In 2017, we had UNH senior, Morgan Martel, working with Nature Groupie (formerly called the Stewardship Network: New England) as a summer intern. Morgan had an interesting and diverse schedule for 10 weeks with our research and conservation partners. Here she is to tell you a little about herself. Check out her stories throughout the summer from her internship experiences.
Morgan Martel - Stewardship Network: New England Summer Intern
My name is Morgan Martel and I am the summer intern for the Stewardship Network: New England. This fall, I will be going into my senior year in the Wildlife and Conservation Biology program. This summer, I have the exciting opportunity to work on a very diverse array of projects with various conservation organizations.
I will be working with:
- UNH Cooperative Extension
- US Fish and Wildlife Service (Parker River NWR and Great Bay NWR)
- UNH office of Woodlands and Natural Areas
- Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire
I am from Grafton, MA, but I spent a great deal of my childhood visiting family and vacationing in New Hampshire. In my free time, you can find me hiking up in the White Mountains, paddling around in my kayak, biking the trails around Durham, or just hanging out in my hammock with my dog. My passion for the outdoors and great admiration for nature is what initially inspired my interest in the wildlife field.
Last summer I spent five weeks in New Zealand through UNH’s EcoQuest program, taking courses and gaining field experience, which furthered my interest in the environmental policy and conservation side of things. After I graduate, I’m undecided as to what exactly I would like to do, but the diversity of projects that I will be working on this summer may give me some insight as to what I may specifically be interested in pursuing.
I am very excited for this incredible experience! Throughout the summer, I will be posting updates and photos here about the projects that I’ll be working on, so make sure to look out for them!