温迪atieno，SIS / MA '19
I currently work in nature-based solutions for adaptation at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In this role, I use ecosystems and ecosystem services to reduce the vulnerability of human populations. Because nature-based solutions focus on both ecosystems and human resilience, I th在k of my work as both social and environmental policy.
Recent GEP graduates have found jobs at employers including the World Bank, the World Resources Institute, the US Department of State, the US Agency for 国际发展, the World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace, the Nature Conservancy, private consultancies and major corporations, and many other leading organizations in 华盛顿, DC and around the world. Within six months of graduation, 88% of graduates are working or continu在g graduate studies.
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In common with more general degrees in international affairs, the GEP degree is deeply anchored in a global perspective. Our program is different, though, in that it is truly a degree focused on environmental protection and sustainability. Our students receive more than an introduction to environmental issues. Instead, our students become specialists. Some of our students focus on water, others on food and agriculture or climate change or security concerns, others on international environmental law. Whatever the specialization, almost all of our students know they have come “home” to work on the issue that defines their passionate concern for the future of the planet. Students are free to take additional coursework within the 国际服务的学校 and across 现金赌钱游戏 and, through our consortium arrangement, at other universities 在 the DC area.
The 国际服务的学校 offers merit-based aid in the form of scholarships and fellowships at the time of admission. SIS also has partnerships with a number of organizations like the Peace Corps and Pickering Fellowship that provide qualified individuals with fund在g.