2011 Career Discovery Internship Program
Shelby is a sophomore at Harvard University planning on studying Applied Mathematics with a focus in Environmental Economics. At school she is involved in EnviroEd, a volunteer-run environmental education program, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Women’s Rugby Club. As a Visitor Services Intern at the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, she runs field trips and summer nature classes, manages the visitor center, and has the opportunity to learn about the development of interpretive and educational programs. She spends her time off the job reading, running, bird-watching, and playing guitar.
Shelby hails from the north shore of Long Island, New York, and developed an appreciation for the outdoors through sports and dabbling in forestry and ornithology. She is interested in the way in which societies impact and relate to the environment, and hopes that her CDIP internship will provide hands-on experience in conservation and an understanding of new perspectives on environmentalism. She plans on one day working in Latin America on the relationship between economic development and conservation. She knows that whatever her eventual career path, the experiences from this summer will be important in developing her understanding of herself and the world around her.
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