Meg’s background is in conservation and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Her career has spanned several states and organizations including the Powder River Basin Resource Council in Wyoming, and Information Manager for the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program.
Her involvement with Invasive Species issues began in 2005 as the Program Coordinator for the NYS Invasive Plant Council, and then continued with her current role with the NY Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP) and the iMapInvasives Project. For the past decade, the "iMap Team" at NYNHP has facilitated sharing geographic invasive species information to help individuals, organizations, and agencies working to protect NY from the threat of invasive species. The work has evolved as technology has changed, expanding from the original observation-only online platform to include not-detected, treatment data and an email alert system as well as field data collection tools, online dashboards, and more.
Tai Chi, yoga, biking, and skiing are some of the activities Meg pursues outside of work.