Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New Intern-- Tanika Tucker

       Hi everybody! Not only am I looking forward to working with all of you, but super pumped for the great sunset pics. Partly kidding, but who isn’t a sucker for a great view?

I could start this off by telling you all my basic information, but I figured why not start off with an embarrassing, but memorable, story about a summer at the beach. I figured we can always laugh at somebody’s embarrassing childhood memories. My love for the ocean, and the beach started at a young age. Luckily, I have family in Virginia, so majority of my summers have been spent at Virginia Beach.

One day, 10/11-year-old me decided that man it would be a great day to feed some seagulls from our balcony. So, I did thinking I was doing a good deed, and well you know that scene from the first Jurassic Park II: The Lost World, where the little girl feeds the baby dinosaurs pieces of her sandwich? That turned out to become a reality for me, as seagulls started to swarm, and the best part was I locked myself out. Still traumatized by the experience, but makes for a great story.

Flash forward to today, I am a Communication/Public Relations intern here, of course I learned my lesson, and no longer fed seagulls. I moved to Boston about three years ago, from Saratoga, NY, and if you talk to anybody from NY we typically don’t tend to leave but I had enough of the horse races, cliff jumping, and just the dullness of NY. I am currently studying at Suffolk University, and will be graduating in the fall of 2018 (yayy). Freshman year I joined a sorority on campus called Theta Phi Alpha, and over the past almost four years my sorority sisters have helped make Boston my home. Plus I needed  change, since I grew up with three older brothers, and am the only girl.

 I first heard about Save the Harbor, Save the Bay when I started working at Community Boating Inc in the spring of 2016.  Besides learning how to sail, learning 17 sailing knots (...impressive I know) CBI has helped me realize my passion for nonprofits, especially those that I feel I can connect with, and are actively involved in my community. Over the past few years, I have been able to get a lot of hands on experience with event planning/event coordinating, as well as more on the marketing, graphic design, and media planning side. My hope is to expand on those skills, as well as use them here as well!
 Cheers, and look forward to working with all of you for the next few months!

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