Margaret Hammond, a MESM student at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, graduated from the University of Michigan in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. She developed a passion for the environment after spending her summers outdoors enjoying the Lake Huron beaches. During her undergraduate studies, she was employed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as an Explorer Guide, teaching park goers about the park ecology and local nature facts. From this experience, she learned her love of educating others about the environment and sustainability. After graduating, she moved to Denver to work for the U.S. Geological Survey as a GIS Technician in the Mineral Resources division. Her work focused on the mining industry and analyzing historical topographic maps to create a database to identify unaccounted abandoned mine land within the U.S. She witnessed the hazards of negligence and how environmental mismanagement can have dangerous consequences. This experience inspired her to pursue a career in corporate environmental management to help businesses be eco-leaders and ensure a healthy future. While at Bren, her goal is to learn about the intersection between economic growth and environmental protection to help corporations build sustainable businesses.