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Katherine Adelsberger

The Douglas and Maria Bayer Endowed Chair in Earth Science

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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A Knox environmental studies education opens doors to many possible futures for our graduates.

Some go into the environmental studies field...

  • Marcia Damato '87, Environmentalist, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Rachel Deffenbaugh '09, Urban Ag Educator, Gateway Greening, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Shane Donegan '10, Urban Forestry Specialist, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Jason Isbell '04, Biological Science Technician, U.S. Forest Service, Bedford, Indiana

Some go to graduate school...

  • Jordan Durrett '13, Graduate Student/Public Policy, University of Chicago.
  • Kathryn Quesnell '12, Graduate Student/ Geology, Northern Illinois University
  • Mary Warner '13, Graduate Student/Sustainable Energy, Rochester Institute of Technology

Some become educators...

  • Lindsey Klink '03, Teacher, Broward County Public Schools, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Jessica Joyce '11, Science Teacher, Aurora East High School, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
  • Daniel Priesto '07, Science Teacher, Cissna Park School District, Cissna Park, Illinois

And some find success in fields outside of environmental studies...

  • Selene Gonzalez '08, Community Organizer, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization.
  • Daniel DiMeo '09, Paralegal, Wilmette, Illinois
  • Christina Holloway '96, Legal Consultant, LexisNexus, Miamisbu, Ohio.

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