By TTF Intern Deja Rawls

I can’t believe my 7 weeks of internship are already over! It’s back to school for me, with only 10 weeks of school left until my graduation from Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School. I can’t say I am ready to hit the books again, but I can say I am excited about graduating and moving on to a new start and higher education at a four-year college.


My time here at TTF has flown by, and I am so thankful for everything this wonderful team has taught and introduced me to over these 7 weeks. I loved coming here. I explored and learned more about creatures that live in the watershed. I identified the feet, feathers, and nests of birds. To strengthen my understanding of pollution for my senior exhibition project, I was introduced to the issue of runoff, and the workings of sump pumps and the stormwater collection system. This knowledge will help me with my project.

I have been lucky enough to explore many different aspects of pollution due to TTF. Now I can honestly say: my internship at TTF Watershed has definitely fulfilled and met the needs of its purpose and I am very thankful for this opportunity. Thank you for all of your help!

About Julie

Julie Slavet is TTF's Executive Director. She has over 20 years of experience in community affairs, program development, and personnel management. Julie earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Smith College and an M.S. in Public Affairs from the University of Massachusetts. Julie has served as an Advisor to the Jenkintown Community Alliance and a Director of the Montgomery County Democratic Women’s Leadership Initiative. Contact Julie at 215.844.8100 or


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