Thursday, May 17, 2018

Liz Whelan - Summer on the Bay

Hi Everyone!

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.

When I am not trying to save the environment or all the animals, I love to hike, read, travel, and be outdoors as much as possible. Growing up traveling was a huge part of my life, and we frequently took trips to the ocean where I discovered my love for the water. I look forward to giving back to the environment that has been a wonderful and meaningful part of my life, right here in Boston.

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