At Save Our Shores, we are fortunate to work with many unique and amazing individuals that choose to complete internships with our organization. Interns support our every day work in a multitude of ways. In addition, many of them complete independent projects based on their interests. Our interns are a truly invaluable resource to our organization, and we are inspired by their creativity and dedication to protecting the marine environment!
I am an ocean enthusiast and committed to protecting it. My love for the ocean came from growing up in Hawaii where my parents plopped me in the water before I could walk. I became fascinated by the underwater world; following fish for hours and hoping, if I stayed in long enough, that I would become one myself. This early passion for the ocean led to the discovery of sports such as surfing and open water swimming, two activities that I actively pursue today. Unfortunately, the colorful, fish filled oceans I grew up in are no longer the same. Our oceans are degrading at a rapid rate and we must act fast to mitigate the destruction.
I thoroughly enjoy my time as an intern at Save Our Shores working on projects such as beach cleanups, ROV adventures, blog writing, and data input and analysis. Save Our Shores is a dedicated community of passionate people whose goal is to protect and preserve the coastline for us all to enjoy, and I’m thankful to be a part of it!
Julia grew up in a town famous for its lemon festival in Upland, California. She studied environmental economics at UCSC, and now lives in Long Beach, Ca as a customer service representative for IMCD.
Julia a completed a 9 month internship SOS. Her responsibilities began with data organization and consolidation. This helped the team see where we could be more efficient on materials and locations. Additionally, she monitored inventory, entered data, assisted educational field trips and lead beach clean ups.
Lastly, Julia was instrumental in jump starting the ROV Project. She would lead dives with the underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle and take videos searching for marine debris. She wrote blog posts for National Geographic’s Open Explorer Expeditions describing the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of each ROV dive. Thank you Save Our Shores for the amazing experience!