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Employee Profile | Elizabeth McLean

Elizabeth McLean

Job title:
Scientist / Environmental Planner

Date hired:
May 2022

Santiago de los 30 Caballeros, Dominican Republic

I have a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the Natural Resources Department at the
University of Rhode Island

How I came to be an MRC employee:
Upon completing a postdoctoral fellowship with the Environmental Protection Agency in Narragansett, I learned about this opportunity at MRC.

What I like best about working at MRC:
The draw for me was/is the MRC’s mission. I truly value the great team I get to work with and being in an environment of growth and learning.

How my work contributes to the overall mission of the Navy:
My work directly supports environmental compliance and planning objectives for the Navy, ensuring that their missions remain compliant to our national environmental policy act, as well as all federal and state laws and policies.

The diverse skills and background knowledge I bring enhance the knowledge and clarity reflected in the quality of our consultations and deliverables. At work, I value engaging with others and getting to know them on a personal basis.

Pivotal career moments/experiences:
Direct engagement with local decision makers resulting in concrete research outcomes, learnings and collaboration opportunities.

Hobbies/Personal interests:
I love being in the outdoors and spending time with friends & family. I also enjoy photography, mentoring, writing and being part of groups & events that promote greater understanding of our cultural diversity.

Career advice:
Above all, be curious! Seek to uncover the bigger questions in life, and how you can make an impact. Show up early, keep an open mind. Mentor and assist others on their professional journeys. Always stay true to your values and principles; and persevere.