Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Development Intern - Andreana Lantzakis

Andreana on the fish pier with the other new interns
checking out the flood fence. 

Hello! I am Andreana Lantzakis, a second-time-around intern for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. Last fall of 2016 I interned as an Administrative Assistant and now I'm back for the summer as a Development Intern! I am from the North Shore area of Massachusetts, Middleton, and I am currently a full time student at Boston University. I just finished my junior year and I will be starting my senior year come September 2017. I am majoring in International Relations on the Environment and Development track and also minoring in Environmental Analysis and Policy. I’ve been living in the city now for almost three years and I love it! 

I’ve always had a passion for the environment and for raising awareness to live more sustainability.It all first started my junior year of high school when I joined the Environmental Club, and later was the vice president of the club. The club's advisor inspired me to change the way that I lived and to also begin to make people more aware of their daily carbon footprint. That year I also traveled to Costa Rica, one of the world’s most sustainable countries, for an Environmental Summit. I got to attend an Al Gore talk on Climate Change, explore and study in the rain forest at La Selva, a huge research institution, and learned more about composting, recycling and agriculture.

Aside from this I was nominated as a Sustainability Champion at Boston University for my small acts of change within my life. Posters are up around school of my headshot with a quote stating “the plastic bag I refuse today means a healthier ocean tomorrow”. I also am involved in a number of different clubs on campus that correlate to my beliefs and goals and have staffed a number of on campus Earth Day Festivals. 

All in all, I am passionate about making a difference and making others more aware of their actions! Being here at Save the Harbor I hope to continue this passion of mine and to continue to learn and to evolve as an individual. My first time around working here I acquired a number of new skills and learned a great deal about the logistics of the non profit world. This time around I hope to further enhance my skills and to continue to learn more about how nonprofits work and operate day to day. 

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