2011 Career Discovery Internship Program
Growing up in a suburban town like Rowley, Mass. creates plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. I believe my childhood exploits led to my interest in nature. I am currently studying Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, and am involved in several extra-curricular activities on campus, including, the Meinig Family Cornell National Scholars group, which invites students that embody strong leadership and scholastics, the cross country and track teams, and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. In my spare time (when I can find any), I love to run, read, and hang out with my friends. Having worked for a couple summers with the Youth Conservation Corps at Parker River NWR I saw what working outdoors and working for the conservation of our resources truly meant. I would say that those two summers were what shaped my interest in the environment, and I hope that my time with the SCA will give me as much experience as possible. Getting out in the field and getting my hands dirty is what I crave, and this internship with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the perfect avenue for that. Although I’m not sure what the future holds for me, I know that I need to be outdoors and work intimately with nature, and from what I have experienced, the FWS is one of the best avenues to do just that.
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