"The certificate program was incredible. When I found out there was another step I could take as far as my nonprofit education, I jumped at the opportunity." Part of the next step in the degree program is Marlboro College's Capstone process. Through this, Emily found her dream job working for the Sustainable Food Lab. Emily captures the sentiment of most of our students, "The capstone process really broadened my horizons and gave me some experience that I didn’t have, but wanted to put on my resume."
At the Sustainable Food Lab she works as an integral part of their agriculture and development team, providing much-needed research, analysis and project management to support the Food Lab's efforts in improving value chain sustainability. Her MSM MDO from Marlboro College proved invaluable during her capstone project with the Food Lab and now in her work with them.
Emily says it best herself: "I worked full-time while in school—the MDO program was a challenge, but it changed my life. I’m really excited about what’s next for me. Marlboro is a really hands on place to learn. They want you to solve real world problems and it’s not merely academic. The faculty really push students to tackle real world problems and to be practical about their work and apply it."