Ecopsychology Student Experiences
There are many ways students use their MA Ecopsychology degree after they graduate. Below are some student experiences as well as information about their career paths post graduation.
Dakota Limon, MA Ecopsychology 2020
Dakota is currently pursuing a PhD at the California Institute of Integral Studies in Ecology, Spirituality and Religion, where her skillsets cultivated in the MA Ecopsychology program directly affected her ability and desire to do so.
Jakob Ledbetter, MA Ecopsychology 2017
Jakob is the Assistant Program Director or Rites of Passage Journeys, overseeing Rite of Passage Programs for youth and contract programs for youth, as well as designing and facilitating leadership training programs. Having been introduced to ceremony, depth work, and rites of passage by the MA Ecopsychology program, coupled with his Vision Quest experience redirected his life toward pursuing a career in the file of wilderness-used rites of passage.
Carly Chouteau, MA Ecopsychology 2020
Carly has a Transformational Midwife and Coaching business: Celestial Mud. She works primarily with millennials who are struggling with feeling stuck, lost and powerless to change their circumstances to breakthrough and rebuild trust with their intuition, activate their purpose, identify how they want to show up in the new paradigm and to co-create that reality.
Zahara Indigo Rønlov, MA Ecopsychology 2014
Zahara is the owner and operator of Mysteries of Egypt, LLC, offering sacred pilgrimages in the land of Egypt. She is also Owner and Operator of Khemenu Wisdom Center, a school fostering wholeness in those who attend. Zahara also owns and operates a private practice, Sacred Witness, working one on one with clients.
Azul Degrasso, MA Ecopsychology 2020
Azul works for Denver Public Health and is a Senior Workforce Development Specialist, training public health professionals around racial equity, cultural responsiveness, and sexual health. For her, the Ecopsychology program shifted her work to approach these topics from a non-dual lens and was essential to her personal and professional growth.
Shea Armstrong, MA Ecopsychology 2017
After graduation, Shea founded Rite in the Wild – a business that offers nature-based support for people going through life’s important transitions. Shea is also a conservation coordinator with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). As the Florida Shorebird Alliance Coordinator, Shea oversees a statewide partnership that aims to recover endangered shorebird and seabird populations. Additionally, Shea is the editor of The Wrack Line newsletter about shorebirds and seabirds. As editor, she more than doubled subscribership, attributing that increase to changing the newsletter from purely scientific, technical writing, to a story-telling format that she learned during her time at Naropa.
Tessa Stuart, MA Ecopsychology 2017
After graduating from Naropa, Tessa received an opportunity to work for the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC) in Mystic, CT as an Environmental Educator. DPNC’s mission statement is to inspire and nurture appreciation and scientific understanding of the natural world and foster a personal environmental ethic. DPNC is situated on a nature preserve of many acres, and as an educator for this organization, she plans lessons and activities and provides opportunities for nature play on a daily basis for students on this land.
Susan Loonsk, MA Ecopsychology 2007
Susan Loonsk is an artist, Professor Emerita of Art & Ecopsychology at University of Wisconsin- Superior, master Naturalist, and founder of ART-TO-EARTH.
Patricia Hasbach, MA Ecopsychology 2008
Patricia, founder of Northwest Ecotherapy, and a self-employed Private Practice Clinician, where she sees adults and couples, employing a variety of treatment modalities including ecotherapy. She is also the co-Director of the Ecopsychology Certificate Program in the Graduate School of Counseling & Education at Lewis & Clark College, having taught there for 12 years. She is the co-author of two MIT Press books : Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species (2012) and The Rediscovery of the Wild (2013) and sits on the Editorial Board of the academic journal, Ecopsychology.
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