Summer Interns Invade TTF!

Julie Slavet
Jun 3, 2014

This summer, TTF welcomes five new interns coming to us from ArcadiaBucknell University, and Temple universities, as well as Springfield Township High School. We’re also so pleased that veteran interns Amanda Bustamante and Emily Pronchick will continue to help us staff events, along with David Boginsky, another new summer intern.

Interns will 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 below:

Alyssa Ard is a student at Springfield Township High School on course to graduate next June. 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.

FOHSP Arts in the Park
Alyssa (middle) volunteering at Saturday’s Arts in the Park event!

Adam Danon Finestone is currently studying for a Masters in International Peace & Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University. Adam is joining TTF this summer to prepare for his upcoming time working on water issues with the Arava Institute in Israel!

Adam received his BA in Political Science in May of 2011 from Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu where he graduated cum laude. While pursuing his undergrad degree he spent senior year of college studying abroad as an exchange student at KOC University (Istanbul, Turkey) and University of Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia). Adam served as Reporter/Editor/Photographer for the Fort Street Pulse, Honolulu, Hawaii (Fall 2007). In 2012, he worked as an intern on Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz’s Re-Election Campaign.

Leah Garden currently attends Bucknell University, where she serves as a residential advisor. Leah is majoring in Management for Sustainability with a minor concentration in writing. Last summer she interned for Representative Madeline Dean. In 2011, she went on a service trip to China. Leah is a long time volunteer for Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County.

Linda Malinowski is a senior at Temple University School of Environmental Design, from which she will graduate with a BA in Community and Regional Planning in August of 2014. Her pursuit of environmental stewardship dates back to July 2005 when she attended Lacawac Sanctuary Environmental Conservation Camp, Lake Ariel, PA. She works part time for both NAM Planning and Design and as a customer service associate at Wawa near her home in Northeast Philadelphia. Her volunteer work has included assisting people with special needs in therapeutic horseback riding, facilitating park clean ups and other community services.

David Boginsky is a graduate student at Temple University studying Environmental Engineering.

Interested in interning with TTF this fall? We accept graduate, college or exceptional high school students with:

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in our mission to improve the health of our urban watershed.
  • Minimum commitment of 2 days per week.

TTF is committed to providing a supportive and educational internship experience. Questions? Contact Julie Slavet at 215.744.1853/


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