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Kelley McDonnell

Garlic Mustard Challenge Intern, 2017

I am from Bloomfield, New Jersey which is a densely populated town and very close to a major city. Even though I grew up in a city-like area my love for the environment and sustainable solutions has always been strong and that is what drove me to go to the University of New Hampshire and study in the Natural Resources department. I am a second semester senior studying environmental conservation and sustainability with a minor in geospatial analysis and I couldn’t be happier. I have a background in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and remote sensing that I have learned from previous classes as well as working in the BASAL (Basic Applied Spatial Analysis Lab) with one of my professors and his team. Along with computer skills, I have a background in community outreach by working with the non-profit organization Clean Water Action where I was a community organizer and had the privilege to speak with the public directly and motivate them and share my love for the environment.

I thrive in teaching others how and why the environment is important which I feel will help me greatly with my role here at UNH Cooperative Extension. I am very excited to be working as the 2017 Garlic Mustard Challenge Coordinator and to see what it has in store for me!

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