During winter break, we caught up with Environmental Science & Policy alumnus Robert Johnson, who is now the Director of Sustainability at NOVA. Learn more about him in this profile.
Name: Robert Johnson
Mason Degree: MS, Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) 2012
Occupation: Director of Sustainability at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)
I chose Mason because…when I started in 2007/2008, it was affordable for me and one of the few schools in the area to offer an achievable Environmental Science Master’s degree.
My favorite Mason memory is…teaching meaningful watershed field experiences in Prince William County, which ultimately became the foundation for my thesis.
Professionally, I’m most proud to…see projects come to fruition and help other people make their big ideas a reality.
My tips for current undergraduate or graduate students are to…try to identify what you’re interested in and steer your studies that way; actively seek an adviser; don’t settle; take advantage of all of the opportunities Mason has to offer.