Alumni Profiles

Name: Jessie Stonberg
College: Colorado College
Occupation Title: Designer, Alta Planning and Design
Denver, Colorado

Jessie received her dual masters in Landscape Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado Denver. She is presently working for a private design firm called Alta Planning and Design where she specializes in bicycle and pedestrian transportation planning, design, and implementation for cities around the state and country. Jessie is also active in freelance landscape architectural design on the side.







Name: Amanda Kesselman
College/University: Bates College
Occupation Title: 9th Grade English Teacher, New York City Department of Education
Brooklyn, NY

Amanda teaches 9th grade English at Juan Morel Campos Secondary School, a public school in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. After graduating from Bates College in Maine, she completed her Masters at Teachers College, Columbia University.






Name: Sam Barber
College/University: Lewis and Clark College
Occupation Title: Senior Brewer, Breakside Brewery
Portland, OR

Sam is currently the Senior Brewer at Breakside Brewery where he manages Breakside’s “research and development” brewery. In addition, Sam does lots of brewing and accompanying “cellar work,” as well as recipe design and branding. He even got to teach a class on brewing last semester with Ben Edmunds, former HMI Spanish faculty and brewmaster at Breakside, at Lewis and Clark College!

That said, come December 1, Sam will begin working as a lobbyist on the state level for a number of transportation and health related clients. While he will sorely miss brewing, Sam is excited about the opportunity to immerse himself in something completely new.


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