2014 Alumni

Charlie Stoll
Environmental Engineering Technician
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Troy, NY

At KSC, Charlie worked as a research assistant for Dr. Brehme and Dr. Burchsted, as he used GIS to examine physical and ecological characteristics of rivers.  Charlie used aerial photography to interpret river features, and used GIS modelling to assess fine scale conditions including channel type and adjacent forest cover.  He presented the work at national conferences.  After working for the National Forest Service in West Virginia for two years, Charlie is now employed as an Environmental Engineering Tech with the State of New York.

Michael Harpool
Transportation Planner
Missoula Metro Planning Org, Montana

Mike moved west after graduation, and soon enrolled in the master’s Planning program at Portland State University in Oregon.  Upon earning his graduate degree, he began a full-time position as a transportation planner in Montana.

Meghan Healy
GIS Specialist, CDM Smith,
Manchester, NH

Meghan was part of a team of senior seminar students who conducted an inventory of recreation assets for the Town of Peterborough, NH.  The work involved GIS mapping, surveys, and statistical analysis.  While a senior at KSC, Meghan interned with CDM Smith, a consulting firm with offices around the US.  She has been working as a GIS Specialist for the same company for more than five years.

Mike Desjardins
PhD Candidate,
Dept of Geography, UNC-Charlotte

While a KSC Geography student, Michael used GIS to study  a small patch reef called Coral Gardens off the coast of the Turks and Caicos.  Michael was later awarded a grant to return to the Turks and Caicos with the KSC Biology Department.  During this trip, he collected reef data and conducted interviews with community stakeholders. Michael is currently pursuing a PhD in Geography at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, with an emphasis on health geography and GIScience.

Shawn Queenan
Xcel Energy, Denver, CO

Shawn worked full-time at a local manufacturing company to put himself through the Geography program.  He worked on the same senior seminar project as Meghan Healy, to assess recreation assets for the Town of Peterborough.  Upon graduating, Shawn moved to Colorado and found an entry level position with a solar company.  Today, Shawn is the Portfolio Manager for Xcel Energy, a Solar company based in Denver.

Sean Spendley
: (’14)
Theorem Geo Associates,
Indianapolis, IN

As a senior, Sean began working for the City of Keene as a GIS intern.  He continued this work after graduation, and completed a number of projects for the City’s emergency services, planning, and public works departments.  Recently, Sean relocated to Indianapolis for a full-time GIS position with an international consulting firm.

Ethan Yazinski
: (’14)
Deputy Sheriff,
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office
Claremont, NH

Ethan combined his love for the outdoors with a passion for geography and criminal justice, and interned with the NH Department of Fisheries and Wildlife as a seasonal conservation officer.  Upon graduating, Ethan took a position as a police officer for the Town of Claremont.  He currently works as a Deputy Sheriff for Sullivan County, NH.

Amanda Smith
Second Grade Teacher,
Kearsarge Regional School District

Amanda spent part of her junior year abroad, studying in England.  As part of her senior seminar project, she helped bring a giant floor map to Keene and other sites for elementary students to learn about geography.  After earning her BA in Elementary Education, Amanda went on to earn a master’s in Education from Keene State.  She is now working as a teacher in New London, New Hampshire.

Tia Desgroseilliers
Elementary School Teacher
Shaker Regional School District
Manchester, NH

Tia graduated with degrees in Elementary Education and Geography, and went on to work for Southern New Hampshire University as an Admissions Counselor, before taking a position as a teacher in Manchester.

Michelle Lefebvre
Graphic Designer
Installation Made Easy
Boston, MA

Michelle double majored in Geography and Graphic Design at Keene State.  While at KSC she interned with the Media and Communications Office.  Today, she works as a graphic designer for a  remodeling company in the Boston area.

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