Want to learn more about the various careers our Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences alums pursue? Then you’re in the right place! Find out about a “typical” day, skills needed, what they like most and find challenging about their jobs, classes and other opportunities at VT that helped prepare them for their career, and general advice.

Evan Morgan

Evan Morgan, 2014 Alum
Environmental Science, Option: Water Resources
Employer:
Three Oaks Engineering
Title: Environmental Scientist

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Julia Gillespie

Julia Gillespie, 2014 Alum
Environmental Science, Option: Land Resources
Employer:
Department of the Navy (NAVFAC Southwest)
Title: Natural Resources Management Specialist
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Sophie Swartzendruber

Sophie Swartzendruber, 2014 Alum

Environmental Science, Option: Water Resources
Employer:
TNT Environmental, Inc.
Title: Environmental Scientist
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Trent Neher

Tim Neher, 2015 Alum
Environmental Science, Option: Water Science and Quality
Employer:
USGS
Title: Hydrological Technician
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Trent Jones

Trent Jones, 2014 Alum
Crop and Soil Sciences, Option: Agronomy
Employer:
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Title: Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent
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Katie O'Neil

Katie O’Neill, 2015 Alum
Environmental Science, Option: Water Science and Quality
Employer:
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.
Title: Regulatory Technician
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Lauren Goff

Lauren Goff, 2015 Alum
Crop and Soil Sciences, Option: Agronomy
Employer:
Nelson Middle School
Title: Agriculture Teacher
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Derik Cataldi

Derik Cataldi, BS 2009/MS 2013
Crop and Soil Sciences, Option: Turfgrass Management
Employer:
Virginia Tech, CSES Department – contracted to Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Title: Urban Nutrient Management Specialist
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Katherym Gaasch

Kathryn Gaasch, 2013 Alum
Environmental Science, Option: Water Resources
Employer:
Cardno ATC
Title: Staff Scientist

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Robyn Goad

Robyn Goad, 2015 Alum
Environmental Science, Option: Water Science and Quality
Minor: Wetland Science
Employer:
AmeriCorps – The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia
Title: Land Conservation Stewardship
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Allison Moyer

Allison Moyer, 2003 Alum
Crop and Soil Sciences, Option: Turfgrass Management
Employer:
Collegiate School
Title: Grounds Supervisor
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Kyle Hicks

Kyle Hicks, 2015 Alum
Environmental Science, Option: Land, Water, and Air
Employer:
Apex
Title: Environmental Scientist
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Matthed Wharton

Matthew Wharton,
BS – Industrial and Systems Engineering - 1993
MS - Crop and Soil Sciences, focus in Turfgrass - 1999
Employer:
Carolina Golf Club in Charlotte, NC (employed here since May 2005)
Title: Golf Course Superintendent
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Erin Ress

Erin Ress, 2014 Alum
Environmental Science, Option: Water Resources
Employer:
Tetra Tech     
Title: Environmental Scientist
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Kimberly Foley

Kimberly Pittard Foley, 2014  Alum
Crop and Soil Sciences, Option: Agroecology
Employer:
F.W. Rickard Seeds, Inc.
Title: Flue Cured Sales Associate
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Bobby Estienne

Bobby Estienne, 2014 Alum
Crop and Soil Sciences, Option: Turfgrass Management
Employer:
Louisville Slugger Field
Title: Assistant Groundskeeper
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Eric Frazier

Eric Frazier, 2000 Alum
Crop and Soil Sciences, Option: Turfgrass Management
Employer:
Willow Oaks Country Club
Title: Director of Agronomy
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Stephanie O'Neil

Stephanie O’Neil, 2014 Alum
Environmental Science, Option: Land Resources
2014 Alum
Employer:
Enviro-Utilities
Title: Environmental Consultant
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Timothy Woodward

Timothy Woodward,
Crop and Soil Sciences
BS: 2008; MS: 2011
Employer:
Tellus Agronomics LLC
Title: Owner
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Megan Orentas

Megan Orentas
Environmental Science, Option: Land Restoration and Management
2016 Alum
Employer:
E&E Development – ThinkBox Group Branch   
Title: Project Analyst
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Spencer Sauter

Spencer Sauter
Environmental Science, Option: Land, Water, and Air
2016 Alum
Employer:
Eastern Research Group (ERG)              
Title: Environmental Scientist

 

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Jessicva Cox

Jessica Cox
Crop and Soil Sciences, Option: Agronomy
2016 Alum
Employer:
Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)          
Title: Soil Conservationist

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Logan Howard

Logan Howard
Environmental Science, Option: Water Science and Quality
2016 Alum
Employer:
SCS Engineers
Title: Associate Professional

 

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Casandra Garcia

Casandra Garcia
Environmental Science, Option: Water Science and Quality
2015 Alum
Employer:
General Electric Power & Water
Title: Environmental Health and Safety Specialist & Production Leader


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Haley Randolph

Haley Randolph
Environmental Science, Option: Land, Water, and Air
2016 Alum
Employer: Cedarville Engineering
Title: Environmental Scientist
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Kirsten Walls

Kristen Walls
Environmental Science, Option: Water Science and Quality
2016 Alum
Employer: SOL Solutions
Title: Environmental Scientist
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