Megan Murray

Megan Murray

My interdisciplinary background--private, non-profit, and legal--allows me to collaborate across many disciplines to accomplish effect and sustainable water resource management. 

Career Interests

Corporate Sustainability, Water Markets, Water Resources Planning and Finance

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position

Education

Masters of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Water Resources Management; GPA 3.7
Focus: Drinking water, groundwater, corporate responsibility, GIS for management
 
Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, May 2015
Tulane University, School of Science and Engineering, New Orleans, LA
Environmental Science- Earth Science; GPA 3.83
Honors: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Tulane Honor Society, Dean’s List 

Professional Experience

Water Science and Conservation Intern, Texas Water Development Board
Investigated and produced a published technical note on groundwater issues such as water sales and property rights through select Groundwater Conservation Districts in West Texas. Fine-tuned the ArcGIS flow model for ungauged watersheds in coastal Texas. May-Aug. 2017
 
Research Assistant, Nicholas School of the Environment
Analyzed governance structures of groundwater management in California and the Southeast. Collaborated on the organization of the Aspen-Nicolas Forum on Groundwater- May 2017. Aug.2016-May 2017
 
Legal Intern, Terris, Pravlik and Millian, Washington, D.C
Prepared attorneys for expert depositions on environmental cases regarding Clean Water Act (CWA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Provided technical data interpretation for attorneys. Conducted intensive research for cases through examining scientific literature, testimonies, and demographic data. June - Aug. 2015
 
Water Quality Independent Researcher, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Baton Rouge, LA
Analyzed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water quality data on Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion. Collaborated with experts to produce a report on water quality pre- and post-diversion construction that was shared with stakeholders and Tulane faculty. Jan.- May 2015 
 
Industrial Hygiene Intern, GSG Consulting, Chicago, IL
Conducted Phase 1 RCRA Facility Assessments. Wrote detailed water quality, asbestos, and lead reports for Chicago Public Schools. Familiarized myself with asbestos and lead abatement procedures and protocol. May - Aug. 2014 
 
Water Resources Intern, The Gulf Restoration Network, New Orleans, LA
Reviewed and submitted comments on NPDES permits for the state of Louisiana. Raised awareness for environmental issues like the BP oil spill though op-ed pieces featured in the Times Picayune. Jan. - Aug. 2013

Additional Information

Student Group
Co-President, Duke Water Network                                        
Co-President of the 100+ member organization that connects students to water professionals. Planned Forum, Fall 2017, that brought together diverse stakeholders 
Skills
Trained in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/ ArcGIS 10.5 and Python
 
Awards
•    Brown and Caldwell Eckenfelder Scholarship
•    AWWA-NC Rafetelis Consultant Scholarship (2016, 2017) 
•    Illinois Lake Management Association Graduate Scholarship (2017)

Skills

GIS
project management
water resources management

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources

Languages

Spanish

Preferred Location

Mid-Atlantic
Midwest
West

Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Consulting