Alumni at Work
Where will GLOBE take you?
Our alumni take lessons from their global education in their next step across the United States and the world. The skills and experiences gained through the Global Resource Systems major make our students competitive candidates in their desired post-graduate field. Check out some of our alumni below!
Nate LookerPhD Student in Land & Atmospheric Science
“The way I think about and study (agro)ecosystems owes much to my experiences as a student in Global Resource Systems. While on campus, I had the opportunity to cultivate my broad interests and take coursework well beyond the purview of traditional agricultural degrees; for instance, I studied social movements in Latin America through an anthropological lens and cross-cultural uses of natural resources in the context of architecture. However, as nearly any other GRS alum will tell you, the definite highlight of the program was the international internship, in my case in Guatemala. I cannot emphasize enough how much I benefited personally and professionally from the experience of designing and executing a research project in a remote cloud forest as a junior. Finally, I deeply appreciate the sincere concern and conviction of the GRS faculty, without whom the program would be impossible.”
Brian CastroCommunity Health Development Agent
“Global Resource Systems has given me more than the skillset I possess to follow my career path. GRS allowed me to join a network of eclectic individuals who constantly challenge me for the better. The professors and staff that make GRS the powerful program that it is have made me into a confident and well-versed professional. By encouraging me to learn different languages, work with individuals with different cultures, and practice skills through hands-on learning, I have gained a tremendous amount of resilience and versatility that can be applied to numerous career areas. To this day, I continuously benefit from the opportunities GRS places in my disposal.”
Lea HoeferMedical Student
“I’ve always had an interest in human health and was considering pursuing a Masters of Public Health. During my time in Global Resource Systems, I had opportunities to learn more about health systems, and decided that I not only liked clinical medicine, but that pursuing an MD was a great way to get involved in public health leadership. I love getting to interact with all sorts of people and help them live their healthiest lives! One of the biggest ways Global Resource Systems helped me prepare for a career in medicine was through teaching me systems-level thinking. Most health problems, both at an individual and a population level, are at the intersection of many environmental, social, and economic systems.”
Neil GersteinEconomic Research Associate
“Double majoring in economics and global resource systems helped prepare me for my career in economic research. The global resource systems program exposed me to a lot of economic ideas, particularly in international trade and economic development. Furthermore, I conducted my first economic research project during my GRS global internship in China. This project catalyzed my interest in research and economic development, and led me down a path of projects that eventually helped me land my position at the Federal Reserve.”