Put Your Degree to Work: Perspectives and Advice from ES alumni

ES Majors and Minors…

We’ve got a very special event for you next week:

“Put Your Degree to Work: Perspectives and Advice from ES alumni”

*Free Lunch and Career Advice*

Thursday October 27th, 11:30-12:30 PM, Science Center 200

Four ES alumni will be coming to campus to talk about their career path post-Gettysburg. See their bios below.

(Note: the Graduate School Fair is 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the CUB Ballroom on the same day. You can do both! Just come to the ES event first, and then leave for the fair when needed. There’s also a resume workshop 6-8 PM at the career center on the same day).


Paul Di Salvo ‘13- Wildlife Biologist at U.S. Dept. of Agriculture-APHIS-Wildlife Services

Paul earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies/Theatre Arts from Gettysburg College in 2013 and a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree in Conservation Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in 2014. At USDA-WS, Paul conducts environmental assessments (EAs) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 in order to assess the potential impacts of integrated wildlife damage management programs for the state of Oregon. He previously worked for USDA-Veterinary Services studying the impacts and disease transmission potential of feral swine to agriculture. Paul currently lives in Portland, OR and enjoys cooking and building sets for theatres in his spare time.

Janine Barr ’15 – Intern at EPA’s Office of Water in D.C.

Janine Barr graduated from Gettysburg College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Environmental Studies. She started her internship at the EPA in November 2015 and is part of the Office of Water’s standards and antidegradation team where she works to implement water quality standard regulations at the national scale. She also acts as her office’s point of contact for climate change issues and is working to integrate climate change resiliency into water quality standards. Janine lives in Arlington, VA and her favorite things to do in DC are getting blueberry doughnuts from a farmers market near work and playing kickball on the mall.

Nick Uline ‘15 – West Falmouth Harbor Oyster Reef Technician

Nick Uline earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies from Gettysburg College in May 2015. Based in Falmouth, MA, Nick works alongside the Marine and Environmental Services Department to propagate oyster populations found throughout the estuaries of Cape Cod. Leading the restoration project of an oyster reef in West Falmouth Harbor, Nick monitors the growth and installation of 30,000 seedlings at the drainage basin of Falmouth Wastewater Treatment Plant. Nick currently lives in Woods Hole, MA and is an enthusiastic outdoors-man and coach for both youth and club lacrosse.

Valerie Leone ’13 – Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton

Val Leone earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies and Public Policy from Gettysburg College in 2013, and will complete her Master of Public Policy degree from George Mason University in 2017. Val provides the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Navy with environmental program management support. Val led the development of the Defense Environmental Programs Annual Report to Congress, and supports the Department of Defense’s Natural Resources Program, the Legacy Resource Management Program, and the Navy’s Overseas Drinking Water Program. Val currently lives in Alexandria, VA and has spent her free time training for triathlons, rock climbing, and playing ultimate frisbee.