Our Alumni | Center for Sustainable Society

Priscilla Rader - Class of 2012

Priscilla Rader graduated with her JD from Lewis and Clark Law School last year, but realized that she wanted to use her legal expertise in a unique way. Rather than becoming an attorney, she got a job working for the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), a non-profit organization that protects the lives and advances the interests of animals through the legal system. Rader’s position at ALDF is Education Coordinator. 

Isabella Barcellona - Class of 2016

Barcellona is a member of Americorps through Confluence Environmental Center, a Portland non-profit organization that works for environmental justice. She is stationed with Washington County as a waste outreach reduction specialist and has earned her Master Recycler certification. Currently she is working on two large scale projects.

Maya Knowles - Class of 2012

Knowles graduated from Pacific with a degree in Biology and then went on to study Environmental Studies at James Cook University in Queensland Australia. She now works as an environmental biology educator  for Down Under Cruise and Dive, a company based out of Queensland.


Nalani Antonio - Class of 2016

Antonio graduated in 2016 with her degree in environmental toxicology. Since then she has been working at an analytical food and water laboratory in Hawaii. She currently is in charge of running both microbiological and chemical tests including analysis of total coliform, E. Coli, listeria, salmonella, BOD, TSS, TDS, and heavy metals as well as many others.

Mary Corey - Class of 2014

Corey graduated from Pacific in 2014. She currently works as office manager for Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT), a non-profit land trust on the Oregon coast. By acquiring small parcels, habitats are protected and fragmentation is avoided — providing corridors for species to roam safely.

Madison Thompson

Madison Thompson - Class of 2018

Madison graduated in 2018 and is now headed to Colorado to pursue her Master's in Public Health. She is emphasizing Epidemiology. In the meantime, she continues to volunteer at an animal sanctuary and participate in animal activism.


Gabriella Brill - Class of 2018

Gabriella graduated from Pacific in the spring of 2018. She plans on attending graduate school for aquatic ecology within the two years following graduation. Until then she will be continuing the pursuit of social sustainability in her career. Gabby wants to focus on the intersectionality between sustainability science and the social implications of sustainability programs, specifically related to food and resources.

Tabitha Merten

Tabitha Merten - Class of 2018

Tabitha graduated in 2018 with a BA in Environmental Studies: Policy, Culture, and Society, as well as a minor in outdoor leadership. She is staying in Forest Grove to work with Adelante Mujeres, and Amana Farm in Cornelius where she can apply her recently acquired permaculture certification.


Skyler Erben - Class of 2018