Hi everyone! My name is María Isabel Rodríguez Ortega. I am a Senior Harbor Educator and Environmental Policy Assistant here at Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay. Prior to joining the youth summer program staff, I worked here as part time staff throughout the year. Being able to experience two different parts of the organization has been so fulfilling and fun! As a Senior Harbor Educator I get to go to Spectacle and George's Island! Although I just learned how to fish this summer,my favorite part is teaching kids how to fish.
This summer has been filled with amazing experiences, laughs, new connections, and personal growth. But the most important thing is... I caught my first fish ever! The serotonin I got from this has lasted all summer! I can't wait to continue to gain new skills through this position.
The past four weeks have been great with my team. We created a team bond and saw each other grow in many ways. Although I will miss them, I am excited to work with a new group and help them achieve their goals.