Alumni Highlights

Alumni Career Outlook

Our graduates possess a broad understanding of the potential solutions to help government and industry achieve their energy reduction and climate mitigation and adaptation targets. Moreover, our alumni are poised to lead the societal transformations required to navigate the ongoing climate challenge.

See below for a few examples where MAS CSP alumni are making an impact:

Private Sector

PlanetImpact Project Manager
AppleGIS Data Curator
Four Twenty Seven Inc.Senior Climate Data Analyst
Environmental Systems Research InstituteAssociate Consultant and
Project Manager
PwCSenior Associate – Climate Risk Analyst
SOLV EnergyData Scientist
Clean AgencyLife Cycle Analysis Project Manager
Rincon ConsultantsSustainability Planner III
Cooperative StrategiesData Analyst
TRC CompaniesEnvironmental Scientist
Sustainable Analysis, LLCLocal Government Sustainability
Programs Specialist
Rhodium GroupResearch Analyst
DNVAssociate Project Manager
Ascent EnvironmentalClimate Change Analyst
EntelligentVice President Client Development
and Co-Founding Employee
EntelligentClimate Analyst and
Relationship Manager
SoluteBusiness Development Analyst
Geotest Services Inc.Technical Writer
Eve Air MobilitySubject Matter Expert-Aviation
Danielle Meeker ConsultingConsultant

International Positions

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control of Kostanay, KazakhstanDeputy Director General and Chief Specialist
Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade & IndustryDeputy Director
UN EnvironmentScience-Policy Interface Consultant
National Observatory of Athens, GreeceResearch Fellow
The Straits Times, SingaporeEnvironmental Correspondent
Ørsted, DenmarkConcept and Layout Engineer, Early Phase Design

Government Organizations

Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) PacificHead of the Atmospheric Propagation Branch
CalEPAClimate Advisor
California Energy CommissionAir Pollution Specialist, Energy Research and Development Division
Delta Stewardship CouncilSea Grant State Fellow
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science CenterData Manager
CalRecycleEnvironmental Scientist
Los Alamos National LaboratoryEarth System Model Specialist
Florida Dept of Environmental ProtectionEnvironmental Administrator
Office of Council MemberPolicy Associate
Food and Drug AdministrationCongressional Affairs Specialist
City of San Diego Planning DepartmentEnvironmental Planning Intern
Bureau of Safety and Environmental EnforcementProgram Support Specialist
Alaska Lt. Governor's OfficePolicy & Program Analyst
State Water Resources Control BoardEnvironmental Scientist

Non-Government Organizations

Salk InstituteProgram Specialist for Education Outreach
PSE Healthy EnergyClean Energy Scientist
The Maritime Alliance BlueTechProgram Manager
Climate Science AllianceScience Program Manager
Ocean ConservancyLegislative Assistant
Lakeside's River Park ConservancyAssistant Executive Director & CFO
California Environmental Justice AllianceSolar on Multifamily Affordable
Housing Program Manager
Voice of San DiegoEnvironment and Natural Resources Reporter
Faithful Climate ActionConsultant

Research and Academia

NASAResearch Assistant
Institute of the AmericasResearch Associate
UC San Diego Bioregional Center for
Sustainability Science, Planning and Design
Research Associate
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
at UC San Diego, Integrative Oceanography Division
Research Associate
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
at UC San Diego, Coastal Processes Group
Research Associate
UC California Naturalist ProgramClimate Stewards Academic Coordinator

Career Services

We are committed to supporting lifelong professional development and career support for MAS CSP graduates. Alumni have lifetime access to two dynamic centers:

School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS) Career ServicesThe MAS CSP Program partners closely with GPS to offer customized career resources specifically focused in climate science, environmental policy, sustainable energy and cleantech sectors. Services include quarterly workshops, individual coaching, and a centralized career management tool for students, alumni and employers.

UC San Diego Career Services Center. The Center provides campus-wide opportunities allowing students to:

  • Practice your elevator pitch at their networking nights & career fairs
  • Meet representatives from top companies through on-campus interviews
  • Explore thousands of job opportunities through Handshake

Professional Development

MAS CSP students fine-tune existing skills and develop highly-marketable new ones in order to secure challenging and satisfying careers after they graduate. In addition to the CSP curriculum, students may take advantage of a wide array of opportunities including: 


  • Professional Development Workshops

    Held each quarter, these workshops are specifically designed for Scripps MAS students to build confidence and preparation to secure highly-satisfying careers. Topics include: Tableau data software, USAJobs, cover letter writing, practice interviews, salary negotiation, and more.

  • UC San Diego Extension Courses

    Powerful, skill-based classes are available, including Project Management Bootcamp, Sustainability and Behavior Change, and a Public Speaking certificate. Note: Extension courses do not count towards the MAS CSP degree.

  • Micro-MBA

    11 evening sessions build business fluency and situate students at the nexus of management and oceanography.

  • Entrepreneurship Certificate

    16-hr certificate program to learn effective tools, gain exposure to the culture of entrepreneurship, and have access to the mentorship of the Entrepreneurs in Residence

  • Scientific Diving Course

    100-hr course for anyone wishing to use SCUBA in a scientific or research capacity