New Interns joining MyRWA team

Pictured from left to right: Lindsay, Miranda, Rebeca, Kevin

Pictured from left to right: Lindsay, Miranda, Rebeca, Kevin

Rebeca Becdach

My name is Rebeca and I am one of the water quality and invasive species removal interns for Mystic River Watershed Association. I am a rising junior at Tufts University, majoring in Applied Environmental Studies and minoring in both Cognitive & Brain Sciences and Computer Science. On campus I am a member of environmentally focused groups such as Students for Environmental Awareness and Tufts Climate Action. Additionally, this past year I served as the undergraduate representative on the Tufts Council for the Sustainability of Campus Operations.  I’m excited to be working on projects throughout the watershed and have a greater understanding of how advocacy groups like the Mystic River Watershed Association make a positive impact on the surrounding community!

Miranda Briseño

My name is Miranda and I just finished my first year in the Master of Arts program with the Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning Department at Tufts University. I am coming to MyRWA as a Fellow for the summer through the University of Michigan's highly competitive Environmental Fellows Program. The program focuses on increasing the diversity of those working in the environmental field, and my position is generously sponsored by the Barr Foundation. After obtaining my bachelor's degrees from George Mason University in Government and Sociology, I became interested in how governmental processes and policy-making in urban areas could become more participatory, accessible and equitable for the most vulnerable populations. Throughout my coursework at Tufts, I have also become specifically interested in how these processes affect food systems and the ability of individuals to choose their food with dignity. In my hometown of Los Angeles, there are opportunities for partnership in making urban food systems equitable, just and resilient in the face of extreme weather events that have occurred as a result of climate change. In my free time, I enjoy playing ultimate frisbee and just finished my final year of college ultimate with the women's team at Tufts, the Elephant Women (EWO).

Kevin Eggert

Hello, my name is Kevin Eggert and I am one of the Climate Resilience fellows this summer. I am currently a graduate student at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management studying Conflict Resolution and Coexistence as well as Sustainable International Development. As an undergraduate student, I studied Environmental Analysis as well as Spanish at Pitzer College and was a Robert Redford Conservancy Fellow. The work I will be doing at MyRWA will help me combine the work I have done in both of my degree programs. I am looking forward to learning more about how climate change affects vulnerable populations. I am thrilled to be working with the Mystic River Watershed Association this summer! 

Lindsay Naber

Hi! My name is Lindsay Naber and I’m excited to have the opportunity to be MyRWA’s Water Quality Intern this summer. I am a rising Junior at Tufts University, and I study Environmental Engineering. I am a member of the Tufts varsity rowing team and am active in on campus divestment initiatives. I’m looking forward to learning more about the many ways MyRWA takes steps to make the Mystic River an important resource for the community and I can't wait for a great summer!