1st Person

Why I Chose to Work at RiverKeeper

Growing up in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, my summers were spent swimming in the freshwater, glacially formed lakes, and climbing gorges waterfalls feeding these waterbodies. My earliest memories are chasing

Staying Grounded: A Visit to Recess

“Hi, my name is Tristan. I’m going to be one of your Junior Coaches today.” When I spent a day on the recess yard at the Trotter Innovation K-8 School the other day, all

Putting Your Degree to Work in the Nonprofit Sector

Long before entering college, I began developing my interest in the environment through my first passion: Books. I consumed books on all sorts of environmental issues,  from factory farms  to mountaintop removal, shaping

Helping Creative Minds Flourish

Last Spring I worked with a group of twelfth grade students on a project aimed at exploring the environmental impacts and opportunities of an upcoming park space coming to the neighborhood around their