From left to right, first row: Brianna Amingwa, Marcus Rosten. Second row: Melanie Quiñones Santiago, Olivia Walton.
by Trisha Malizia
Each year the North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE) names a list of 30 people under 30 years of age who are change-makers within the field. The recognition “celebrates the unique and passionate leadership of talented young leaders around the world and gives them a professional boost to increase their impact.”
- Brianna Amingwa – Interned at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge 2011; recently took part in the Lunch & Learn Mentoring session on National Public Lands Day during Alumni Engagement Week; currently works with SCA crews etc. at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
- Marcus Rosten – Interned at Tongass National Forest in 2014 and then followed that up with a NPS Academy at Grand Teton and his NPSA service at Grand Canyon and Minute Man National Historical Park in 2015
- Melanie Quiñones Santiago – Interned at El Yunque National Forest in 2017 and 2018
- Olivia Walton – Interned at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in 2017