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Name: Megan M.

Class Year: 2015

Hometown: Tiverton, RI

Major: Global Environmental Change & Sustainability

Current Job: Graduate student, Tufts University

Tell us a little about the path from graduation to your current job/career: After studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark the fall of my junior year, I became very interested in urban transportation and planning. I focused my GECS studies on these topics as much as possible. After graduation, I spent the summer biking across the country, then moved to Colorado to work alongside an urban planning professor, before finally settling in Boston at Superpedetrian, Inc., an urban transportation startup. Now, I am working on a Masters in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.

Any internships/pre-professional experiences at JHU? Between my sophomore and junior year, I worked as an intern with the Baltimore-Washington Electric Vehicle Initiative through the JHU Office of Sustainability.

What extracurriculars were you involved with at JHU? I was a member of Pi Beta Phi, The Hop, and JHOC.

In what ways did your Hopkins education prepare you for your career? Hopkins allowed me to explore a very interdisciplinary study track, which eventually led me to my niche within sustainability. Hopkins also instilled in me an incredible work ethic and love of learning.

Favorite Hopkins memory: Library Party during Senior Week.

What about being a Hopkins student do you miss the most? I miss the campus and having all my friends in one place (and of course sitting on the beach).

How did going to school in Baltimore affect your college experience and opportunities for pre-professional experiences? Baltimore was the perfect city to go to college in: It was a manageable size, accessible via
public transportation, a city with a lot of character and pride, and a city that offered a lot to do and see. Living in Baltimore helped me realize what kind of city I wanted to relocate to after graduation.

Knowing what you know now, what would you want to tell your pre-college self? Slow down. You don’t have to figure it all out freshman year.