Welcome Back, Grace Sammarco!

Grace Sammarco interned with the Wolf River Conservancy during the summer of 2017.  She has recently returned as a new Development Intern, helping organize the Greenway Soirée in addition to other tasks.  Grace is now a student at Rhodes College where she is especially interested in international business and environmental science.  In 2017, we asked Grace to write a few paragraphs about herself for our newsletter.  You can read her article below:

Throughout my life I always fostered a love for astronomy. As I entered high school that love snowballed into a hobby, and a hobby into a large part of me and my life. But with an astronomically aware mind, something interesting happens. Your entire perspective changes. You realize that home is just a pale blue dot, unmatched in likeness in all of the known universe. You carry that knowledge with you every day. It didn’t take long for this awareness to provoke a push in me to pursue environmental science and conservation. I know that my love for this world is something innate, and an innate love for something is a passion. Coming up on my senior year of high school I knew it was time to take a job working with people who shared my passion. That led me to the Wolf River Conservancy, a place where the phrase “think global act local” takes on a whole new meaning.

Although it has been said before, everyone at the Wolf River Conservancy truly has a passion for caring for the Wolf River and is optimistic about its future. Something that I’ve learned here is that this attitude is contagious, therefore when you get enough enthusiastic people to act local, more and more people will follow until acting local becomes thinking (and acting) global. That is just how it goes, especially at the Wolf River Conservancy.

Being an intern at the Conservancy has given me a deeper appreciation for a countless many things, but most of all my appreciation for the passionate people here who think global and act local has grown greatly. I am thankful to have begun my role as one of these people at such a truly incredible place.


Posted by Cathy Justis at 8:18 PM