My name is Eliza McNulty and I am a rising sophomore at Bates College. I am currently undeclared, but I am interested in pursuing environmental studies. I am from Cambridge, Massachusetts and I have grown up visiting Cape Cod and the many public beaches in Massachusetts.
I took a gap year after high school where I found a new appreciation for nature and our delicate environment. I spent three months hiking in New Mexico, exploring the caves of Arizona and canoeing down the Rio Grande in Texas. This experience showed me how important it is to protect the environment and the Earth’s natural resources, and a big part of protecting our environment is done through educational programs and resources that can be accessed by the public.
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay mission of restoring and protecting the harbor, but also sharing it with community members caught my interest. Community involvement and educational access are important to Save the Harbor and to me. I am excited to be able to work with an organization that protects the many ecosystems of the Boston Harbor and the region’s public beaches, and continues to share them with the public. I am hoping to learn more about the day to day business of running a non-profit, while also seeing through longer term projects. I am excited to get more hands on experience at an organization that has done so much for marine life, water quality and communities so close to home.