Alumni and Careers

We would love to hear what you are doing. Please contact the EOS department  with your updates and comments. Updates to your alum profile with the College's Bowdoin Alumni Gateway are also welcomed.
Matthew Savard

Matthew Savard

Class of: 2014

Location: Boston, MA

Major(s): Earth and Oceanographic Science

Matt is currently the Pacific Northwest Regional Account Manager for Shields Health Solutions.

Ryan Peabody

Ryan Peabody

Class of: 2014

Location: Duke University

Major(s): Earth and Oceanographic Science

Ryan completed an honors thesis titled "Coastal Currents in the Gulf of Maine: A Mechanism for Algal Bloom Transport." After working for a year as a research fellow for the Environmental Health Strategy Center focusing on data analysis for chemical manufacturing markets, he is beginning a Ph.D. program in physical oceanography.

Mark Hansen

Mark Hansen

Class of: 2014

Location: Tampa, FL

Major(s): Earth and Oceanographic Science

Mark is an oceanographer for the US Geological Survey. In his research on Kodiak Island, he deployed air particulate samplers to examine ash fall from volcanic events. He is also completing his art book on the retelling of the Gilgamesh mythology.

Patricia Thibodeau

Patricia Thibodeau

Class of: 2013

Location: Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Major(s): Earth and Oceanographic Science

Tricia published her honors thesis titled "Locating Noctiluc miliaris in the Arabian Sea: An Optical Proxy Approach" in the scientific journal Limnology and Oceanography. She participated in the Bowdoin College Scholars program after graduation and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in biological oceanography at the College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

Jessica Turner

Class of: 2013

Location: University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Major(s): Earth and Oceanographic Science

Jess is pursuing a Ph.D. in the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Her work focuses on particle fluxes and ecosystem dynamics.

Conor Handy

Class of: 2013

Major(s): Earth and Oceanographic Science

Conor is working as a project development analyst for commercial accounts at SunPower Corporation.

Hannah Glover

Class of: 2013

Major(s): Earth and Oceanographic Science

Hannah completed an honors thesis titled "Observations and Interpretations of Brittle Deformation at Giant Stairs and Barnes Island, Harpswell, Maine." She worked for the Maine Geological Survey after graduation. She is now working as a field technician in ocean physics at the Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington.

Amy Anderson

Class of: 2013

Major(s): Earth and Oceanographic Science

Amy completed an honors thesis titled "Measuring Nutrient Dynamics Optically: Towards an Understanding of the in Situ Relationship of Nitrate to Phytoplankton." She is pursuing an Ph.D. in chemical oceanography in the Department of Marine and Coastal Science at Rutgers University.

Alexander Roberts-Pierel

Class of: 2012

Major(s): Earth and Oceanographic Science

Alex is an environmental scientist for URS Corporation.

Matthew Ramos

Class of: 2012

Major(s): Earth and Oceanographic Science

Matt completed an honors thesis titled "Dynamics of Carbon Export from Maine Watershed to the Gulf of Maine." After earning a M.S. in civil and environmental engineering at Tufts University in 2014, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in petroleum and geosystems engineering at the University of Texas, Austin.

Isaac "Ike" Irby

Class of: 2009

Major(s): Earth and Oceanographic Science

Ike earned his Ph.D./M.P.P. as a joint degree candidate between the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the William & Mary Program in Public Policy, both at the College of William & Mary in 2016. His dissertation focused on water quality modeling of the Chesapeake Bay, exploring the limitations of the model and identifying how these models can be used to assess water quality regulations. In 2017, Ike received a fellowship from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as a Congressional Science Fellow. His work on Capitol Hill has built upon previous executive branch experience that he gained while interning with the Office of Science and Technology Policy in Washington, D. C. Ike’s interests lie at the intersection of marine science and governmental policy advisory.