I'm happy to say that I'm currently an intern for the Council on Environmental Quality 's Office of Land and Water Ecosystems. However, without courses like Science and Politics of Water and The Dammed Shawsheen, I would not be here today. My work at CEQ has reinforced as well as continued the concepts that I learned in both classes. For instance, lessons in Science and Politics of Water concerning U.S. water systems and privatization has helped me with my work on green infrastructure. I find myself correlating concepts from Shawsheen to my research on ecosystems such as the Chesapeake Bay and Great Lakes daily. Most of all, both classes created a foundation for understanding U.S. environmental policy, which I am able to see in action everyday.


Margaret Poydock

Environmental Studies minor

Margaret Poydock