Shelby Lin is a student at Harvard University studying Applied Mathematics with a focus in Environmental Economics. At school she is involved in EnviroEd, a volunteer-run environmental education program, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Women’s Rugby Club. As a Visitor Services Intern at the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, she ran field trips and summer nature classes, managed the visitor center, and had the opportunity to learn about the development of interpretive and educational programs.
Shelby hails from the north shore of Long Island, New York, and developed an appreciation for the outdoors through sports and dabbling in forestry and ornithology. She is interested in the way in which societies impact and relate to the environment, and hopes that her SCA internship will provide hands-on experience in conservation and an understanding of new perspectives on environmentalism. She plans on one day working in Latin America on the relationship between economic development and conservation. She knows that whatever her eventual career path, the experiences from her summer with SCA and USFWS will be important in developing her understanding of herself and the world around her.