My name is Christiane Lee, and I am the new intern at the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, you can find me writing letters, emails, and blog posts at our office in Delmar. Let me take this time to tell you a little bit about myself and how I became the intern at your local land trust.
I am a junior English major and writing minor at the College of Saint Rose. I am both the intern at the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy in Delmar, NY, and an office clerk at the Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary in Albany, NY. Although I live in Albany for my schooling, I am not actually from the area. I was born and raised in Tolland County, Connecticut, with my two younger sisters and older brother. When I’m not at school or my jobs, I enjoy reading, writing, playing the piano and ukulele, hiking, and painting.
A typical day at my internship consists of a lot of writing and reading. Over the course of the day, I work on numerous projects, like drafting and editing blog posts, social media posts, and press releases about our upcoming events. I put my English major skills to work and carefully proofread our newsletters and flyers. I have recently been addressing and mailing out hundreds of our Nature Passports, and have also been working on the early stages of some new and exciting projects which MHLC will be releasing later in 2017.
I applied for this internship at the Conservancy back in December. I believe conserving land, air, water, and other natural resources is crucial for our development as part of the global community. Without the Earth, we have no home. I, too, spend a lot of time on our nature trails, and recognize the inner peace fresh air, singing birds, and tall trees gives us. I want to make sure that future generations have places where they can play and learn about the Earth and its other inhabitants. As an environmental advocate, I wanted to work with a team that holds similar values, and found the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. With this organization, I am able to express my fervor and passion for environmental conservation, and help the MHLC give back to the public by providing clean and safe spaces to explore and reconnect with nature. I greatly appreciate all of the knowledge and guidance my mentors here have given me.
I hope to meet some of you, our supporters, in my time working at the Conservancy, and want to thank you for letting me work at your local land trust!