Marcos Pascual earned his MSE in Environmental Engineering in 2021. Marcos is working as a civil engineer for a company in Denver. We talked to Marcos about his experiences at EHE and how his degree has prepared him for a career in environmental engineering.
Tell us about your professional experiences after graduating.
After graduation, I took some time off school and work to travel before I moved to Denver to start my career. I got a job at AECOM and work in their surface water group as a civil engineer 1. I work on FEMA floodplain mapping projects to provide up-to-date floodplain maps for the National Flood Insurance Program. In addition, I work on stream and channel design projects connected to the mining group at AECOM. This is exactly the kind of work I wanted to get involved in after graduating from Johns Hopkins, and I couldn't be happier in my role.
"This is exactly the kind of work I wanted to get involved in after graduating from Johns Hopkins, and I couldn't be happier in my role."
How did your degree prepare you for your current and future roles in environmental science?
I was able to take water resources courses geared toward preparing me to work on real-world projects. In addition, my adviser, Carsten Prasse, and the rest of the faculty were a huge positive influence for me. They were always available to talk about classes or long-term goals, which helped steer me in the right direction.
What was your favorite thing about living in Baltimore or going to Hopkins?
My favorite thing about going to Hopkins for my master's was the combined BSE/MSE program I was in. I loved that I could stay on the campus I was familiar with and complete my master's degree. I highly recommend this program to undergraduates currently at Hopkins!