This year we are thrilled to welcome two summer staff members to the Lab: Sarah Hope and Daria Healey! They are joining the Education and Engagement team to bring our programming to all kinds of events and communities this summer, as well as supporting our second Teacher Institute. Read more about our new team members below:
I’m Sarah Hope – but you can just call me Hope. The ocean is my happy place and I spend as much time in the great outdoors as humanly possible! I’m also an artist of many mediums, a ceramicist, a writer, a beekeeper, and an ecologist in training. I graduated from Emerson College in 2020 with a BFA in Writing Literature & Publishing, and this Fall I’ll be studying Sustainability Science as a graduate student at UMass Amherst. Protecting our biodiversity, and helping our native species adapt to climate change is how I want to spend my life! I’m grateful to be surrounded by people who share that passion. I’m really excited to spend some time outside and by the water this Summer while helping people of all ages learn about our changing planet as the Climate Education & Programs Intern.
I’m Daria! I’m a recent graduate of Northeastern University, where I received a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy.
My research focused on perceptions of coastal social-ecological system resilience and adaptation strategy, nature-based solutions, and environmental psychology. Prior to Northeastern, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with a minor in Sociology from Boston College, where I completed my honors thesis evaluating human-nonhuman animal interactions at Franklin Park Zoo. I was also a programming fellow for the non-profit organization Boston Harbor Now and an interpreter for the Franklin Park Zoo. This summer, I’m most looking forward to engaging with educators and exploring the Boston coast for the Stone Living Lab’s 2023 Summer Teacher Institute!
You can meet Daria and Hope this summer at one of our many public events. See you on the Harbor!