In addition to teaching many different geology courses at OCC full time since 1994, Erik also has taught courses at Chaffey College, Chapman University, California State University at Fullerton, California State University at Long Beach, Mount San Antonio College, and Pasadena City College.
Russ also was part of team that won the 2009 Coastal America Award, the only award for ecology presented by the White House, for another oyster restoration project constructed in the Lynnhaven River System (Virginia Beach, VA). From June 2009 until June 2013, Dan was an Associate Project Scientist for Weston Solutions at their Edison, NJ office under an EPA contract to conduct environmental investigations and risk assessments for Region 2 to determine Superfund site eligibility.
In June 2013, he accepted a new position with the Antea Group, an environmental consulting firm outside of Baltimore, as a Project Professional where he'll be managing up to 15 separate projects, mostly involving site assessment and remediation.
Rob says he loves his job and that he finds it diverse and challenging. Congratulations to Caroline for her acceptance into this very prestigious program!
Prior to starting work, Rob completed his Masters degree in marine biology from Nova Southeastern University in July, 2002. To achieve this, the Bridge Program provides an intensive research, coursework, and mentoring experience to a select group of post-baccalaureates from around the country seeking to strengthen their graduate school applications and to prepare for the transition into Ph. Caroline can be reached at Steven Bell '79 recently brought us up to date on what he's been up to over the past 30 years.
A John Alexander '14 recently started working for AMEC Environment and Infrastructure in their Hamilton, NJ office.
He also just completed the 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER course and has begun working on soil and groundwater samples in order to evaluate metal contamination.Rob can be reached at work at 561-391-8102 or at Caroline Baptist '12 was recently accepted into Columbia University's Bridge to Ph. Most of his professional career has been spent with a number of companies within the energy and production sector, including Sun Oil Company, En Cana, Apache Corp., BHP Billiton Petroleum, and most recently, Remora Energy.Steve is President & Chief Executive Officer of Remore Energy and leads the management team of the company.John works with two other GEMS alumni at AMEC, Ken Kacperowski '06 and Frank Petrino '09. John can be contacted at work at Stacy Aron Grady '97 has had a very busy last 12 months!First and foremost, she married Hank Grady and they are expecting their first child in October (it's a girl! Stacy also received her Masters Degree in Geosciences from Mississippi State University and she just completed her 12th year of teaching earth science, biology, and oceanography at Delaware Valley Regional High School in Frenchtown, NJ. As if that weren't enough, and as part of her MSU degree requirements, Stacy took a Western Washington University geology field course and had the opportunity to visit Mt.A really cool video about the work Dan is doing to help increase the numbers of the endangered smalltooth sawfish can be viewed at