If you want to change the world, you have to be prepared! 

Alumni of our Graduate Program earn their Master of Education in Environmental Education from Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University and Certificates in Leadership and Nonprofit Administration and Northwest Natural History from North Cascades Institute, positioning them for rewarding careers post-graduation.


Grad Employment Sector Graph

Lauren Marziliano is an alumni who graduated from North Cascades Institute's Graduate M.Ed. Program in 2004. In this short video, she shares why she participated in the program, what she got out of it, and what opportunities awaited her when she graduated and started looking for a job.

Where Alumni Go


Alumni Careers

our alumni are positioned for a wide variety of rewarding jobs in a variety of settings. A few examples include: 

  • Tenured-track Instructor at Mt. Hood Community College - Oregon
  • Academic Support Coordinator at Western Washington University - Washington
  • Field Education Faculty at Teton Science Schools - Jackson, Wyoming
  • Continuing Education Coordinator at University of Washington Doris Duke Conservation Scholars program, Washington
  • Program Coordinator for Multicultural Affairs Center at Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri
  • Program Coordinator at Inspiring Girls Expeditions, Alaska
  • Education Coordinator at Anza-Borrego Foundation, California
  • Teacher at Cascades Montessori, Bellingham, Washington
  • Founder/Director of Reconnect Earth, Washington
  • Curriculum Coordinator at Great Smoky Mountains Institute
  • Program Coordinator at Waskowitz Environmental Leadership School, Washington
  • Education and Outreach Coordinator at Whatcom Conservation District, Washington
  • Education Manager at Cloud Mountain Farm, Washington
  • Co-Founder/Co-Director at Tabanuco Camp, Puerto Rico

Graduate Alumni Newsletter

Winter 2018

The Picket Post: Summer 2017
Summer 2017

The Picket Post #5: Winter 2015
Winter 2015

The Picket Post #4: Winter 2014
Winter 2014

The Picket Post #3: Summer 2013
Summer 2013

Picket Post #2: Winter 2013
Winter 2013

The Picket Post #1: Fall 2012
Fall 2012

North Cascades Institute wants to keep our valued alumni community connected. We welcome your stories about life after graduate school and how you are making it work in the world of environmental education and nonprofit leadership. We’d also love to know your updated contact info and current job position, company and location. Please email with any updates you’d like to share!