Meg was originally from Chicago, Illinois and earned a MS in Environmental Science with a concentration in Sustainability from the University of Dayton in Ohio. She previously completed a BS in Environmental Biology and minor in Sustainability from UD. Meg worked part-time as a Sustainability Specialist for the City of Dayton, Ohio where she led the initiative to procure energy for all Dayton residents from 100% renewable resources. In addition, she was the Co-Author of Dayton's first sustainability plan. At the start of her fellowship, she was aiding in a community-driven project to get 13MW of solar on an EPA superfund site in Dayton. Her graduate assistantship for the Sustainability Institute at UD focused on conducting a city-wide resilience assessment.
During the summer of 2021, Meg worked with the Oyster River Cooperative School District (ORSCD) to develop a district-wide sustainability management plan for the next 5-10 years. After collaborating with national and local stakeholders, she developed a sustainability framework with focus areas and strategies to hit specific sustainability goals that were established by an internal and external stakeholder team. The management plan helped blend other initiatives that are currently taking place within the district such as DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) health and wellness initiatives and integration of sustainability curriculum. She crafted the plan to be utilized as a learning tool by teachers and to help the school district lower greenhouse gas emissions, setting a local and national example on how to create a more sustainable district through school operations and sustainability curriculum integration.
Watch Meg’s presentation here.