Congratulations Spring 2020 ESSM Graduates!

May 4, 2020

The faculty and staff of the Ecosystem Science and Management Department would like to congratulate all of our Spring 2020 Graduates!

Good luck on your next great adventure!

Rachel Adams (002) (1)

Rachel Adams

PhD in Ecosystem Science and Management

Rachel is relocating to Colorado with her husband, Vincent, and their cat, Cantis. Rachel is excited to get settled there, start exploring the mountains, and build her community. In the meantime, she is writing manuscripts, volunteering with The Nature Conservancy, and seeking employment. Rachel plans to begin a career in environmental conservation and management as well as continue her passion for science education and outreach.    

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So Young Lee

PhD in Ecosystem Science and Management

So Young is currently working as a teaching assistant professor at Daejeon University, located in Daejeon, South Korea. After graduation, So Young would like to work on research at a university or government research institute in an area that can be extensively researched in relation to environmental and resource economics and policies.

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Cynthia Wright

PhD in Ecosystem Science and Management

Cynthia is now a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Oakridge National Laboratory where she continues field research in tropical forests through the NGEE-Tropics project. 

Paul Goetze (1)

Paul Goetze

Master of Natural Resource Development

Paul completed a Masters of Natural Resource Development and concluded research on projections of Texas High Plains rangeland production and cattle operation sustainability in the 21st Century. He plans to pursue further research on the Great Plains and aiding Texan farmers and ranchers with the development of sustainable systems. 

Chaylum Hogue (1)

Chaylum Hogue

Master of Natural Resource Development

Upon completion of his Master of Natural Resource Development, Chaylum will continue to serve within his tribe, the Chickasaw Nation. His role is within the Natural Resources Office as a Water Resources Planner. The work involves local watershed organizations, where best management practices are implemented for overall watershed health, with a focus on water quality. The relationships with municipalities encourage future water quality and needs are met and sustainable. The partnerships span across numerous Federal, State, tribal, and local organizations in order to achieve goals in the health of natural resources.

Coral Busch (1)

Coral Busch

RENR Major

I want to use what I’ve learned in my 4 Years at TAMU to help improve the environment through direct relationships with landowners. I want to combine my education with what I learn from these landowners to create successful management strategies because you can never have enough information. 

Hailey Chapman (1)

Hailey Chapman

ECOR/FORS Double Major

I'm planning to pursue a career in environmental consulting. I'm hoping to stay in Texas for a little longer, but eventually, explore career opportunities in Colorado or surrounding states. 

Stetson Dierlam

Stetson Dierlam

FORS/RLEM Double Major

I am proud to attend Texas A&M University and my post-college ambitions include giving back to our society by working in ecosystems management to assure our resources are conserved worldwide for future generations. I am a double major at Texas A&M because my future plans include many goals. I am especially passionate about working to manage our ecosystems with the use of fire and will continue my work with the US Forest Service as a wildland firefighter. Ultimately, I would like to use the knowledge and skills I have to serve as a Texas Game Warden. Wherever God leads me I will always be thankful for the time I got to spend at TAMU! WHOOP! & Gig’em.   

Lanna Freeman

Lanna Freeman

RLEM Major. 

I plan to live in Wichita Falls, Texas with Chase, my husband, for the foreseeable future. My overall goal is to be a stay at home mom someday!

Jake Hafermalz

Jake Hafermalz

ECOR Major

Currently I am applying to environmental consulting openings! Hopefully I get into grad school this next fall though! 

Paul Lambert (1)

Paul Lambert

FORS/RENR Double Major

Matthew Madewell

Matthew Madewell

SPSA/RENR Double Major

I will start my master's program at Texas A&M in the Ecology and Conservation Biology department. I will be studying the environmental flows of a wetland on the Mid Texas Coast. 

Omar Maldonado (2)

Omar Maldonado

RLEM Major

In May 2020 I will have graduated from the greatest university in the world with my degree in Rangeland Ecology and Management with a emphasis in Ranch Management. During my time there I learned more than I could ever imagine. Texas A&M was the best decision I ever made and I am glad I was able to complete my degree. I owe everything to the good Lord for getting me where I am today. I will one day take over the family business and look to expand to greater heights. Thanks and Gig em.

Myles Martinez

Myles Martinez

RLEM Major

In May 2020, I will graduate with a degree in Rangeland Ecology & Management with an emphasis on Ranch Management. While in college, I have collected vegetative and soil samples to aid in the development of ranching and wildlife management plans. These plans help ranchers make informed decisions to implement best practices into their ranching operations. I am looking forward to what the future holds for me and I hope to use what I have learned at Texas A&M to have a positive impact on the livestock industry or in rangeland management. 

Patricia Morales

Patricia Morales

ECOR Major

After I graduate, I would like a job in environmental consulting, maybe also becoming an environmental engineer. I have interests in working with different companies in order to make an impact in the environment; just as my major, Ecological Restoration is expansive, so are my interests. Thanks and Gig’em! 👍🏻

Jacob Nelson

Jacob Nelson

RLEM Major

Taylor Pampinella

Taylor Pampinella

SPSA/FORS Double Major

Geospatial sciences allows me to combine my love for nature with my desire to solve problems, help others, and make processes better and more efficient. While in college I’ve gained over a year of geospatial work experience in forestry, fire, oil and gas, and I’ve been a lab teacher assistant for GIS in resource management. I graduate in May 2020 with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Spatial Sciences and Forestry and currently have a 3.95 GPA. Eager to take the next step in my life and career. Post-graduation I plan to work as either a Geospatial Analyst, Account Manager, Technical Sales Consultant.

Marcus Rose

Marcus Rose

FORS/PSSC Double Major

Army veteran graduating with a Double Major BS in Forestry and in Plant and Environmental Soil Science (Soil and Water Emphasis). After completing a Pathways Internship with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, I  plan to serve full time as a Soil Conservationist helping landowners address concerns with their land, livestock, and crops.

Susannah Saathoff

Susannah Saathoff

RENR/ANSC Double Major

My goal of having a career as an Environmental consultant or Natural Resource Manager to help conserve our Texas lands and all that they provide to us. 

Tim Tokash

Timothy Tokash

RLEM Major-Veteran

I will be continuing the application process for the 64th Texas Game Warden Cadet Class following graduation.

Carson Vecera

Carson Vecera

ECOR Major

I will be working as a field technician for an environmental consulting firm (Bio-West). Doing anything from water sampling to working pipeline projects making sure that there are no endangered species where the pipe is being laid. Loved my time here at Texas A&M. 

Adam Webb

Adam Webb

FORS Major

After graduating, I plan to continue my education towards a doctorate. I have already been accepted into grad school at Stephen F. Austin and will be starting classes/research this June towards a master's in forestry. 

Layne

Layne Wells

ECOR Major

Ultimately, I hope to have a career that betters the planet and its resources for not only our current use but for generations to come. I have yet to decide whether I will be continuing my educational path or joining the workforce. I know that wherever I end up, TAMU ESSM Department has equipped me with the knowledge and resources needed to grow both professionally and personally. I am so thankful for the four incredible years spent at this amazing university! Gig ‘em! 

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