Introducing the Summer Interns of 2022
My name is Malian Jennings and I am a senior studying Environmental Conservation and Sustainability at the University of New Hampshire. I am excited to be working with Nature Groupie this summer and participating in various environmental stewardship projects. I will have the opportunity to work with new partners with a shared care for the environment and give back to local communities!
I have a lot of knowledge in the social science of environmental conservation but this opportunity to be hands-on in the field will allow me to look at our multifaceted environmental issues with a collective lens. I am looking forward to this new experience with Nature Groupie partners to further my network and my career in Natural Resources!
My name is Daniel Persico, and I am a Wildlife and Conservation Biology student at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) who will be starting my senior year in the fall. I am looking forward to working with Nature Groupie on projects for a variety of conservation organizations at the local and state level, such as the Town of Durham, Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, and NH Fish and Game!
I grew up in Shelton, Connecticut where I would spend countless hours exploring the woods around my local trails looking for frogs, snakes, birds, insects, and whatever else piqued my interest. My fascination with wildlife and the natural world resulted in me spending my adolescent years hiking, fishing, and doing many other outdoor activities. In high school I decided that I wanted to dedicate my time and energy to something that I enjoyed and cared about deeply, which led me to study wildlife and conservation biology at UNH. In my time at UNH so far, I have learned about important ecosystem processes, wildlife population dynamics, habitat requirements, how to identify various plants and animal species, and many other things that have deepened my understanding of the natural world.
I believe that my experience with Nature Groupie will be a major steppingstone in my journey to start a career in the field of wildlife conservation and natural resources management. I am thrilled to be able to spend my summer working in the outdoors on projects that allow me give back to the land and meet some of the awesome people who work for these organizations!