Temple’s people: Maeve Ryan, Graduate Consultant – Property team
This month we are pleased to announce that our most recent intern, Maeve Ryan, is now a Graduate Consultant working within our Property team. Maeve had been on an internship with us since June, we were very pleased to offer her a full-time position in November. We had a quick chat with her to see what first drew her to a career in the environmental sector and what she’s most enjoyed about working at Temple so far.
What first drew you to a career in the environmental sector?
I have always been interested in how environmental systems work and the so-called “wicked problems” they present. My undergraduate degree mostly focused on environmental issues and policies in Europe. I was interested in the approach used for the poorest communities around the world, so I completed my master’s degree in Environment and Development, which focused on environmental issues in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
What types of projects have you worked on since joining Temple?
The projects I have been involved in since starting with Temple have been really varied such as co-ordinating an EIA and conducting a socioeconomic review for a development, and carrying out monitoring work with the Air Quality team around London.
What was the draw for you to want to work at Temple?
Temple’s combination of being a smaller consultancy with a friendly atmosphere was the draw for me. Working for a medium sized consultancy means that there can be much more collaborative working between teams (such as air quality or noise), so I’ve already been able to broaden my skillset.
Many thanks to Maeve for answering our questions. We wish her the best of luck in her new role.
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