Courtney Fung is #DrivingChangeinGov

An Environmental Quality Analyst with the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Courtney Fung works on hazardous waste sites to clean them up so they are usable or at least so they present less of an exposure risk to people near them.

How did she come to do this work? What does she actually do? How did she find this job? Are there lots of young people doing this work?

Courtney’s story is part of our new video series, #DrivingChangeinGov, in which young changemakers like Courtney talk about their government service and answer questions so many have.

How do you land a role in government? What kinds of jobs are available? Can you really make change in the environment, health, education, safety, and equality by working for the government?

So come on a journey with us to look at what government service is really like.



Shiva Mohammadi

Shiva is the creative director and head of multimedia at Driving Change, as well as a freelance podcast and content producer. She has produced campaigns for global brands such as Refinery29, Facebook, and MTV. For the past 3 years she has been covering refugee artists’ stories in Germany, where she grew up. Fluent in Farsi and German, she was able to spend time at refugee camps in Greece, where her interviews with Persian and Afghan artists have inspired her ongoing work with European NGOs to shed light on the peoples’ lives in the camps. She holds degrees in International Business Law and Fashion Design. Currently based in Brooklyn, she views the world as a canvas filled with history and resilient stories she aims to tell in different media. After all, it’s stories that bind us all together.

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