Mandy Ma was a Transatlantic Fellow at Ecologic Institute from July 2008 until April 2009. Her work primarily focused on issues related to climate change and Arctic policy in the US and Europe. She also worked on rural development and biodiversity issues. She is a native English speaker and has a working knowledge of Spanish, Creole and German.
During her Master’s studies, Mandy Ma interned with the Louis Berger Group, where she helped to write environmental assessments with a focus on water resources. She also assisted Marie Howland, Director of the Urban Studies Ph.D. Program at Maryland, in researching and editing “Employment Effects of Brownfield Redevelopment: What Do We Know from the Literature?”, an EPA NCEE Working Paper published in 2006. Prior to her master’s studies, Mandy’s work experience was primarily in rural sustainable development. She worked for over two and a half years with rural communities in Haiti and Guatemala. Some of her projects included small business development, environmental education, soil conservation/reclamation, and latrine building.
Mandy Ma holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Economics from Emory University and a Master’s degree in Environmental Community Planning from the University of Maryland.
Mandy currently lives in Berlin with her husband. She is also considering a second master’s degree in natural resource management.