Our alumni work around the country and the world in a wide variety of jobs, from conservation science to education to urban planning. Linking them all is a deep commitment to helping the Earth's inhabitants—humans and other animals, plants, fungi, microbes—live together sustainably and in mutually beneficial ways. Click through career profiles with the gray arrow below to get an idea of where the Field Naturalist Program propels its graduates.
Becky Cushing '13
Becky is Director of Mass Audubon's Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries in western Massachusetts. She oversees six wildlife sanctuaries and all of the programming throughout the region, doing everything from land protection and habitat management to education and strategic planning. Some of her most rewarding projects have been interdisciplinary collaborations that engage new audiences in conservation work, such as with Tanglewood, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and The Mount (Edith Wharton's estate). Natural history, problem-solving, fundraising, creative thinking and lots of other Field Naturalist skills have converged in Becky's multifaceted career in the best possible way.