Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Kicking Off 2021 and My Internship at Save the Harbor


I’m Christie (she/her), and I have begun my work as an Environmental Policy Intern for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. I’m a senior at Boston University, majoring in Health Science and minoring in Environmental Analysis and Policy. I’m from Rhode Island and have been taking courses remotely this school year. I’m a competitive figure skater, and I enjoy juggling and taking my dog for walks on the beach in my free time. Last March, I didn’t know I had attended my final in-person class of college, but I'm thankful that Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is able to continue their work while navigating these difficult circumstances. 

I’m passionate about environmental education and environmental health. I have worked as a public outreach representative for the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and a volunteer interpreter for the Cape Cod National Seashore. Through education, preservation, and advocacy, I hope to help Save the Harbor raise the next generation of environmental stewards. I hope to contribute to Save the Harbor’s values of inclusion and diversity by working to increase accessibility to Boston’s regional beaches and uplifting the voices of marginalized groups. 

I’m looking forward to learning more about the process of water quality testing, and understanding the intersection between Save the Harbor’s programs and their policy work. I’m excited to apply my science background to gain invaluable experience in local and regional environmental policy. Save the Harbor is committed to safely connecting the community to Boston Harbor and beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic, and I’m looking forward to being part of this work. 

Here's a video of me juggling shells on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. It's a fun activity with no materials needed! 

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