Introducing Megan Kogut
Oct 16, 2012
Megan Kogut, Ph.D., joined our staff last month as our new Director of Strategic Communications. Like many of her fellow Eigenvectorians, Megan comes with a unique and distinctive set of qualifications.
Dr. Kogut received her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. Since then she’s held several positions, including lecturer at University of Washington‘s Tacoma campus, and Environmental Quality Unit Manager at UW Seattle. Through these positions, Megan discovered that she really liked the communication aspects of her job. “For me, writing flyers and newsletter articles is like tightrope walking, balancing detail, enthusiasm and humor. And, I love connecting people through email and on the phone. I have done this professionally and as a hobby for the last ten years or more.”
Megan also noted that EVRI appealed to her scientific side. “I love data analysis and interpretation, especially in situations with many variables. Usually, research of the environment involves isolating natural processes as much as possible without ignoring important inputs or influences. Many scientists struggle with oversimplification, and some just cheerfully throw a rock at their subject without even acknowledging all the variables.” To that we say, “Amen!”
We’re excited about having a new member of our team, and confident our customers will benefit from having a staff member dedicated to getting our message out.