Everyone: Meet Megan Coyle.
Megan is one of our super talented team members who specializes in design and web development. She’s been with USGBC since November, and we’ll go ahead and admit it: we’d be lost without her.
10 Questions with Megan
- Describe your role on the USGBC Marketing Team:
I work on our web projects—building microsites, developing user experiences, and researching different digital platforms for future projects.
- What city were you born in?
- If you could sing one song at Karaoke Night, what would it be?
“Don’t Stop Believin” by Journey
- Zodiac sign:
Gemini, which is very fitting considering I sort of have a twin (but not really). I was born on my brother’s 2nd birthday, and we are both artists and lefties.
- How do you contribute to USGBC’s sustainable efforts in your personal life?
In my free time I repurpose materials to make artwork. Specifically, I reuse old magazines by cutting them up and turning them into works of art with a process I call “painting with paper.” I’m also a fan of gadgets that help me live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. For example, I use a Nest to make sure my home is more energy efficient and I always wear my Fitbit—when I notice I haven’t walked enough on any given day, I’ll walk instead of drive somewhere.
- Are you a cat or dog person?
- Best book you’ve read in the past year:
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
- Right or left handed?
- 3 things you’d take with you to a deserted island:
Sketchbook, complete poems of Emily Dickinson, snorkel gear. However, if this hypothetical deserted island has electrical outlets and Wi-Fi, this would be the list: tablet (for reading and digital sketching), laptop, snorkel gear (even with gadgets, I might as well explore the area since I’m stuck on an island).
- Biggest pet peeve as a web developer (go ahead, nerd out on this one):
When a website doesn’t follow best practices—like overusing iframes, inline styles instead of external style sheets, outdated html tags that aren’t supported in modern browsers, having every link open in a new tab, not properly coding media queries, and overcomplicating a page with lots of columns of text and clashing color schemes. Another big pet peeve is trying to design something that works/looks right in Internet Explorer (also known as one of the most frustrating browsers ever).
Our innovative Studio team is comprised of marketing strategists, digital analysts, designers and developers. This supergroup is responsible for making sure that USGBC communicates with the world in the most effective and compelling way while maintaining our standards of sustainability. The only way we can accomplish this is through collaboration. Glad you guys took the time to meet Megan—stay tuned to meet the rest of our talented team members!