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Our Graduate Alumni

Ever wondered where our students go after they have their degree? Here are just some of the exciting careers our students have gone on to do.

Complete list of our students' Master's and PhD Theses

PhD Graduates

PhD 2014-18
Watch in 2018 for our first PhD graduates.

MES Graduates

MES 2015-16
Tash-Lynn ColsonTash-Lynn Colson on LinkedInTash-Lynn Colson
Degrees: Trent University, BSc (Biology & Forensics) 2013; Fleming College, Advanced Diploma (Biotechnology - Forensics) 2010
Project: Toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls and N-phenyl-1-naphthylamine in the juvenile turtle, Chelydra serpentina
Supervisor: Valerie Langlois

Melanie JansenLinkedInMelanie Jansen

Degrees: University of Ottawa, Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences (International Development & Glaobalization [French Immersion]) 2013
Project: Digging Deeper than Platinum: South Africa's Participation in an Emergent Fuel Cell Industry
Supervisor: Allison Goebel

Katherine MoirLinkedInKatherine Moir

Degrees: St. Lawrence College, Ontario College Diploma (Environmental Technician) 2014; Queen's University, Honours BSc (Psychology, Biology) 2012
Project: A Paleolimnological Assessment of Eutrophication Trends in the St. Lawrence River Area of Concern Over the Past 70 Years 
Supervisors: Brian Cumming, Brian Hickey

Jessica Pertili  LinkedIn

Degree: Ryerson University, BSc (Biology) 2014
Project: The aim of my research is to use flame-retardants as a case study to create recognition that understanding  environmental contaminants requires a high degree of interdisciplinary-dependence by adopting a holistic approach to understand the adverse effects environmental contaminants have on humans, wildlife, and plants.
Advisor: Louise Winn

LinkedInGuy-Thierry Tenkouano

Degree: St. Francis Xavier University, Honours BSc (Earth Scienes Major in Aquatic Resources) 2015
Project:Paleolimnological Reconstruction Of The Environmental Impact Of The Deloro Industrial Site On Moira Lake (Ontario)
Supervisors: Heather Jamieson, Brian Cumming
MES 2014-15
Gulaid Egeh
Gulaid Egeh

Project: Sustainable Development - Frontenac Arch Biosphere

Supervisor: Graham Whitelaw

EHSQ and Sustainability Specialist with Medtronic, an Environmental Services Company in the Toronto area.

Chelsea Geen

Chelsea Geen LinkedIn

Project: Xenobiotics and Fetal Development

Advisor: Louise Winn

PharmD student at University of Toronto

Tracey Guptill

Tracey Guptill

Project: Public engagement related to sustainability

Supervisor: Mick Smith
Community Artist and French Teacher at Mulberry Waldorf School in Kingston ON

Harkiran Kaur LinkedIn

Project: Land use change and environmental assessment of the Cataraqui Region

Supervisors: Dongmei Chen, Graham Whitelaw

IETP Assistant - International Centre, Queen's University

Colin KhanColin Khan

LinkedInProject: Applying social innovation and resilience as tools to address policy change within a watersheds management

Supervisor: Graham Whitelaw

PhD student in the School of Environmental Studies

Andrea Kolbe

Andrea Kolbe 

Project: Social and natural implications of climate change in Africa

Supervisor: Allison Goebel

Working with the Nuxalk First Nation (collectively Nuxalk Nation) in Bella Coola, BC as the Lands Manager.

Claire Kryczka

Claire Kryckza  LinkedIn

Project: Frontenac Arch Biosphere

Supervisors: Ryan Danby, Graham Whitelaw



Jerry Liu

Yupeng (Jerry) Liu LinkedIn

Project: Microbial aspects of water pollution

Supervisor: Steven Liss


Michelle Mazzocato

Project: Spruce bark beetle disturbance in the forest-tundra ecotones of southwest Yukon: impacts and predisposing factors

Supervisor: Ryan Danby

Erin Murphy-MillsErin Murphy-Mills LinkedIn


Supervisor: Graham Whitelaw

Source Protection Assistant, Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

JJad Robitaillead Robitaille  LinkedIn

Project: Construction methods for green life-cycle

Supervisors: Nick Vlachopoulos, Stephen Harrison

Su YeSu Ye

Project: Improved Framework for Monitoring Land-cover Changes by Using Remote Sensing Technology: From unsupervised and supervised, to targeted approaches

Supervisor: Dongmei Chen

PhD student at Clark University

Alexander ZaharaAlexander Zahara

Project: The Governance of Waste in Iqaluit, Nunavut

PhD student at Memorial University

MES 2013

Floxy AkhuetieFloxy Iziegbe Akhuetie LinkedIn

Project: Water quality microbial indicators & water sustainability

Supervisor: Stephen Brown

Laboratory technologist/Loss control coordinator at Enersul, Calgary Alberta

Tina BassoTina Louise Basso LinkedIn

Project: Green Buildings & Sustainable Infrastructure for the Canadian Forces

Supervisor: Nicholas Vlachopoulos

Environmental, Health & Safety Coordinator at Brookfield Johnson Controls,Toronto ON

Alexandra Benzie

Alexandra Benzie LinkedIn

Project: Developing inventor for forest bioenergy operations

Advisor: Warren Mabee

Projects & Portfolio Administrator with AMP Solar Group in Toronto ON

Riley CassidyRiley Cassidy LinkedIn

Project: Tourism and place authenticity

Advisor: Mick Smith
Communications and PR Specialist, KFL&A Public Health Unit, Kingston ON

Jonathon ChretienJonathon ChretienLinkedIn

Project: Can REDD+ secure & enhance the local benefits of forest  management?

Supervisor: Allison Goebel

Planning Intern at Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (Far North Branch), South Porcupine ON

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Rebecca Goldberg LinkedIn

Project: Assessing the sustainability of water governance in Israel using an integrative approach

Advisors: Grahan Whitelaw, Heather Jamieson

Policy Analyst with experience in digital content creation at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Ellen Letts

Ellen Mary Letts LinkedIn

Project: Food security and livelihood strategies throughout Cape Town's urban poor

Supervisor: Gary vanLoon

Environmental Compliance Coordinator at Indigo

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Joanne Linnay LinkedIn

Project: The impact of social enterprises in sustainabledevelopment schemes targeting the bottom of the pyramid population

Supervisor: Allison Goebel

PhD student at Queen's School of Business

Helen PowerHelen Power LinkedIn

Project: Risk of Enbridge Gateway Pipeline oil spill to Eulachon

Advisors: Peter Hodson, Louise Winn

MLIS Candidate at UWO, London ON

Samantha TavenorSamantha Tavenor LinkedIn

Project: Threats, monitoring, assessment, and policy in natural areas in the Algonquin to Adirondack (A3A) corridor

Advisor: Brian Cumming

Event and Marketing Support Coordinator at Unitron Hearing, Waterloo ON

MES 2012
Madelaine Bolton LinkedIn
Environmental Scientist at Trace Associates Inc., Calgary AB
Alan Clark LinkedIn

Environmental Technician at IWCL, Toronto ON

Anna Graham LinkedIn
Environmental Consulting - Paterson Group, Nepean ON
Emily Keller LinkedIn
Communications and Pulbic Engagement Coordinator at David Suzuki Foundation, Vancouver BC
Byomkesh Talukdar LinkedIn
PhD (ABD) Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo ON
MES 2011
Shirin Fallahtafti LinkedIn
Environmental Services Professional, Calgary AB
Lyn Garrah LinkedIn
District Planner at Ministry of Natural Resources, ON
Kristan Hart LinkedIn
Researcher at Ramkhamhaeng University
Royah Khorsandi LinkedIn
Nicole McDonald LinkedIn
Summer Student at Osler, Hoskin & Harcout LLP, Ottawa ON
Michael McHugh LinkedIn
Articling Student - Sullivan Festeryga LLP, Hamilton ON
Juliene McLaughlin
Master of Information and Library Science at University of Western Ontario, London ONLinkedIn
Simon Smith  LinkedIn
Operations & Facilities Manager, Integrated Learning Centre, Queen's University, Kingston ON
Trish Van Huesen
Ivana Zelenika LinkedIn
PhD Candidate at University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
MES 2010

Mahwish Ayub

Ryan Brunt
Policy Analyst At Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, ONLinkedIn
Shannon Courtney
Marketing and Communications Manager at Discover Charlottetown, Charlottetown PEILinkedIn
Tamzin El-Fityani
Lisa Figge  LinkedIn
Graduate Student in Cultural Studies, Queen's University, Kingston ON
Holly Gardner (Youden)
Program Manager at Ontario Centres of Excellence, Toronto ONLinkedIn
Alicia Ritcey
Bloomberg LP LinkedIn
Maria Offin
Project Manager at Parks Canada, Kingston ON LinkedIn
Nikki Philbrook
PhD Student at Queen's University, Kingston ON LinkedIn
Atanu Sarkar LinkedIn
MES 2009
LinkedInAlexandra Ayotte
Part-time Instructor at Brock University, St. Catherines ON
Suzanne Ellwood
Policy Analyst at Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa ON LinkedIn
Tian Fang
Research Assistant at Queen's University, Kingston ONLinkedIn
Alexandra Gerber
Ecologist, Calgary ABLinkedIn
Lauren Bromfield (Hunchak) LinkedIn
thinkstep, Sudbury ON
Allison J Roberts
Project Coordinator at Tides Canada, Toronto ONLinkedIn
Allan Roberts
Student at Bamfield Marine Sciences CentreLinkedIn
MES 2008

LinkedInPaul Carey

Estelle D'Souza LinkedIn

Kevork HacatogluLinkedIn

Tamzin El-Fityani LinkedIn
Iffat Yesmin Mannan LinkedIn
Peter Ralevic LinkedIn
Heather Schmitt LinkedIn
Emma Siemiatycki LinkedIn
Colleen Sutton LinkedIn
Jason WamboldtLinkedIn
MES 2007

LinkedInDeviah Aima

Corinna Dally-Starna LinkedIn

Hilary DaviesLinkedIn

Sunny Lam LinkedIn
Leah Savage LinkedIn
Andria Sherstone LinkedIn
Sarah Urquhart LinkedIn
Amy Philip LinkedIn