Michelle Pawlow

I am currently finishing my last year as an Environmental Engineering undergraduate student and aim to obtain my master's degree next year in Industrial and Operations Engineering. Through my work with the Tauber Institute, I am excited to blend my skills in environmental engineering with knowledge of business and operations to help communicate the advantages of green practices for a business, addressing a company's need for economic and practical solutions to support environmental efforts. Over the last four years, I have interned for my local county government, tribal government, the EPA, and NASA. While government agencies drive law and policy, I am looking forward to gaining experience in the private sector through the Tauber Institute.
 
I ultimately hope to have a career in which I implement global environmental projects that benefit public health. I want to encourage sustainable practices around the world by collaborating with people from different cultures. By focusing on practical and economically sound projects, engineers can reduce waste, optimize natural resources, and preserve the environment. I’m eager to learn how to coordinate with multiple stakeholders to encourage environmental change, and I am confident that the intersection of environmental, operations, and business practices will have an exciting capacity for future innovation.
Michelle Pawlow