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Welcome our Sustainability Council Interns

Fall 2020 cohort is first group in new program

Interns in the first cohort of the Salem State Sustainability Council have started to work and are gaining real-world experience. These interns support the sustainability office while receiving academic credit through the geography and sustainability department. We are thrilled to welcome:

  • Naomy Garcia ’21 (Healthcare studies and biology)
  • Shoshana Heerter ’21 (GIS/sustainability)
  • Alice Hurst MacDonald ’21 (Peace studies with psychology and sustainability minors)
  • Robyn Lipkowitz ’20 (Geography and sustainability; Spanish)

This is the first year of the formal Sustainability Council Internship program, expanding on a successful pilot during the 2019-20 academic year in which students showed tremendous interest in the program. Priority was given to those applicants who demonstrated passion and interest in sustainability, as well as those who are graduating this academic year.

Collectively, the students will be responsible for bringing student sustainability concerns forward, researching best practices at other schools, reviewing and commenting on campus initiatives, and pushing us to improve our sustainability programs. Each student will also undertake a project on a topic of interest to them.

Anyone with questions about the program is encouraged to contact sustainability coordinator Tara Gallagher at or Geography and Sustainability Department Professor Steve Silvern at Applications for spring Sustainability Council internship positions will be available in November.

Learn more about sustainability at Salem State.

Tara Gallagher
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