Environment and Sustainability

Planting trees as part of watershed conservation efforts in the Perkiomen.
Planting trees as part of watershed conservation efforts in the Perkiomen.

Beth Myers


Environmental Studies



Current Position



Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy


I grew up in Royersford, Pennsylvania and graduated from Spring-Ford High School in 2012. I attended Ursinus College because of its wonderful Environmental Studies program and was thrilled with my experience. During my time at Ursinus, I did independent research with both Dr. Patrick Hurley and Dr. Richard Wallace.
While at Ursinus, I began an internship in the Conservation Department at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy which is located in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. I loved working at the Conservancy and I was fortunate to be able to transition my internship into a full time position during my senior year at Ursinus. As a Conservationist at the Conservancy, I work to protect the land and water resources of the 362 square mile Perkiomen Creek Watershed through environmental stewardship, conservation projects, and environmental education. Projects I specifically manage at the Conservancy include the Perkiomen Watershed Conservation Corps and the Native Plant Program.

Impact of Ursinus

I cannot overstate the positive impact Ursinus, and more specifically the Environmental Studies Department, had on me. My classes were interesting, engaging, and directly relate to my career. Ursinus gave me the ability to critically think, increased my problem solving skills, taught me to effectively communicate with others, and prepared me for the transition into my career. The professors in the Environmental Studies Department taught me so much both professionally and personally. Without the support, guidance, and confidence I received from the department I would not be where I am today. They pushed me to try new things, exposed me to new subjects, and gave me the tools to succeed. Each professor in the Environmental Studies Department was a role model and mentor to me. I could not have asked for a better department to learn from and I am overjoyed to say that I still keep in touch with all of the Environmental Studies professors.

Piece of Advice

Your job title and your salary are not a measure of how much you are worth.