February 26, 2019 6:35:00 AM EST  |  Facilities Support Services  |  News

Markon Senior Associate Joins Climate & Security Advisory Group Fellowship

Patrick Schlecker photoMarkon Senior Consultant Patrick Schlecker was recently accepted into the inaugural Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG) Fellowship program.

As the first professional organization for emerging leaders seeking meaningful careers at the intersection of climate change and security, the fellowship was created in response to increasing demand for mentoring and interest in career pathways that focus on the juxtaposition of climate change and national security.

The fellowship program is chaired by the Center for Climate and Security, with support from the American Security Project and the Woodrow Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program.

Click here to meet all of the 2018 CSAG Fellows >

Getting Involved with the Climate and Security Advisory Group

Patrick's interest in the impacts of climate change on national security was sparked by work he’s done at Markon, including the High Water™ solution, which performs critical impact analyses and provides customized action plans to protect buildings and infrastructure from rising sea-levels, flooding, and other threats related to climate change.

High Water infographic imageAs an emerging leader looking to expand his reach, network, and expertise, Patrick reached out to a fellow Dickinson College alum and think tank Climate Security Lead, who ultimately connected him with the fellowship program.


The major need that compelled the Center for Climate and Security to create this program was to address a gap in higher-education—no other programs currently take a holistic view of the relationship between climate change and national security. In the future, the group anticipates climate change becoming a critical national security issue.

As a result, the fellowship program will leverage mentoring and presentations by industry experts to develop the next generation of leaders in climate change security.

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About the Author

Juliana Lee

Juliana Lee

Juliana Lee joined the team in 2018 and brings over 15 years of marketing, communications, and design experience to our team. She leads Markon's marketing and corporate communications functions in addition to supporting a variety of corporate initiatives. A DC area native, Juliana holds a BA in Communications from the University of Maryland College Park (Go Terps!), as well as multiple marketing certifications from HubSpot and the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) designation. Previously, she led marketing communications for Meridian Imaging Solutions, a Konica Minolta company, as well as providing strategic support for B2B, B2C, B2G, and government clients through marketing consultancy District Smarketing, LLC. A two-time recipient of the Gold President's Volunteer Service Award from President Obama, Juliana is passionate about giving back to the local community. She is an active member of the Markon Cares corporate philanthropy group and supports the firm's STEM outreach initiatives. Outside of work, she is an active volunteer for A Space of Her Own, which empowers under-served girls through arts, carpentry, and creative one-to-one mentoring.