Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Intro to Jenny Barrack

Dear friends of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay,

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Jenny Barrack and I am a rising junior at Connecticut College. I am majoring in Anthropology with a focus in Environmental Science and enjoying every minute of it. Although I come from a town without much exposure to the waterfront, I have ventured near and far collecting experiences and memories that together have contributed my love of sea creatures and their incredible habitat.

Wherever I go, the ocean seems to follow. Or maybe its the other way around. Regardless, I have always had salt (and fresh) water in my veins and a true passion for conservation and preservation work. So when I stumbled upon the Environmental Policy internship here at Save the Harbor I knew I had to apply and do everything I could to secure the position. I am thrilled to be working here now and look forward to an experience that is sure to be unforgettable,

My background includes non-profit work, volunteering at various aquariums, teaching at a coastal nature camp, beachfront surf rescue/lifeguarding, and overall animation for all things water related. Although I do not have much experience working in an office setting and navigating through Boston, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to do so at a company with a strong mission I believe in--and is also perfectly situated right on the harbor. I do not think I have ever turned down an opportunity to be near the ocean and certainly do not plan on starting now.

While I am still figuring out my path and learning about myself, I know one thing that is certainly true: I am a sponge. A sea sponge, I might add. And why would I call myself this you ask? Well, not only have I been described as so growing up both in an educational and professional setting, but I also just love being in/on/or around the water. I have a curious mind to thank for my natural tendencies to gravitate towards new experiences and absorbing everything that comes with them. Which is why I am at Save the Harbor: to learn about the environment's place in our community and to advocate for clean water for everyone to enjoy.


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