Amberly recently joined our staff as part of the fall 2019 Extension of the Delaware River Watershed Fellowship of the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River.
My name is Amberly Choi and I’m excited to be TTF Watershed Partnership’s new Trail Ambassador for Tacony Creek Park. I am a recent graduate of Temple University and a lover of music, art, poetry, nature, and laughter. My bottom line: I want to do everything in my power to help raise awareness of our water, land, and air; as well as empower others to be environmental stewards!
While studying at Temple University and Bucks County Community College, I have made many beautiful memories that continue to shape who I am. One of my favorite experiences is traveling to Ecuador during Temple’s Latin American Studies semester this past year. That trip was the impetus I needed to bend my career path away from psychology and towards environmental conservation. Nature provides us with the most basic building blocks of human life. Where would we be without soil, water, air? Beyond that, nature provides countless positive impacts on human health and well-being. The more I learn about what we must do to help bring our environment back to good health while at the same time – critically – uplifting all communities, the more in love I fall with this work.
I began building my environmental career with the amazing team at Heritage Conservancy in my home county (Bucks County) through their partnership with the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River. I am ecstatic to continue the Alliance’s work with Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership to advocate for the TTF watershed, which stretches from Eastern Montgomery County to lower Northeast Philadelphia.
My goal while working with the TTF team is to gain further hands-on experience and mentorship within the environmental non-profit sector, support community outreach efforts, and get involved with the Philadelphia Water Department’s (PWD) Green City, Clean Waters initiative in the TTF watershed. In the future, I am aim to earn a Master’s degree focused on planning and leadership to be able to contribute solutions for the climate crisis.
When I am not helping to advance environmental causes, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, reading and writing poetry, drawing, hiking, camping, and centering myself through meditation practice.