Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences

Careers Day 2023

At the annual Careers Day, DEEPS students and community members had the opportunity to hear from two alumni, Isabella Gama Dantas and Mali'o Kodis, about their career journeys outside academia. 

Careers Day offers current undergraduate and graduate students a unique opportunity to consider diverse career paths. During this year's event, special guests Isabella Gama Dantas and Mali'o Kodis shared their professional journeys, providing unique insights into the fields of consulting and the non-profit sector. Attendees gained valuable perspectives on making well-informed career decisions, honing essential skills, and leveraging a geoscience degree to address societal issues. 

Isabella Gama Dantas is an Associate at McKinsey and Company, where she does research and performs technical analyses for clients on themes ranging from semiconductor industry sustainability, to machine learning software for customer service, and to the development of renewable energy start-ups. Isabella earned a Bachelors degree in Geophysics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil, and her Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Brown where her research was in seismology.

Mali’o Kodis works on the Climate Corps team at the Environmental Defense Fund to build partnerships across the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Climate Corps is a fellowship program that matches driven, enthusiastic graduate students with forward-thinking companies, municipalities, and organizations to advance and implement climate commitments and sustainability initiatives. Prior to joining EDF, Maliʻo was a researcher and project manager with a focus on partnerships and climate adaptation strategy at The Nature Conservancy. She has a background in ecology, especially in the context of climate change, and has participated in as well as driven strategy for multiple fellowship programs at U.C. Santa Cruz, the American Museum of Natural History, and NOAA. Mali’o has a M.S. in Coastal Science and Policy from U.C. Santa Cruz, and a B.S. in Geology-Biology (especially evolutionary biology!) from Brown.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Isabella and Mali'o for generously sharing their insights with us, and we sincerely appreciate the participation of everyone who attended.