After Beloit


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Maria Elvira Lopez’21 standing in front of potted plants

Leaving Home to Grow and Develop a Career Path

Maria Elvira Lopez’21 chose Beloit College in order to grow and prepare for a career focused on environmental sustainability. Opportunities at Beloit College to apply learning in real-life settings helped land her a post-graduation job in the sector that means most to her.

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Layna Thompson ’22 with boyfriend Zach (left) and brother Ross (right.)

Layna Thompson ’21 plays key role in supporting Best Buy’s sustainability and social impact initiatives

She monitors industry trends and changes, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new environmental disclosure regulations and the evolving criteria of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

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Maura Hanley, with friends Emily Fulcher, Ocean Clevette, Amy Ward.

Maura Hanley’22 will work for the Ice Age Trail Alliance

Maura reported that her environmental studies capstone project was critical to getting the position: “The interviewers were really impressed with my knowledge and research I’ve done regarding environmental justice and Indigenous rights, which they view as an important asset for this position.”

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Marcos Arroyo’16 collecting water samples, surveying vegetation, and using a sonde to measure water quality.

Career ready after learning in and outside the classroom

Miami native Marcos Arroyo’16 went from feeling out of place as a first-year student to thriving after finding his focus and opportunities to apply what he was learning outside the classroom.

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Kaylie Williams’21 traveled to Granada, U.S. Virgin Islands, during her SEA Semester in spring 2020.

Future steward for the environment

Kaylie Williams’21 recently embarked on her post-college journey as a park aide at Clear Lake State Park in California. She’s bringing the skills and confidence she developed at Beloit to help her inspire future generations of nature and Indigenous rights advocates.

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Kidan Araya’13

Strategizing Climate Change Policy and Natural Resource Governance Solutions in Africa

Kidan Araya’13 lives a life of purpose as an advocate in the U.S. and abroad for communities harmed by environmental crime. Her Beloit education helped prepare her.

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Chelsea Gaju’21

Chelsea Gaju’21 pursues a career in solar energy

Chelsea will be in charge of design and assessment of photovoltaic (PV) solar projects for Rydberg Power, Inc.

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