Natalie White, SEH professional wetland scientist based in Duluth, Minnesota, was presented with an Act of Excellence (AOE) Award in the category of Character.
The AOE is an employee recognition program for peers to acknowledge peers for an exemplary act. In this instance, she built a strong relationship with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) staff who, recognized her professionalism and efficiency, which contributed to Natalie receiving this annual award.
The following provides a closer look at Natalie.
What does the word character mean to you in five words or fewer?
Open, clear communication.
What motivates you to stay at the top of your game?
To see projects constructed/completed. In natural resources, we're usually involved very early - so it's cool to see something from inception to finish, especially if I helped it get there.
What do you look forward to most when you come into work?
The variety. I work on a wide range of project types and in different project roles.
What’s been one of your proudest moments working at SEH?
A few years ago, being trusted to manage one of my first projects for a repeat client. It's great to realize that others have that confidence in me.
What advice would you give to yourself when you first started in the industry?
Ask more questions! When you run out of questions, think of more questions to ask!
Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
A ship captain on the Great Lakes. I know I don't want to be on the water all the time, but I'd love to try it out for a day.
When you were growing up, was there a gift for the holidays you really wanted but didn’t receive?
A puppy. I asked for one every year. Now that I have kids of my own, I completely understand why my parents did not get me a puppy.