Alumni Information for Geology and Environmental Sciences
We would like to keep in touch with our alumni. If you are interested in hearing departmental updates periodically, please fill out this Google form.
Example Alumni Positions
Jacob Calabrese, '14
Current Position: Annotations Operations Program Manager at Amazon Web Services. Previously lead team of Map Production Specialists at Aurora Innovations/Uber ATG.
Julia Torres, '16
Current Position: Environmental Analyst at LaBella Associates, D.P.C.
Heather Barrett, '16
Current Position: Environmental Design Specialist at NYS Department of Transportation.
Emily Beers, '18
Current Position: Public Health Sanitarian and Water Quality Technician at Chautauqua County Department of Health.
Earth Sciences Adolescence Education
Florence LaPlaca, '19
Current Position: Science Teacher at Unity Preparatory Charter School.
Chris Cahill, '93
Current Position: Professor at George Washington University.
Charles Lake, '89
Current Position: Professor at Indiana University of Pa.
Dave Larson, '70
Current Position: Retired as hydrologist from the Illinois State Survey. Visited the Department at Homecoming 2022.
Current Position: Head of Energy Research, Utah and Professor at University of Utah.
Gary Weir, '75
Current Position: Works with petroleum companies selling internationally to places like Columbia and South America.
Mike Wilson '71 & '74
Current Position: New York State Commissioner to the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission and was Chair of the Commission in 2022.
Duane and Ruth Braun, '70
Completed "Guide to the Geology of Mount Dessert Island and Acadia National Park" after mapping the region's geology for the Maine State Survey and to celebrate the Acadia National Park Centennial.
Geographic Information Systems
Laurie Serrett Hayes, '98
Current Position: GIS developer at Pacific Gas and Electric Company. From 2007 to 2022, Hayes worked for TomTom in multiple positions as a GIS Analyst, Senior Analyst, and Senior GIS Engineer. She worked for ESRI from 2006-2007 as a Transportation Industry Coordinator and for the NYS Department of Transportation from 2001 to 2006 as a Technical Specialist. In 2000, Hayes was the recipient of prestigious internship with the U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. She earned her Masters of Arts in Geography with specialization in GIS at SUNY Buffalo.
Katie Boyle, '10
Current Position: Geophysicist at Southwestern Energy of Houston, Texas.
Current Position: Head of Seismic Data Acquisition for Exxon-Mobil having previously been Head of African and Indian Ocean exploration for Exxon.
Sarah Stryker Vitale
Current Position: Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.