Graduate Interns

The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) is an independent non-profit organization that engages stakeholders to deliver technically sound solutions to complex environmental and health problems – without unwanted side effects.


IES Graduate Intern-Volunteer Announcement

Students and faculty members are encouraged to contact IES to discuss specific opportunities. For more information, please view our Graduate Intern-Volunteer Job Description.

IES is not accepting applications for volunteers and graduate student interns at this time. Please check back on this page for updates.

Intern Alumni

Janel Abbott :

Janel Abbott

University at Buffalo, MS Chemical and Biological Engineering, 2020
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, BS Chemical and Biological Engineering, 2017

Derek Ager :

Derek Ager

Master of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Physical Scientist, USEPA Great Lakes National Program Office

Emily Alvarez :

Emily Alvarez

B.S. Urban Planning, Arizona State University
Candidate, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Colorado Denver

Christen Amdahl :

Christen Amdahl

Front Range Environmental

MA, Sustainable Business Administration, Marylhurst University

Elizabeth Angell :

Elizabeth Angell

M.B.A., Texas Tech University
B.A., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, CU Boulder

Andy Arnold-Murray :

Andy Arnold-Murray

American University, Master of Public Administration and Policy, 2021
James Madison University, BA Political Science, 2015

Emmalee Benson :

Emmalee Benson

Environmental Studies and Sustainability 
Northern Michigan University 2020

Kirstin Blanzy :

Kirstin Blanzy

Master of Public Health (Environmental Health), University of Florida Gainesville

Shelly Bleckley :

Shelly Bleckley

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Denver CO

Master of Nonprofit Management, Regis University

Barbara Bonner :

Barbara Bonner

MA International Development, University of Denver
Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Elodie Boucher :

Elodie Boucher

MS Environmental Science, University Joseph Fourier

Lee Brann :

Lee Brann

Master of Science, Environmental Studies, University of Colorado

Kate Brayton :

Kate Brayton

Master in Environmental Science Candidate, University of Illinois
B.S. Biology, James Madison University

Andrew Britton :

Andrew Britton

MA International Development, University of Denver

Kristin Brubaker :

Kristin Brubaker

MA Environmental Science and Policy, Clark University
Worcester, MA

Ross Calhoun :

Ross Calhoun

B.A. Biology, The Colorado College

Braeden Carr :

Braeden Carr

MA Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Gabe Catenacci :

Gabe Catenacci

Masters, Public Affairs
University of Colorado Boulder

Joanna S. Chan :

Joanna S. Chan

MS Environmental Studies / MBA, University of Colorado at Boulder

Gregory Colucci :

Gregory Colucci

B.A. Environmental Planning and Management, SUNY Plattsburgh
Masters Urban Regional Planning, University of Colorado Denver

Colette Crouse :

Colette Crouse

Spanish and International Studies, University of Oregon

Celine Davis :

Celine Davis

B.A. Environmental Studies, Communication, University of Colorado Boulder

Kari Delany :

Kari Delany

B.A., University of Denver, Critical and Cultural Studies

Patrick DePriest :

Patrick DePriest

International Studies, Kenyon College

Tanner Drake :

Tanner Drake

University of Colorado Denver, MS Business Management and Organization 2021
University of Colorado Boulder, BS in Business Administration, 2016

Austin Duncan :

Austin Duncan

MS University of Denver, June 2020
BA Stony Brook University

Brianne Eby :

Brianne Eby

Public and Environmental Researcher, Washington D.C.
University of Colorado-Boulder

Haley Flynn :

Haley Flynn

University of South Florida, MA

Meghan Fox :

Meghan Fox

Masters Environmental Policy and Management, University of Denver

Abby L. Fulton :

Abby L. Fulton

MS Environmental Policy and Management, University of Denver

Kevin Gallagher :

Kevin Gallagher

B.S. in Horticulture, Delaware Valley College
Master of Natural Resources Stewardship, Colorado State University

Reed Gerberick :

Reed Gerberick

Washington University St. Louis, BA

Brian Goble :

Brian Goble

B.S. Computer Science, Colorado State University

John Godin :

John Godin

MPA, Univ. of Colorado Denver
BA Political Science, Univ. of Colorado Boulder

Alex Gougeon :

Alex Gougeon

BA Environmental Science, University of Denver
Haylee Grace :

Haylee Grace

CU Boulder, BA

Samantha Grant :

Samantha Grant

B.A. Psychology, Purchase College, State University of New York

Robin Gross :

Robin Gross

University of Denver
Environmental Policy & Management

Mandy Gruchow :

Mandy Gruchow

MA International Development, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver

Justin Guay :

Justin Guay

MA International Development, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver

Fan Gui :

Fan Gui

Biology, Vanderbilt University

Aaron Gutierrez :

Aaron Gutierrez

MS Environmental Policy and Management, University of Denver

Bridgette Haggerty :

Bridgette Haggerty

BS Environmental Science, Colorado College

Trevor Hammrich :

Trevor Hammrich

Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Colorado Denver

Sara Haney :

Sara Haney

University of Illinois at Chicago
Master of Urban Planning and Policy

Annette Shinn Haugh :

Annette Shinn Haugh

MS Environmental Policy & Management, University of Denver

Grace Helgager :

Grace Helgager

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of Minnesota

Graham Hill :

Graham Hill

MS Environmental Policy & Management, University of Denver

Ben Hoesly :

Ben Hoesly

University of Denver
MS, Environmental Policy and Management  2021

Julia Hrycyk :

Julia Hrycyk

BS Biology, Colorado State University

Jodi Jones :

Jodi Jones

University of Denver
Master of Applied Science in Environmental Policy and Management
Environmental Policy Concentration

Alex Key :

Alex Key

M.S. Environmental Science
University of Colorado

Courtney King :

Courtney King

Ph.D., Earth & Climate Sciences, University of Maine; BS Geosciences

Patrick King :

Patrick King

BA Rhetoric/Economics, Bates College

Caitlyn Klein :

Caitlyn Klein

Urban & Regional Planning
University of Colorado, Denver


Loren Klick :

Loren Klick

MPA in Environmental Policy, Management, and Law, University of Colorado-Denver

Louise Lareau :

Louise Lareau

MA Communication, Purdue University

Amy Laughlin :

Amy Laughlin

Master’s in Public Policy, University of Denver

Amy Maxey :

Amy Maxey

B.A. Geography, University of Iowa

Graham McGaffin :

Graham McGaffin

MS Agricultural & Applied Economics/ Environment & Natural Resources, University of Wyoming

Alexandra McHenry :

Alexandra McHenry

M.S., Conservation Leadership Candidate, Colorado State University
B.A., Biology, Occidental College

Erin McVeigh :

Erin McVeigh

MRLS Environmental Law
Sturm College of Law
University of Denver

Product Manager, 3E Company

Maggie Michael :

Maggie Michael

Master of Pubic Administration, University of Colorado, Denver
B.S., Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University

Sophie Miller :

Sophie Miller

MSc Environment & Development, University of Reading

Alex Modrzecki :

Alex Modrzecki

University of Colorado Denver 
Master of Urban and Regional Planning 2022

Elizabeth Morgan :

Elizabeth Morgan

B.S. Wildlife Management and Conservation, Humboldt State University
M.P.A. Nonprofit Management, CU Denver

Aaren Morrell :

Aaren Morrell

B.S. Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism, Colorado State University

Maia Murphy-Williams :

Maia Murphy-Williams

B.A. Biology, The Colorado College

Marie Mutryn :

Marie Mutryn

M.S. Animal Science, University of Delaware

Du Nguyen :

Du Nguyen

Master of Environmental Engineering, University of the Philippines
B.S. Environmental Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam

Kelsey Paisley-Lasso :

Kelsey Paisley-Lasso

MBA, University of Colorado Denver 2022
BS, Nursing, University of Wisconsin Madison

Sofia Jean Ponte :

Sofia Jean Ponte

B.A. Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder

Alani Premer :

Alani Premer

Membership Associate
The Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance
B.A. Environmental Policy, The Colorado College

Michael (Mickey) Rafa :

Michael (Mickey) Rafa

Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

Andrew Rasmussen :

Andrew Rasmussen

B.A. Public and Urban Affairs, Virginia Tech
Tree Project Graduate Intern

Peter Rice :

Peter Rice

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Missouri

John Rosol :

John Rosol

BA University of Colorado Boulder

Ariel Scott :

Ariel Scott

Web Designer, ALPS Funds Services

Masters, Digital Media, University of Denver

Leiloni Shine :

Leiloni Shine

B.A. Resource Management, University Wisconsin Stevens Point

Philip Siegel :

Philip Siegel

Masters in Public Policy, University of Denver

Brandon Singletary :

Brandon Singletary

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery
University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital

Hailey Smalley :

Hailey Smalley

State University of New York Syracuse, BS Environmental Studies

Lys Smith :

Lys Smith

MA International Development, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver

Tim Smith :

Tim Smith

Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences, Minor in Environmental Science, University of Denver
Denver, CO

Kathryn Steinmann :

Kathryn Steinmann

MS Meteorology and Climate Science, San Jose State Univ.; BS Biology; BS Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Honor Stoner :

Honor Stoner

CU Boulder, MS

Andrea Stucky : Research Associate

Andrea Stucky

Research Associate

Water Quality Control Division
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Sara Tabatabaie :

Sara Tabatabaie

Masters, Urban Planning & Design, McGill University

Laura Tiehen :

Laura Tiehen

B.S., Environmental Studies, University of Nebraska

Olivia Tracy :

Olivia Tracy

M.A.  English (Literature), Colorado State University
B.A. English Literature and History, Regis University

Jordan Truitt :

Jordan Truitt

BA Geography, University of Colorado Denver

Sarah Turner :

Sarah Turner

BA History, University of Colorado Denver

Patrick Walsh :

Patrick Walsh

Environmental Policy and Management
University of Denver

Melissa Webb :

Melissa Webb

Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

Susan Welch :

Susan Welch

MA Public & Private Environmental Management, Freie Universität Berlin

Elizabeth Wolfe :

Elizabeth Wolfe

MA Biodiversity Conservation & Policy, State University of New York - Albany