#FromHigherEdToHired - Abi Lewis – BSc and MSc Environmental Conservation - Business Development Manager for Hydro Industries

21.06.2016

Abi Lewis graduated from the BSc (Hons) and MSc Environmental Conservation student at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and is now a business development manager for Hydro Industries. 

Abi Lewis Hydro

1. Why did you choose Environmental Conservation?

I was always interested in Environmental Science. I did it at college. I found out about the Environmental course here and I joined. 

2. What is the best thing about the programme?

It was fascinating to learn more about life science and also the environment. I learned everything from the chemistry and biology side of things to the science of the coastal environment. I learned a lot about water. 

The people, the teachers and lecturers. It wasn’t like I was in an institution just to learn – it was a fun environment, they made it fun for students. 

We went to Gower, Swansea Bay and Oxwich Bay. For the coastal geomorphology, we have some of the best coast in the world, so to be able to study that and go out into the local area and see it was fantastic.  

Swansea is my home town, so to be able to study a course I love in my home town was fantastic for me. I kept close to family and friends and also made new friends who I am still in contact with now. 

3. Tell me about your job.

Love my job. It’s absolutely fantastic. I am a business development manager for Hydro Industries. We do everything from waste water treatment, water purification, oil separation and mineral recovery. I get to travel across the globe with my job, which is fantastic. 

My degree definitely helped me, with the background of water, and also, when I am dealing with environmental catastrophes in the coastal zone, I can put that knowledge into play.