Meet our March Employee Spotlight and first-rate Environmental Scientist, Jeremiah Roy!
Where are you from and what was your area of study as an undergrad?
I was born and raised in Groves, Texas near the Gulf Coast. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Geography, with a focus in Earth Science & Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
What led you to pursue a career in Environmental Science?
My love of the great outdoors and working closely with professors at UT whose research and mentorship inspired me to pursue a career improving the environment.
What is your role at W&M?
I’m an Environmental Scientist that works mostly in our Remediation group, which includes conducting soil and groundwater investigations, overseeing the clean-up of impacted properties, and producing reports for our clients. I’ve also assisted with large environmental-related construction projects.
What do you love about working at W&M?
The opportunities to work on a variety of great projects and become well-rounded as an environmental consultant. Also, the management culture of support, collaboration, and valuing hard work.
What has been your favorite project so far?
The opportunity to operate as an assistant project manager while helping to execute the design, construction, and start-up of a wastewater system for a large pet food manufacturer.
What has been your proudest accomplishment outside of W&M?
Earning a degree while working two jobs. It was a challenging but worthwhile endeavor.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy disc golf, playing guitar, live music, and traveling with my girlfriend.
Dream vacation destination?
Krabi Province, Thailand.
What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?
Focused daily actions aligned with long-term goals is a great formula for success and happiness.
What keeps you motivated?
Meaningfully contributing to a team that makes an impact and committing to continued growth and improvement.