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STUDENT STEM environmental CAREERs


Do you care about the planet?

Are you looking for environmental career connections?

Do you want to know about the specialized training and skills needed for these careers?

Do you want to see how what you are learning is connected to real world jobs?

Ohio Environmental Career Ambassadors are ready to help!

Download Student Brochure here

These environmental professionals can:

  • Give you great information about specific jobs and careers.
  • Provide shadowing opportunities and internships.
  • Mentor you as you select a career and plan what to do after high school.

 To connect with an environmental professional contact the EECO Director at 

Choose a job that fits your educational needs and interests – from a HS diploma to advanced training (could be a professional certificate or a two/four-year college degree or post-graduate work).  Fields include:

*Air Quality

*Environmental Health and Safety


*Green energy

*Water Quality

*Recreation and Parks

*Fish and Wildlife


*Soil Quality

*Sustainable Development

NEW Career Chat Virtual Field Trips! Click on the person's name for the video. 

 Mario Jackson- Naturalist 1 at Cleveland Metro Parks. Contact:

Jade Heizer- Fairfield County Wildlife Officer for the Division of Wildlife


Alli Shaw- Naturalist for Franklin County Metroparks 

 Career Chat Videos - Click the person's name to see the video.

Jan'net Graham, MSW, LSW  -,

Senior Manager - Energy Advocacy for IMPACT Community Action

Katie Corr,, Education Specialist with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Joshual Simon,, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks

Marylouise, City Forester for the City of New Albany, Ohio. 

Dianne S, President of dms water solutions co. llc

Mike, Division Chief and State Geologist

Greg Orr:  Environmental Scientist for Ohio Environmental Protection Agency 

Beth Whipple:, Horticulturist for Holden Forests and Gardens; Holden Arboretum

Roberta Washburn, CoO of Third Sun Solar

Julian Narvaez-WienerLand Steward at United Plant Savers (UpS Americorps).  Contact for volunteering and shadowing opportunitiesOur website for those who want to visit, hike, or get involved in a different way:

Kelly Capuzzi,  Environmental Specialist with the Division of surface water, Ohio EPA

Kelli   Watershed Coordinator for Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners

Julie Berbari:; Summit Soil & Water Conservation District Stormwater  Specialist 

Rachel Easter:; City of Dayton; Water Bacterial Chemist

Kylee AmeriCorps Member with Rural Action's Watershed Program

Joe Brehm:;  Environmental Education Director at Rural Action. 

Patrick McClung,  Facility Manager Mid-America Conversion Services, LLC 

Miyah Dunford:; City of Dayton Water Reclamation; Research and Control Specialist

Amy Dingle:; 5 Rivers Metro Parks; Director of Outdoor Connections

Jacob Miller:; City of Dayton: Madriver Wellfield; Wellfield Supervisor

Ann Bonner:; Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry; Urban Forester

Maya Canaztuj:; Miami Conservancy District; Hydro Technician;

Meg Maloney:; City of Dayton; Sustainability Specialist; Environmental Science Grad student at University of Dayton

Katie Norris; City of Dayton: Dept of Water: Division of environmental management;  Environmental Scientist;

Olaf Isele:; Cincinnati Private Consulting; Environmental Product Creator;

Connie O’Conner:; Cincinnati Nature Center; Education Director

Marilyn Dufour:; City of Toledo Division of Environmental Services; Environmental Specialist;

Jared McGovern, Curator of Conservation Programs at National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium / and Riverworks Discovery. 

Kat Zelak- Education Coordinator for Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District  Contact:

Jamey Emmert - Wildlife Communications Specialist- ODNR  Contact: 

Brian Becker - Deputy Legal Counsel - ODNR 

Ryan Bourgart - Ohio EPA


Tim Lohner- Consulting Environmental Specialist, AEP   Contact:

Brenda VanCleave, P.E., Water Resources Engineer, OSU  Contact:

Jackie Bray - Associate Director, RAPTOR, Inc.


Tom Frank - Wildlife Officer 


Dylan Long- Wildlife Educator


Joyce Martin - Environmental Attorney


Barbara Ray - City of Dublin


Dr. Chris Ball - Research Scientist at The Ohio State University


Melissa Proffitt- Warren SWCD


Eric King - Great Parks of Hamilton County 


Kylie Johnson - Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati Contact:

Dennis Clement - Ohio EPA 

Scott Denamen- Wildlife Officer - 


Julie Gee - Naturalist -

Allison Shaw - Naturalist - 

Useful Links:

STEM Rising | Department of Energy

  Digital Internship Gallery of OSU Students

  Waste and Drinking Water Careers for Urban Youth

  Student Personality Quiz for Green Jobs

  Student Brochure download

  Student Career Chat Poster 

Students who are looking for a career in Science and Research here is a great site:

Program sponsored by

Environmental Education Council of Ohio 

Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Education

The Ohio State School of Environment and Natural Resources




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