The image on the home page is of an artificially created tidal wetland located at Cockroach Bay Preserve in Ruskin, Florida. At the time, I was the project manager for a grant fund that was used to support restoration projects from community plantings to large restoration construction projects. 

I share this with you not only so you can see something real that I am proud to have been a part of but I hope that you'll have lots of experience, projects, and positive impacts in your portfolio someday!

ABOUT ME

I started The Environmental Career Coach to help people passionate about the environment who are just starting in their careers or ready for new ones to discover their path and then stay the course! 

Are you struggling to know what your options are? Wishing you'd done a little more research while you were still in college? Feeling like your degree isn't enough to get you where you want to be? Wish you had thought about what your next career move was going to be a heck of a lot sooner?

I know how you feel, I've been there! I help students from all degree programs who plan to get jobs in environmental fields to understand the options available to them and how to be better prepared than the competition. Additionally, using my own experiences and knowledge of industry ins and outs, I help unsatisfied working professionals identify their best next steps.

My mission is to help you avoid the mistakes I made and get you on a path towards a career that you love and will last your lifetime!

The values woven throughout coaching with me are: passion for environmental health, perseverance, relentless personal development, creativity, and blazing your own trail.
MY STORY
MY ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

I started my college career in photography and design, then one day I just up and changed my mind. I wanted to work outdoors, so I switched my degree to Biology and started over.


During my college years, I received not a single piece of sincere or helpful career advice;  everything focused on grades, nothing on what to do once I had my degree in hand. 

After graduation, I got a job that, in hindsight, was in the wrong sector for me and  ultimately after 10 years I was miserable and still unable to answer the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Most of the coachees I work with either graduate extremely 
underprepared to find a fulfilling job in the field that they studied or got a job only to be disappointed as I was.

I am now on a mission to ensure that environmentally passionate people seeking careers for a sustainable future are able to create the path that will take them to their dream career.


I consider myself part career coach and part life coach, after all, fulfilling environmental work is tied to satisfaction with in life.  I am fortunate to be a person who will not stand for anything less than everything I deserve and I have made many courageous leaps over the years to work and live the way that I want. We don't just focus on finding your next job, but on setting the course for your long-term career. 

Years
Environmental Scientist/Manager
I worked my up the ranks in a government agency from internship to management in just a few years. Getting ahead means making yourself valuable and being ready for the next level.
5
Years
TBAEP Board Officer
This is where my interest in helping students and others really blossomed. I met so many others who were struggling to get the enjoyment out of their careers that they had anticipated.
2
Years
Hillsborough Education Foundation Committee Member and Mentor
Mentoring can be done at any age. You may consider taking on a mentorship role for middle or high school students. You'll be amazed at how much you'll learn about leadership.
4
Years
Annual Women in STEM Workshop Committee
The latest inspiration for me to work with students and people wanting more from their careers by getting more from their peers. I love the community building aspect!
4
Years
Student Mentor
My first experience mentoring with HEF was so rewarding I promptly located a similar program after moving to Syracuse, NY! I now mentor with the P-Tech Career center at ITC.
13
MY ENVIRONMENTAL CAREER
  1. TBAEP President
  2. MacDill AFB Restoration
  3. Laura collecting water velocity data
  4. TBAEP USF  Chapter
  5. 2017 Women in STEM Workshop
  6. Student Coaching
  7. Yosemite
  8. TBAEP President

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