Center for Earth & Environmental Science

CEES Alumni

Alumni Listings


Melissa E. LaMacchia '00

B.S. in Environmental Science and minors in Chemistry and Geology

Environmental Scientist
Lawler, Matusky & Skelly Engineers LLP
One Blue Hill Plaza Pearl River NY 10965
tel: (845) 735-8300
fax: (845) 735-7466

"After graduating, I took the summer off and did some traveling around Europe...the most amazing experience, I recommend it to any graduate...a great break before entering the "real world". I am now working as a Project Scientist with Lawler, Matusky & Skelly Engineers LLP in Pearl River, NY. We have also have a lab in Nyack, NY and offices in other cities in NY, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Michigan, and Chicago. I'm currently part of the Environmental Chemistry Section of the Assessment and Management Group and plan to attend PACE University in January for an M.S. in Environmental Science. I can't believe it's been over a year since I've graduated!"

Brian Lebreck '96

Image of Brian LeBreck - CEES alum

BS Geology (PSU)
BA Environmental Science (PSU)

(Natural Resources Planning and Management)

Environmental Research Specialist
Science Applications Int. Corp.
20 California Street; Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94111
415-399-0140 (Tel.)
415-399-0299 (Fax)

Brian reports that he is doing well with SAIC in San Francisco. He has grown fond of the Bay Area and it looks like he will stay there for the foreseeable future. The majority of his work involves building volumetric databases for US and CA EPA on Superfund cleanups and emergency removals. He also performs Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) searches, tracking corporations down so EPA can monitor them. He recently traveled to the foothills of the Sierras (Jackson, CA) to investigate some property that belongs to one of his company's PRPs. Another project involves cleaning up an old placer gold mine dating from late 1800's near Lake Tahoe, where there is serious mercury contamination. Brian has also worked on several software development projects, working in Visual FoxPro, Visual Basic and SQL7, in which he provides database and some web-development support.

Steve Lemieux '98

BS Geology (PSU)

Precision Environmental Services
Ballston Spa, NY

Steve recently left Atlantic Testing Labs in Albany to accept a new position with Precision Environmental Services. His new position will involve site assessments and testing at hazardous waste sites.

Joshua Lemon  '98

BA Environmental Science (PSU)

106 Central Ave New
Brunswick, NJ 08901

"Since finishing up at Plattsburgh, I have more recently obtained my Master of Science degree in Forest Biology from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse this year, and am now working as a hydrogeologist for O'Brien and Gere Engineers in Edison, NJ. I am enjoying the consulting field and doing my part to clean up this highly industrial state of NJ."

Contact Information

To learn more about the Center for Earth and Environmental Science, please contact:

Dr. Edwin Romanowicz, Director
Office: Hudson Hall 132
Phone: (518) 564-2028
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 554-1041
Fax: (518) 564-5267