Meagan is a 2016 MEM with a concentration in Water Resources Management. She hails from Atlanta, Georgia and feels a particular connection with red clay and peaches. Growing up hiking in the North Georgia Mountains, she developed an affinity for exploring the beauty of our natural surroundings. Meagan comes to studying water from a passion for managing the intersection between human activities and the changing climate. She is inspired by Rachel Carson’s writings on the interconnectedness between humans and the environment.
Meagan holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Tulane University, where she worked in a geomorphology lab and conducted flood routing models. She was a NOAA Hollings Scholar and interned with the NOAA Climate Program Office on producing drought-related decision making tools. These two experiences helped shape her interest in preparedness for water extreme events. Additionally, while studying at Tulane, she completed a secondary major in French and chose to spend a year post-grad teaching English in northern France. Meagan’s other interests include animals, visiting natural history museums, and experimenting in the culinary arts. She is looking forward to blogging about her thoughts and experiences of all things environmental.