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Edward Schneider, ENVA ‘16, is working as an Environmental Enforcement Technician at the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.

Edward Schneider, ENVA ‘16, As I slipped on the algae hugging the concrete banks of Bayou Saint John, flooding my chest waders to obtain a water sample for bacterial analysis, I thought to myself "I sure hope this pays off." Lo and behold, the efforts I made towards my senior capstone project which involved sampling beach, bayou and drinking water set me in a comfortable position when it came time for interviewing for jobs in the environmental field. I now work as an Environmental Enforcement Technician at the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans. I am pleased to be very busy enforcing stormwater regulations across the city at construction sites, industrial sites, restaurants and at your everyday nosy-neighbor complaints. Besides the role of regulation enforcement, I am also tasked with sampling New Orleans' stormwater and responding to environmental emergencies even at hours I'd prefer to be in bed sleeping. My advice to students in the environmental program is to take advantage of the resources Loyola offers for your capstone project and gear your project or research towards something you hope to see yourself doing after you graduate.
 

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