Hi everyone! My name is Emily Hammett and I am so excited to be the new operations intern for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. I am currently finishing up my senior year at Boston University as a Health Science major focusing on environmental and public health.
Growing up on Martha’s Vineyard had a huge influence on my interest in the ocean. Moving to Boston only further expanded this interest in harbors and beaches to those in Massachusetts and all around the world. For the past 21 years, I have spent all of my summers on and around the water; from working as a lifeguard for public and private beaches and as a dock hand for the Oak Bluffs Marina, to just leisurely boating, fishing, swimming, and enjoying the great outdoors. My background living and working on the water, and my eagerness to learn more is what led me to finding Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.
I am so glad to have the opportunity to learn more about nonprofits as they contribute to the improvement of our environment here in Boston. As I begin my internship here, I’m hoping to apply my knowledge about community health and wellness in a way that will enhance the health of the residents of Boston and the city as a whole.