Bryce Roberto

Bryce Roberto

Public Affairs Coordinator


Municipal Water District of Orange County

Irvine, CA USA


These days, people don’t really have time to be with themselves, and I think that’s very important. If you don’t have that time with yourself, how do you know who you are?

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
In high school, my local water agency had an internship program where they paired a student with a member of their workforce.
Interned in the field, repairing broken fire hydrants and water meters, and became really interested in how water gets to so many people.
It became a plan B for me, but I remained fascinated with how something so hidden from our view is so important to our lives.
Started studying chemical engineering at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and then switched to a major in social ecology.
I interned for the public affairs department at the Municipal Water District of Orange County.
Over the next few years, I got promoted to a public affairs assistant and then to a public affairs coordinator.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Ecology
University of California, Irvine

Career

Public Affairs Coordinator

I talk about water: what's going on with it, where it comes from, and how to provide a clean supply.

Career Roadmap

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My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Science
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

The great thing about public affairs is that every day is a little bit different. One day I could be writing a press release or conducting/coordinating tours of our facilities. The main part of my job is to talk about water; what's going on with it, where it comes from, the difficulties of providing a clean and stable supply, etc. I write social media articles, news articles, research and write reports.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You need to be introspective and reflect on things that you are interested in. Use those things to your advantage and allow them to impact your life in a variety of ways.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Look at your hobbies and interests and extrapolate the many career possibilities that might exist within those domains. Things can sometimes be tangentially related, so bring all of your skills and interests to the table.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Ecology

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You're good at math and science, you should just be an engineer. "

Challenges I Overcame

Changed Major