students should consider their eventual career goals when determining which graduate track will best suit their research interests.

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Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis

Doctoral Graduates

2020
  • Research Forester, U.S. Forest Service
2018
  • Physical Scientist, U.S. Geological Service
  • Research Forester, U.S. Forest Service

 

Master's Graduates

2021
  • Doctoral Student, University of Minnesota
2020
  • Natural Resources Manager, City of St. Louis Park
  • Doctoral Student, University of Georgia
2019
  • Doctoral Student, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  • Researcher, Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Lab, University of Minnesota
  • Quality Engineer II, Boston Scientific
2018
  • Remote Sensing R&D Coordinator, Rayonier
  • Biologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
2017
  • Doctoral Student, University of Minnesota

Economics, Policy, Management, and Society

Doctoral Graduates

2020
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Minnesota
  • Visiting Professor, The Oregon Extension
  • Consultant, World Bank
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Swedish University of Agricultural Science
  • Planning Director, MN DNR
2018
  • Researcher, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

Master's Graduates

2020
  • Origination Associate, National Grid Renewables
  • Urban Waters Partnership Ambassador, Middle Rio Grande 
  • Doctoral Student, University of Minnesota
  • Community Program Coordinator, Center for Energy and Environment
  • Urban and Community Forestry Volunteer Programs Coordinator, University of Minnesota
  • Forest Analyst, Steigerwaldt Land Services, Inc.
  • Public Lands Transportation Fellow, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
2019
  • Science Teacher, St. Paul Academy and Summit School
  • Doctoral Student, University of Minnesota
  • Doctoral Student, University of Illinois
2018
  • Research Program Manager, University of Minnesota - Duluth
  • Senior Policy and Standards Manager, Forest Stewardship Council
  • Forest Projects Manager, California Association of Resource Conservation Districts
  • Research Specialist, Minnesota Population Center
2017
  • Senior Land Management Coordinator, Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District
  • Minnesota GreenCorps Program Associate Coordinator, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Wildlife Biologist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Sustainability Coordinator, City of Sioux Falls
  • Southern Operations Coordinator, Great Basin Institute
  • Founder/Practitioner, GutsyGreen.com
  • Environmental Planner, State of Minnesota 

Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management

Doctoral Graduates

2020
  • Scientist II, Houston Engineering

Master's Graduates

2020
  • Doctoral Student, University of Minnesota
  • Extension Outreach Specialist, Iowa State University
2019
  • Environmental Technician, Metro Blooms
  • Doctoral Student, University of Minnesota
  • Researcher, Minnesota Forest Resources Council
  • Youth & Community Outreach Specialist, Mississippi River Watershed
  • Doctoral Student, University of Minnesota
2018
  • Executive Director, Kinnickinnick River Land Trust
  • Civil Engineer (Hydraulics), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Researcher 5, Silva Lab, UMN

Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management

Doctoral Graduates

2020
  • NEPA Planning Analyst, U.S. Forest Service
2019
  • Global Responsible Forest Sourcing Lead, Kimberly-Clark
  • Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
2018
  • Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech 
  • Treehaven Vallier Resident Ecologist, University of Wisconsin
2017
  • Research Forester, U.S. Forest Service
  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Master's Graduates

2021
  • Plant Health Care Technician, Davey Tree Expert Company
2020
  • Arborist/Forester, City of Mounds View
2019
  • Biologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Forestry Division Planner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Forester, Weyerhaeuser 
  • Watershed Forestry Specialist, U.S. Forest Service
2018
  • Forest Inventory Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Arboretum Land Manager, Saint John's Abbey
  • Restoration Ecologist, Green Again Madagascar
  • Forestry Regional Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
2017
  • Life Science Teacher, Breck School
  • Research Biometrician, Rayonier

Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education

Doctoral Graduates

2020
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Minnesota

Master's Graduates

2020
  • Directorate Fellow, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Doctoral Student, University of Minnesota
  • Research Associate, Open Rivers Consulting Associates
2019
  • Statewide Forestry Invasive Species Prevention Specialist, Minnesota DNR
  • Founder/CEO, Coco Canary Consulting
  • Assistant Professor of Sport Management, SUNY Cortland
2018
  • Survey Research Manager; Anderson, Niebuhr & Associates, Inc.
  • Senior Marketing Account Manager, Travel Leaders Network
2017
  • Administrative Assistant, National Park Service

Wildlife Ecology and Management (discontinued)

Doctoral Graduates

2018
  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of Minnesota
2017
  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of Minnesota

Master's Graduates

2019
  • Wildlife Biologist at Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon
  • Natural Resources Program Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Avian Ecologist, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
  • Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin
2018
  • Doctoral Student, University of Minnesota
  • Doctoral Student, University of Minnesota
2017
  • Doctoral Student, University of Toledo
  • Doctoral Student, University of Minnesota