Strategic Planner Maggie Dangerfield: Alum Spotlight

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Maggie Harrelson Dangerfield is the Strategic Planning and Sustainability Officer for the Charleston County School District. Born and raised in Charleston, Maggie is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Economics, and a graduate of the College of Charleston with a Master in Environmental Studies, a Master in Public Administration, and a Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning. Prior to joining the District, Maggie worked as an environmental consultant in the private sector and as a research specialist at SCDHEC’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management on a multi-institutional NOAA grant. During her time with the District, Maggie has focused her efforts on expanding the District’s waste management program, school-based green initiatives, and environmental protocols. In particular, over the last three years, Maggie has developed a school-based commercial composting program in 48 schools for which EPA Region 4 recently recognized the District for its outstanding achievement in food waste prevention and diversion in 2015. In addition to operational and programmatic sustainability, Maggie also focuses her efforts on strategic planning, having recently transitioned positions within the organization to assist with the facilitation of the District’s new five-year strategic plan. Outside of her professional life, Maggie enjoys cooking, traveling, the beach, and hiking. She currently resides in Mount Pleasant with her husband, James, and their Brittany Spaniel, Grady. Maggie is also a LEED AP BD+C accredited professional.

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