Megan Nagel graduated in May 2010 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Center for Public Policy and Administration. Megan received her Master's in Public Policy and Administration, with an emphasis in environmental and telecommunications policy. Since November 2009, she has interned as an Outreach Assistant working on climate change and landscape conservation cooperatives. Megan has been both a Student Temporary Employee Program (STEP) intern and a Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) intern, but has recently been converted to a Public Affairs Specialist in the Science Applications program.
"My experience as a SCEP intern with the Service allowed me to blend my interest in building federal conservation partnerships with my background in mass communications and journalism. Being an intern in the Northeast Region was an invaluable experience. I was able to apply my research interests to real life situations and gain experience and perspective through working with many different people in federal agencies, states, universities, and NGOs. Because of my internship during the school year, I was recently converted to a more permanent position with the Service. I would encourage anyone interested in a career in conservation to consider interning with the Service because you learn through experience - every day I do something different and interesting. And, it may lead to a job when you graduate!"