Maggie Surface, originally from Nashville, TN, graduated in May of 2007 from Allegheny College with a double B.S. in physics and environmental studies. Her senior thesis at Allegheny focused on bringing solar energy to campus. She interned with American Rivers in the summer of 2006, helping plan River Lobby Day, and with the Meadville Area Local Growers and the Meadville Redevelopment Authority in the summer of 2005. Maggie served as the Earth Portal Program Coordinator for the National Council for Science and the Environment in Washington, DC from June 2007 to July 2009. She is working towards a Master of Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Delaware.