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Careers: Alumni Profiles

Chad Evenhouse '94

MEMORIES OF CALVIN

  • Relationships: "God, family, friends...all significantly changed during my time at Calvin."
  • "My favorite experience as a student is thinking back on my first class with Dr. Jim Clark for Intro to Geology. He put up "How Great Thou Art" on the transparency and started singing...I think that experience set the tone and expectation for the rest of my college experience and desire to pursue a degree in geology/natural resources."

WHAT AT CALVIN PREPARED YOU FOR YOUR CAREER?

"Calvin prepared me particularly well in my communication, as well as technical skills. Calvin gave me a lot of confidence in my abilities to work with people and solve complex problems. Now that I work in the engineering/environmental consulting arena, my interdisciplinary education has been a tremendous base for my professional development."

LIFE AFTER CALVIN?

"After graduating from Calvin in 1994, I enrolled in graduate school at North Carolina State University to pursue my master's degree in natural resources. In addition to graduate school, I continued working with Young Life Ministries (an outreach ministry to high school kids) in the Raleigh/Cary area. I met my wife (Jenn) while in graduate school, and we were married in March of 2001. I finished my master's degree while working for Kimley-Horn, and have since become a Professional Wetland Scientist."

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW?

"For Kimley-Horn, I am an Environmental Scientist working on watershed planning, stream/wetland restoration design, and environmental permitting. I like the diversity of problems/issues that I get to work on, ranging from the design of stream and/or wetland restoration sites, watershed planning, water quality improvement, best management practices, public education and involvement, and permitting. I work closely with the regulatory community for both public and private clients. The best part of the job is that I am often in the field where I am as likely to be in the mountains one day and on the coast the next."

ADVICE TO CURRENT STUDENTS

"Pursue internships to build relationships! Look for opportunities that will allow you to have exposure to many different disciplines and career paths."

Major/minor

geology

Career tags

environmental stewardship, watershed planning, stream/wetland restoration design, environmental permitting

Contact

Chad.Evenhouse@kimley-horn.com