To Meghan Morse Edwards '06, internships were key to her success. "I found one of my internships through a Hollins connection, and I was helped by being housed [by an alumna]," she says. "During my internships, I realized environmental studies was the field I wanted to pursue. Internships definitely gave me an edge when I started applying for a post-graduation job."
The first environmental studies major at Hollins, with minors in mathematics and economics, Meghan did door-to-door canvassing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for two different political campaigns after graduation. She also earned a master's degree in natural resources from Virginia Tech.
"After that I moved to the D.C. area and started with an environmental consulting firm, which does national environmental policy work," she says. "I now manage projects all over the country for different government agencies.
"Hollins prepared me by giving me the extensive foundation to be an interdisciplinary team member," she says. "I have been able to adapt to new roles within my organization. My strong editing and writing skills kept me employed as I started my career."