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Alumni Speaker Series - Career Options

First Tuesday of the Month



Date & Time

November 2, 2021, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


The Alumni Speaker Series, is part of the Fall 2021 CBEE Graduate Student Speaker Series

The Alumni Speaker series is focused on Careers Options. This is a 60 minute moderated conversation with CBEE alumni for current CBEE graduate students. This is the second year for this series. We typically ask three questions and explore additional topics based on questions from those present.
  • Describe your current role and how it relates to your background.
  • How has CBEE and UMBC contributed to your success?
  • Describe a typical workday (or series of days) in the positions you have held.


Trevor Needham, Ph.D.'19,  environmental engineering.
Trevor Needham is a Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in the Maryland Water Science Center. His work and research focus on the fate, transport, and remediation of legacy organic contaminants in the complex environmental systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (2019), a M.S. of Environmental Engineering from the University of Missouri Science and Technology (2011), and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Scranton. Additionally, he serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve assigned as an Adjunct Faculty for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.  He is married to his wife Becky for 14 years and has four children: John Paul (13), Clare (10), Joshua (9), and Kolbe (3).

Haley Hartney '19 chemical engineering, M.S. '20, environmental engineering 
Haley Hartney is a Project Manager for the Environmental Compliance department at NAVFAC in DC.  She manages the environmental projects for Marine Corp Base Quantico in all of the major media types including wastewater, storm water, air, hazardous waste, and storage tanks. Haley 
graduated from UMBC in December 2019 with a BS in Chemical Engineering and in May 2020, with an MS in Environmental Engineering. 

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