Pam McLeod
Pam McLeod
Education & Outreach Manager, Re-Inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt)
Stanford, CA

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Close Up
  • Where did you go to school and what degree(s) do you have?
    B.S in environmental engineering, Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York; M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
  • What kinds of activities have typically been part of your work?
    My background as an environmental engineer has exposed me to a host of environmental issues that feed directly into my work at Whole Travel. But while the job builds upon my technical skills and knowledge, it is not an ‘engineering’ position per se.
  • What do you like best about being an engineer?
    For me, the most rewarding aspect of being an engineer is knowing that I’m helping solve problems.  Whether the problem at hand involves contaminated sediment or unsustainable tourism, I like being on the front line developing new strategies to improve the situation.
  • Describe something about your life outside of work: your hobbies, or perhaps a favorite book.
    I love cooking and hiking and recently joined an improvisational acting group.
Pam works as the Education & Outreach Manager for an Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Re-inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt). ReNUWIt was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2011 to transform the way we manage water, and make it more safe and sustainable. As ReNUWIt's Education & Outreach Manager, Pam helps oversee the educational programs of the Center, which serve a wide range of people - kindergarteners through senior citizens. The Education Team's goal is to expand, diversify, and prepare the next generation of urban water experts.
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Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
  • I am willing to host a field trip to my place of employment.