Megan Bender

Megan Bender

Trinity Fellow Class of 2012

Graduate Program: MS, Environmental Engineering

Undergraduate Degree, Institution: Geological Engineering, Geology & Geophysics, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Trinity Nonprofit Agency: Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM), Environmental Project Engineer

Full-time Service Experience, Years Served, Location:

Peace Corps, 2008-2010, Uganda

Service Experience:

I spent two years as a secondary education volunteer in southwestern Uganda in East Africa. As a secondary education volunteer I worked and lived on a school compound and taught mathematics and physics to secondary students. Secondary students range from middle school to high school aged children. I also worked on various development issues for the village surrounding the school compound where I taught.

Trinity Fellowship Experience:

My Trinity Fellowship was with the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM). At RACM I was an Environmental Project Engineer and worked on various environmental projects in that capacity. I wrote multiple environmental assessments, grant research, grant writing, grant management, assessed environmental liability for the City for tax delinquent properties, assisted with redevelopment projects in the 30th Street Corridor and the Menomonee Valley, maintained communication between the City of Milwaukee and the nonprofit organizations working on river rehabilitation and other river projects, completed research on various federal regulations for redevelopment, construction issues, and environmental issues, and aided project engineers and project managers in any way required.

Plans after graduation:

I will work for the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission in Waukesha, WI as a Storm water and Flood land Management Engineer.

Current Position:

Project Manager, CH2M

Fellows Class of 2014

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