School of Freshwater Sciences alumni have turned their passion for the environment into thriving careers. Check out where they went to work after graduation.

Government Agencies and NGOs

  • Arizona State Land Department, Water Resource Specialist
  • City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Water Works, Drinking Water Chemist
  • City of Racine Health Department, Research Assistant & Grants Coordinator
  • Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Project Manager: Sustainability, Research & Planning
  • Milwaukee Water Works, Water Quality Laboratory Technician
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Fisheries, Chief Fisheries Research Officer
  • National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Legislative Affairs Manager
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Experimental Biologist
  • Racine Water Utility, Water Resources Specialist
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ORISE Fellows, Intern
  • U.S. Geological Survey, Hydrologist, Biologist
  • U.S. Geological Survey, Hydrologic Technician
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Environmental Management, Air Management Specialist
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Waukesha Diversion Policy Specialist, Fish Technician
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Stream Ecologist, Water Resources Management Specialist
  • Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene & Clinical Chemistry, Chemist
  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Monitoring Senior Scientist
  • Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Research Analyst

Non-Profit Organizations

  • Alliance for the Great Lakes, Wisconsin Outreach Manager
  • Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps, Supervisor Specialist
  • Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Food System Lab Manager and Educator
  • Milwaukee Community Service Corps, Freshwater Division
  • Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Water Quality Specialist
  • Milwaukee Water Commons, Water City Program Manager
  • The Nature Conservancy, Natural Infrastructure Fellowship
  • Reflo, Project Manager
  • School of Freshwater Sciences, Research Technician, Aquatic Lab Technician
  • Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Project Manager
  • The Nature Conservancy, Intern Supervisor
  • Urban Ecology Center, Community Assistant Fellow
  • The Wilderness Society, Digital Content Producer for Energy and Climate

Business and Industry

  • AO Smith, Water Quality Intern
  • Amec Foster Wheeler, Staff Geologist
  • Aqua Adventures Eco Divers Isla Mujeres, Divemaster
  • Badger Meter, Associate Engineer
  • Burns and McDonnell, Environmental Scientist
  • CH2M, Geologist
  • Drake Consulting Group, Project Manager, Hydrology
  • GE Power-Water & Process Technologies, SE Wisconsin Account Manager
  • Graef USA, Wetlands Scientist
  • International Flavors and Fragrances, Environmental Toxicologist
  • Michel’s Corporation, Environmental Scientist
  • Milwaukee Water Works, Drinking Water Chemist
  • Natural Resource Technology, Environmental Scientist
  • Pentair Water Purification, Research and Development Engineer
  • R.A. Smith National, Ecologist
  • Ruekert & Mielke, Inc., Project Engineer
  • Tetra Tech, Water Resource Planner
  • Veolia North America, Inventory Control Specialist, Environmental Specialist
  • WE Energies, Environmental Consultant
  • Wellntel, Science Lead
  • Wilcox Environmental Engineering, Staff Data and GIS Analyst

Academic

  • University of Calgary, Post-Doc
  • University of Colorado at Denver, Post-Doc
  • University of Kentucky at Lexington, Post-Doc
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Post-Doc

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellows

  • NOAA OAR Communications Department, Science Communications Specialist
  • NOAA Laboratories & Cooperative Institutes, Program and Policy Analyst
  • NOAA Climate Observation Division, Global Ocean Observation Liaison
  • Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, Legislative Fellow
  • Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Legislative Fellow
  • U.S. Navy Office of the Oceanographer, Policy Liaison