Alumni at Work

Mike Warner

Mike Warner

Spring 2011 graduate

Mike began working as a Watershed Aide at the Marin Municipal Water District right after graduation. As part of the watershed staff, Mike responds to medical emergencies and wildland fires, maintains fire roads and trails, manages erosion issues, and monitors vegetation throughout 19,000 acres of wilderness. The watershed’s park lands draw visitors from all over the world, but Mike enjoys the scenery and the wildlife on a daily basis, all the while contributing to its health and accessibility.

Dan Stewart

Dan Stewart

Spring 2011 graduate

Less than a year after graduation, Dan landed a multi-role position at Claremont Graduate University in Southern California. He works in the Office of Information Technology, where he is a Specialist for Technical Support, Apple OS X, and Graphic Design.




Christoph Schopfer

Christoph Schopfer

Spring 2011 graduate

Christoph traded one exciting job for another within a year of graduating. As much as he enjoyed his experiences with water quality testing and monitoring, he swapped the position for business manager at Auburn Euro Motors. Still proud to be a geographer, Christoph plans on staying active in the geography world, attending CGS conferences, and traveling as much as possible in Europe and Northern California.


Anthony Silvas

Anthony Silvas

? graduate

At Siduri Wines in Santa Rosa, Anthony is able to combine both the physical and social aspects of geography. His thorough understanding of soils allows him to explain the site specific characteristics of Siduri’s unique pinot noirs to consumers—and he loves being familiar with his audience as much as the technical side of viticulture. His newest hobby? Producing his own vintage, whose development from soil to bottle he can fully appreciate.







Erin Caldero

Erin Caldiero

graduate

Erin’s ultimate goal is to work for a non-profit, and she is very close to achieving it; if a pending Fresh Produce program is approved, Erin will be involved with the creation of gardens and greenhouses at juvenile detention centers. She will maintain the space, educate teens about soil, plants, and harvesting, and teach them how to cook the vegetables they grow so that they can see the end products of their hard work. In the meantime, she volunteers with the American River Foundation and plans on traveling to Italy.