Friday, July 2, 2010

Step Into Our Office...

Hello Everyone! My name is Michelle Palermino, and I am so happy to introduce myself as a Senior Marine Educator for Save the Harbor / Save the Bay this summer.

After growing up in Rockville, Maryland, I graduated from Providence College in May 2009, and I have been itching to get back to Northeast ever since. I've been a resident of Boston for no more than three weeks now, and already I'm not only in love with the city, but, after a great week of training, with the Harbor as well! You will see for yourself this summer when you come out and join us, the Harbor has so much to offer and is such a beautiful place to learn and grow. Today, I was standing out on the Boston Fish Pier with the two other Senior Marine Educators (Emily and Aaron- both of whom are fantastic), looking out over the Harbor and marveling at how lucky we are to be sharing it with you this summer. Aaron looked around at the sky and waves and sun and city skyline, and he said "Step into our office...". We had to smile. How many young adults have such a gorgeous backdrop to their summer jobs? How many young adults get to do what we have the opportunity to do this summer? It's going to be amazing. I think I speak for the whole team when I say THANK YOU to everyone who has been, and will be, a part of it.

Also, I would like to say thank you to the great Bruce Berman for having us bring fishing rods on our respective MBTA trains home, since I have a sneaky suspicion he was trying to embarrass us. Though they were difficult to maneuver through the doors and around fellow passengers, it didn't embarrass us (but please don't take that as a challenge, Bruce!). Here's a picture of Emily and me on the Silver Line. If you see a young woman with a fishing rod on the T on Tuesday morning, please say hi!

That's all from me until all the Harbor Explorers join us next week. I can't wait to get fishing and crabbing! I hope everyone has a great 4th of July, and I'll see you out on the docks! I'll be the one in the blue polo, having the time of my life.

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