Neely McKee

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About Neely McKee

Interned at the Columbia University Sabin Center for Climate Change Law in Summer and Fall 2020. Columbia Class of 2023.

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Undergraduate Scholar

Area of Expertise

Environment Law Politics Social Sciences

Research Topic

Climate Change Climate Studies Law Sustainability

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Columbia University

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Recent Comments

May 29, 2020
Replying to Bethel Ikenna Adiele

1. How has your understanding of leadership changed from our workshops on this topic?

The idea that leadership had at least 5 different models was quite interesting because it opened my eyes to the deeper complexities of the concept of leadership. Leading from the field is not something I had known before, and with our workshops, I've been able to see the different areas in which leadership can be taken. I've always thought that leadership required knowledge of self and others, but while that idea is necessary, how to do these two things is the big question. The workshops have provided me a toolkit of understanding myself and others in a very constructive manner.

 

2. As you consider your research project, what questions or challenges are the forefronts in your mind? What first steps do you intend to take to start your project?

A foreseeable challenge is an organization. There's so much to research in the field of health disparities, but scaling it down to a series of checkpoints is something that will be so important. In addition, as with any research project, is it possible to and how can this push the needle in the discussion of health disparities. 

I intend to create a laundry list of areas, ideas, and problems associated with my research area. 

Hi Bethel! Your research on health disparities looks really interesting and particularly significant in this time. I agree that it can be difficult to narrow down a topic or research idea given how much is out there. I appreciate how you want to make sure your research truly "pushes the needle" and adds something important and new to the conversation. 

May 29, 2020
  1. How has your understanding of leadership changed from our workshops on this topic (or has it)?

While I had done workshops before that focused on certain traits leaders needed to have or challenges leaders should face, it was really interesting to study how leaders interact with other members on a team. Before this workshop, I didn't consider how much each individual in a group's communication style, personality or personal goals would impact their leadership or work with others. I liked how we focused specifically on how leaders work with others and how a good leader should change their leadership style or processes to accommodate for others. 

  1. As you consider your research project, what questions or challenges are forefront in your mind? What first steps do you intend to take to start your project?

As I am working on a faculty-directed project that is both part of the Laidlaw Scholars Program and the Sabin Center, I am interested and a little confused about how my research will interplay between both programs. I intend to speak with my faculty mentor, people at the Sabin Center, and grad student mentor about this.