When I interviewed with Bruce Berman in September he asked me, "Do you want to be a part of the team?", accentuating the word "team." I would soon learn why Bruce emphasized the word "team." To be a part of Save the Harbor is to be a member of the team. Whether I'm working on a continuous project, or aiding in outreach, there is always a project to attend to. Similar to an interconnected system, the staff works in unison to complete a common goal. Fundraisers or beach events, the importance of being a team member is stressed to make the impossible, possible. From interns to the president, every member pitches in to make each event a real homerun. I am humbled to be a part of such an honorable group that serves its purpose: to restore and protect Boston Harbor, while enriching the lives of deserving youth.
I am thankful for the opportunity I received last September. When I started interning at Save the Harbor I was unsure of what I wanted. Similar to a year old seabird, I knew what I wanted was buried beneath the sand. I learned how to dig to find my prize and cracked the surface to reap the reward. I had to molt my yearling plumage to reveal my true feathers. Now, like an albatross, I'll dive into uncharted waters to discover what they hold.