This fall, TTF welcomed seven (WOW!) mostly new interns coming to us from local universities including Arcadia and Temple, as well as Springfield Township High School. Interns help us maximize community outreach, prepare for events, and research important topics. We’re grateful to have so many hard working young people devote their time, energy, and skills to the critical goal of watershed improvement!
Read about our interns:
Alyssa Ard is a student at Springfield Township High School on course to graduate next June. Alyssa has been a stalwart TTF event intern for quite a while now! She has been dually enrolled at Montgomery County Community College since 2012. She’s interested in: civil and environmental engineering, softball, German, politics, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, mathematics and physics.
Alex Hoxsie holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Temple University. Alex is interested in working with TTF because he’s concerned about watershed issues in Pennsylvania (particularly as it relates to stormwater) and is excited by Philadelphia’s green infrastructure solution. He’s also interested in using planning and design to address watershed issues in an ecologically responsible and aesthetically pleasing manner. As a TTF intern, Alex is hoping to learn how best to utilize available resources and public support to implement long term, responsible solutions that simultaneously benefit immediate neighbors, greater Philadelphia, and the ecological health of the region.
Doug Kripke graduated from the University of Michigan‘s College of Engineering with a focus on Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences. As a TTF intern, Doug is interested in exploring the reliance of sustainable urban systems on community cooperation and how cooperation can be successfully achieved with a range of socioeconomic communities combined with preexisting infrastructure challenges. He’s doing great work helping with our Streamkeepers program reporting.
Allison Osterag possesses a Master in Landscape Architecture from Temple University. One of her Landscape Architecture studios focused on Rock Creek, a tributary of the Tookany… she met ED Julie Slavet at a community meeting about the project. She also met us at Tree Tenders trainings at PHS, Delaware River Urban Waters meetings, and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association’s Water Quality Workshop. With all this exposure to TTF, she heard about our projects and wanted to learn more about the organization. As a TTF intern, Allison hopes to better understand how TTF works and get involved with our projects. She love birds and hiking, so she thinks helping with nature walks and developing our birding guide is lots of fun!
Interested in interning with TTF? Visit our Intern page to learn more! TTF is committed to providing a supportive and educational internship experience. Questions? Contact Julie Slavet at /215.744.1853.