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Michelle Hobgood Lauded for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Management

Michelle Hobgood channels years of expertise into her work with Mott MacDonald

She supervises multimillion dollar contracts for natural gas pipelines as well as off shore energy, and ensures that data is gathered efficiently and sustainably.

    BENSON, NC, May 31, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Michelle Hobgood has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Drawing on years of professional experience in environmental management, Ms. Hobgood presently excels as an environmental project manager for Mott MacDonald. In this capacity, she supervises multimillion dollar contracts for natural gas pipelines as well as off shore energy, and ensures that data is gathered efficiently and sustainably. Previously, she worked as an environmental specialist and project ATLAS business team lead for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Likewise, Ms. Hobgood worked for the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources as a senior environmental specialist and natural heritage program data manager.

During the early stages of her career, Ms. Hobgood gained valuable expertise as a marine spatial analyst and data manager for Consolidated Safety Services, through which she collected and organized data for the Ocean Veritas research vessel and conducted quality assessments of all off-shore data, during the Deep Water Horizon oil spill. Additionally, she worked in similar positions with the Conservation Council of North Carolina, Dynamac Corporation, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. An expert in her field, Ms. Hobgood holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Master's degree in geographic information systems and geospatial analysis and a Master of Environmental Management in ecosystem science and conservation from Duke University.

While her career has been filled with highlights, Ms. Hobgood is most proud of developing a geographic information system model utilizing different factors, including temperature, salinity depth, wind, currents, weather, and more. The cornerstone of her success lay in her passion for what she does and her adviser, Dr. Patrick Halpin, of Duke University, who encouraged her graduate studies in geospatial applications. Looking toward the future, Ms. Hobgood aims to learn more about renewable energy and how to implement it in every state.

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