The American Littoral Society is thrilled to welcome a trio of interns to the staff for the summer. Let us introduce you to Emily Zembricki, who will be working with the Fish Tagging program; Julissa Reyes, who will work with the Education Program; and Anna Nowell, our Development intern.
Fish Tagging Intern
Emily is entering her senior year at Stockton University, pursuing a dual Bachelor of Science degree in marine science and sustainability with concentrations in marine biology and policy, respectively, as well as a minor in behavioral neuroscience.
She has great educational outreach and restoration experience from her work since 2018 as part of the Littoral Society’s “Shuck it, Don’t Chuck it!” shell recycling initiative and Habitat Restoration Program.
She lives in Hazlet and enjoys coloring and restoring vintage toys in her free time.
She says: “As a resident of Hazlet, I have lived by the shore my whole life. While my parents pushed me to be a doctor or vet, I always had my heart set on working in the marine science field. I am fascinated by all things relating to the ocean and I want to protect it so I can share my passion for marine critters with future generations to come.”
For Julissa, growing up in Long Branch has always been a special collection of breezy days by the shore and summer nights spent with friends and family. The abundance of marine life always fascinated her, and it is no wonder that she chose to further explore the study of life through Biology.
Julissa graduated from The College of New Jersey this past May with her bachelor’s in biology, where she grew her thinking skills as a scientist and her love for all things ocean related.
Julissa is eager to spread her excitement for learning through the Littoral Society’s Education Program to children, adults, and nature lovers alike.
In her free time, Julissa loves to train Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing, as well as visit her local library and find her next great read!
Anna is a Rumson, NJ native and will be supporting the overall fundraising efforts of the American Littoral Society. She will be helping reach out to local businesses, coordinate campaigns, research foundations and corporations, and share our mission with the community.
Here's what she shared with us:
"Living in Rumson, New Jersey my whole life, I have developed a unique appreciation for the beach and all the creatures that inhabit the land and waters, and protecting marine life on the coast has always been important to me. Hence, I am thrilled to be working as a Development Intern this summer.
I am currently entering my junior year at the University of Richmond and pursuing my BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Sociology. My fundraising experience, active participation in my community, and organizational and communication skills will be of great benefit to me in this position.
Because the shore has given me so much to be thankful for, I am honored to be working towards protecting the shore, in hopes that future generations will be able to enjoy all the natural beauties of the coast as I have been able to. I am eager to learn more about non-profit fundraising, and professional development and communication, while working for a mission that I am passionate about.
In my free time I enjoy going to the beach and looking for sea glass, walking with my parents, reading a war or romance book, listening to music with my friends, making jewelry, and painting! Hopefully my love for the shore and my creativity will shine through!"