My name is Liz Whelan and I have recently joined Save the Harbor Save the Bay team as an Environmental Policy Intern for the summer of 2018. I am a graduate student at Boston University School of Public Health. I am originally from Connecticut, and received my undergraduate degree from Elon University. Nowadays you can find me eating pizza somewhere along the harbor walk in the North End.
I had the pleasure of moving to Boston about 3 years ago and began working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After 2 years working in the Intensive Care Unit I discovered my passion for public health. After working closely with patients, I realized there is so much we can do to improve our society and work toward preventing the need for hospitalization. My other great passion in life is environmental conservation. I am excited for this opportunity at Save the Harbor Save the Bay because I have not yet had the chance to work in a nonprofit and hope to someday build my own nonprofit. This internship gives me the opportunity to utilize what I have learned in my Public Health education thus far and apply it to the field I am interested in.