Megan McDowell

COMMUNICATIONS AND ADVOCACY ASSISTANT

Email: mcdowell@iaenvironment.org

Megan joined IEC as the Communications Assistant in April 2020, and is now in a Communications and Advocacy Assistant role, working with the water program. Megan is a Navy veteran who, thanks to the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program, returned to college to pursue a career change in 2018. She is currently enrolled at Drake University working on a B.A. with a double major in Public Relations and Strategic Political Communications. Just before returning to school, Megan was working as a legal assistant on workers’ compensation and personal injury claims when she realized she had a passion to help others. She wanted to be more hands on and work to be a voice for those who are not able to advocate on their own behalf.

Megan is a southwest Iowa native, with a background in professional photography, who grew up canoeing rivers all over Iowa with her family and neighbors, and to this day still finds joy in canoeing and kayaking with her friends. She has written stories about Iowa water quality for Drake University publications to raise awareness about the situation in our state. This summer, she will document Iowa waterways for IEC when she is visiting different stretches of rivers and lakes with friends and family, support the communications and social media efforts of the Council, and will work on advocacy goals for the water program.

Blog posts by this Author:

  • IEC Intros: Meet Megan McDowell

    In our staff introduction series, we would like to share with you stories and backgrounds of the people behind the scenes of IEC. In this intro blog you will learn more about our Communications Support Coordinator.

  • Water Recreation: Have Fun and Be Safe

    Kayaking, canoeing, and tubing season in Iowa is in full swing. Whether you're new to any of these types of water recreation, or a seasoned pro, it's always important to brush up on safety guidelines every year.

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