If you will forgive my seasonal pun, it is a "treat" for me to share what I have learned with others, as others have done this for me. In addition to speaking at conferences, I enjoy participating in SWANA's MentorMatch program. MentorMatch allows SWANA members to share their expertise with colleagues, young professionals, and students who are looking for guidance or information to help advance their careers in the solid waste management and recycling industry.
Here at Eco Partners, we have also been fortunate to mentor several interns. This month, we welcome our newest intern, Margot Gibson. Meet her in the feature article below. We also want to congratulate our former intern, Leeann Sausser, on her new full-time position as an Account Coordinator with Borshoff, an Indianapolis public relations and advertising company.
We have all been mentored by someone who blazed the trail for us, and I enjoy these opportunities to pay it forward. I hope you are also mentoring a future solid waste and recycling leader! If not, but you would like to, please contact me for more information about the MentorMatch program.
Keep passing it on!
Meet Margot Gibson, our new intern
We're happy to introduce our new intern, Margot Gibson. She will work as a writer and editor for Trash Talk! and One Person's Trash, using her background in science to translate complex topics into everyday language for our readers. Margot has a BA in Microbiology from Southern Illinois University.
Margot was instrumental in initiating and developing several environmental sustainability organizations in the Indianapolis area. She served on the founding boards of the Carmel Green Teen Micro-Grant Program, the Carmel Clay Schools Green Team, and the CCS Plots to Plates Organic Community Gardens. Margot is the webmaster for CarmelGreenTeen.org and continues as a board member for the Gardens.
As a Peace Corps Volunteer, she served in community development in rural Costa Rica from 1987-1989. Fluent in Spanish, she specialized in organizing civic groups and teaching non-traditional education techniques during her time of service.
Margot enjoys hiking with her husband Joe and her dog Stella, bird watching, gardening, and traveling with her three college-aged children and family.
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