Ian Rork (BS in Geology, 2015)

Environmental Health Specialist in Silverdale, Washington

I enrolled in Central Washington University's geology department with very high expectations based on countless referrals and recommendations from the professional world. I can honestly say that those expectations were exceeded. The department is full of wonderful professors that truly care about the students, and the program lends itself well to building strong friendships with your classmates.

A few weeks after graduating with my B.S. in geology, I accepted a position as an Environmental Health Specialist with Kitsap Public Health District. A large percentage of my job is field collection of water samples from Kitsap's surface waters (streams, lakes, marine) for bacteria analysis. I use the skills I gained from my time at CWU every single day. Hydrogeology and geomorphology are two classes that I am so thankful to have taken, as they engulf nearly my entire scope of work.

My time at CWU has shaped my professional future and I could not be happier. If I could do it all over again, I'd trace right back over my footprints in Ellensburg. I am proud to say I'm a small part of the CWU geology family.

Information last updated on Dec 19, 2016