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About ICF
Meghan Edwards
Senior Managing Consultant, Climate Change and Sustainability
Meghan communicates environmental issues to public audiences and supports numerous federal agencies.

Since 2006, Meghan has communicated environmental issues to public audiences and supported over 20 different federal agencies. She has assessed impacts to environmental and social conditions in a wide variety of proposed projects, from land management activities to the construction and operation of renewable energy infrastructure in over 40 states across the country. Internationally, Meghan has provided oversight and review of environmental impacts for development projects in Africa and Europe/Eurasia for USAID. Meghan analyzed existing and potential sustainability certifications and programs in Africa for supporting an extensive development program. As part of her capstone, she interviewed 25 individuals in Southwest Virginia to determine the status, existing infrastructure, and possibilities for a community-based sustainable forestry economy, including renewable energy.

Meghan is an expert in comment management and resolution. She excels at helping clients address issues raised while considering any precedent-setting and past policy decisions. Meghan has ensured regulatory compliance of National Environmental Policy Act documents with the Endangered Species Act and National Historic Preservation Act, as well as 22 Code of Federal Regulations 216 (Reg 216). For over two and a half years, Meghan was our project manager for a contract supporting a newly formed interagency council to streamline environmental reviews and authorizations for large infrastructure projects across the United States. She led the establishment of a new program management office while creating policy documents and providing advice on improving environmental processes. Meghan has also provided project management support for a USAID contract on agriculture and other development projects in less industrialized nations in Europe/Eurasia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, supporting the program management at the headquarters level and tracking of gender analyses.

Education
  • M.S., Natural Resources, Virginia Tech
  • B.A., Environmental Studies, Minors in Economics and Mathematics, Hollins University
  • P.M.P. and A.C.P., Project Management Institute
  • Certified Environmental Professional in Training from the Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals