M.S., Resource Economics and Policy
Stephenie MacLagan graduated from Unity College with a B.S. in Environmental Policy, and is employed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. She is experienced in connecting people with their environment, having been a GIS mapper, market researcher, consultant, environmental field technician, writer and translator of technical reports, member and leader of committees, and coordinator of projects and programs. Her current work involves shoreland zoning, providing land use regulation services to municipal officials. At the university, Stephenie observes the work of the knowledge-action team of the Sustainability Solutions Initiative. Her research has focused on boundary spanning, the policy cycle, and most recently investigating the effect of water quality on property values. Using economics and communication toward sustainable solutions to environmental and societal challenges is Stephenie’s broader aspiration.
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