Hi guys! My name is Casey Abel and I am so excited to start as the Environmental Policy Intern for the fall. I just graduated from Northeastern University with my B.S. in Marine Biology and I am enrolled in Northeastern’s new Environmental Science and Policy Master’s program.
I have been interested in Marine Biology for as long as I can remember. Even when I was in Kindergarten I knew that I wanted to study the ocean and the creatures that live in it!
Through Northeastern I was able to participate in the Three Seas Program, where I got to study marine life in three very different environments: Nahant, Massachusetts; San Juan Islands, Washington; and Bocas del Toro, Panama. I got to learn about many different disciplines of Marine Biology and got to go scuba diving for almost every class!
Chilling out in Panama!
After Three Seas, I discovered that I was the most passionate about environmental policy. I have always enjoyed communicating to the public about marine biology and I want to be involved in communicating with officials to make the changes that need to be made. I learned a lot about the science aspect of environmental policy but I am really eager to learn how the science influences the policy. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay gives me the opportunity to see the entire process from analyzing data to communicating it to the public and I can’t wait to get started!