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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Mariah Stellato

6.30 AM

I wake up around 6.30 AM and either go for a walk, exercise or snooze all my alarms. I’ve been working from home for nearly all of my graduate program, so I like to allow myself some time in the morning. My desk is in my room, so I ensure I spend time out of it before I start work. I have my first cup of coffee on my balcony and enjoy the view, eat breakfast, and talk to my housemates!

Morning sky

8 AM

Once I’ve gotten ready, I sit down at my desk between 8 AM and 8.30 AM. I turn on my computer, check my to-do list and what meetings I have on that day, and check my emails. I also make another coffee!

9 AM

I’m part of the Environment and Sustainability team at North East Link Project (NELP) and we have a daily meeting that allows us to stay connected throughout working from home by discussing non-work- and work-related items. Everybody works on different components of the project, so this is a way that we can ensure that we are working together as a team and having a similar approach to different packages of work.

Zoom meeting

10 AM

After the team meeting, I begin on my tasks for the day. I know that I work better in the morning, and NELP is flexible, so I aim to schedule all my meetings in the afternoon. This allows me to remain productive.

Today I focus on developing procedures on environmental approvals, designing a new internet site that helps navigate environmental and sustainability compliance and reviewing documents. I like the fast-paced and exciting work that NELP has to offer. I’m constantly learning and challenging myself but feel supported throughout it all.

Desktop

12 PM

I block out an hour daily between 12 PM and 1 PM to ensure I have lunch and get outside for a walk. I did this walk with my housemate today. I find it helpful to separate my day when working from home and to keep myself productive in the afternoon. The work hours at NELP are catered to your working lifestyle.

out

1 PM

I get home, eat some food and jump straight into my afternoon of meetings. I have a weekly meeting with one of our contractors to discuss key priorities and issues, as well as a monthly sustainability director briefing, and a planning meeting with some of our engineers.

5 PM

Before I finish work, I close out any tasks for the day and write my to-do list for tomorrow. I finish work around 5.30 PM or 6.00 PM, ensure my computer is turned off and start making dinner.