Degree Year Conferred
Chemistry with Specialization in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology 2017
BSc Biochemistry 2015
Employer Position Starting Year
Golder Associates Enviromental Scientist 2018
A typical day at work looks like…
Working in consulting means everyday is different, and I have the opportunity to work on many different projects that integrate science and engineering. A typical day at work may include writing up reports for clients and processing data, or it could include spending several weeks in the arctic collecting water quality samples and catching fish. Golder has offices all over the world so I regularly collaborate with teams in other counties. Our group focuses on providing environmental solutions for mining clients. Some recent projects I have been involved with recently include ecological risk assessments, human and wildlife toxicity assessments and litigation support work.
My future goals are…
My goals are continuously evolving, but I hope to continue working at Golder and advance my career in environmental consulting. I aim to continue learning and gaining experience in many different areas so that I can begin focusing on a specific area of expertise.
My degree has helped me get to where I am today by…
Having the opportunity to work on so many interesting projects during my time at Carleton, and learn from so many people really gave me a good foundation for working in consulting. The communication, time management and organizational skills I learned during my undergraduate and graduate programs provided useful tools.
My advice for current students is…
Know when to ask for help or advice. Don’t be afraid to ask people around you, the worst thing they could say is no.
Read scientific literature, and get good at searching for resources.
Network. Actively practice networking during your time at Carleton. It will come in handy.
Choose your electives carefully- if you think you may one day be interested in something, take the course. Even if you think it might be a tough one.