Thursday, October 29, 2015

Newest Policy Intern - Brittany Angelo

Good Afternoon Blog Readers,

My name is Brittany Angelo and I am the newest member of the Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay team. I have come onboard as an Environmental Policy Intern for the upcoming months. I graduated from Plymouth State University in Plymouth New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy and immediately took a job with the Utah Division of Wildlife working on the Utah Arizona line at Lake Powell (the house boating capital in the country). I enjoyed that position but determined that I enjoy time in the city much more so I returned to New England.

Originally from the greater Boston area, I visited some friends along the west coast and then made my road trip back to the east coast to start my internship here. Although I went from a hot, hot summer to a very cold fall, I am making the adjustment to the weather as well as the new internship!

In the past I have had multiple jobs in the field but my last internship with EST Associates, a privately owned environmental firm. I worked alongside DCR and MWRA to take the daily and weekly beach water samples that Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay uses for its Beach Water Quality Report Cards. I am excited to continue my work with the Boston Beaches and go from sampling work to policy work trying to make the Boston Harbor and Bay a cleaner place.

This is my second week and I am getting adjusted to many projects such as reviewing Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay history, reading up on the Beach Water Quality Report Cards, took a ride on the free fall cruise to discover Spectacle Island and listen to Mary the Pirate’s stories, attended a Metropolitan Beaches Commission (MBC) Meeting, and helping to spread the word about the upcoming public hearing in Lynn about their beaches and what is and isn’t working.

I am very excited to keep getting involved in the many projects and learn more about how a nonprofit organization works here at Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay.

-Brittany Angelo

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