Hey all! My name is Jules Stuber, a new development intern here at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. I am a graduate of the University of Vermont, where I majored in community development and minored in environmental studies. As a surfer, fisherman, and lover of fish tacos, I have a special place in my heart for ensuring the sustainability of our waterways and can’t wait to dive in with this great organization.
Over the recent summer, I worked for a nonprofit called Island Grown Initiative, a food sustainability advocacy and education group located on my hometown of Martha’s Vineyard. While working with IGI, I spearheaded our composting and gleaning programs, and started a shell recycling program. This stint in the nonprofit world cemented my resolve to work within and for communities here in New England.
Growing up with a fishing crazed father who would strap my twin and me as babies to his waders, and a mom who loved to take us down to catch crabs and periwinkles among the tide pools, I was instilled early on with a healthy respect for the ocean. Thinking back, all of my fondest memories involve the ocean in some way- catching the perfect wave, releasing the first keeper sized striper of the season, or just sitting back and watching the shimmering pink summer sun set over calm water. It is this affinity for the sea that has made me want to ensure its well-being for future generations, and I can’t wait to work together with the save the harbor and their youth programs here in Boston.
While it is only my first day here at Save the Harbor, I am already very excited to start fundraising and doing grant research with Trevor and Chris for the new Feast of the Seven Fishes Project. I can’t wait to become more involved with the organization, and look forward to what my next few months here entail!