Friday, February 10, 2017

Introducing Me! ~

Greetings y'all! My name is Elaine Mensa-Wilmot, and I am proud to say that I am now an Environmental Policy Intern at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.

Myself, pictured above, taking in the harbour sights during 
a casual bout of 20-degree weather.

I am a fresh college grad who recently moved up north from the great state of Texas to attend Boston University’s School of Public Health (Go Terriers!). At BUSPH, I am concentrating in Health Policy and Law in addition to a contextual certificate in Social Justice, Health Equity, and Human Rights. I like to spend my free time in the company of great music, so most nights I can be found either embracing the local jazz scene or taking in a nationwide tour.

Recently I attended my very own Marine Mammal Safari
in quest of the seal I dubbed Herman -- unfortunately, my seal
photography skills are still a work in progress. Instead, here's a photo
out the window from which I can usually spot him! (her?)

Given the expanse of Texas’ coastline at over 600 miles, I am no stranger to
beachy days and water excursions. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to celebrate a multitude of events making weekend trips to Galveston, Corpus Christi, and South Padre Island. However, as evidenced by the work being done at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, this experience isn’t universal to all American youth. Knowing how closely I hold my own beach memories, being able to join up with an organisation like STH/STB that so fervently works to restore and protect Boston shorelines (and marine environments!) in order to share them with the public for all to enjoy could not be a more exciting endeavour.

The wide variety of programs Save the Harbor/Save the Bay offers and engages with, from beach clean-up days to their Shamrock Splash, leaves so much opportunity for involvement and I can not wait to dive right in! First up? An examination of past and present seafood marketing campaigns and the effects they’ve had on human consumption and behaviour.


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