Hey there Backpackers!
Hope you are all enjoying your holidays and are taking some time to relax from the busy school year. You deserve it! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the newest member of the Bay Backpack Blogging community. My name is Julie Walker and I will be relieving Sarah as the head caretaker of the Bay Backpack Blog. I can hear you through the computer screen now…“Oh no! But we love Sarah!” Well don’t worry I’m keeping Sarah close by (literally one cubical over) to impart all of her wisdom and insights.
But now, more about me! I am recent graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. I received my degree in Biology, with a focus in Marine and Estuarine ecology. I also received minors in Environmental Studies, and Museum Studies. While at St. Mary’s I got to study abroad in both Australia and Belize, conducted independent research on oysters, and completed internships at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Calvert Marine Museum, and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. My claim to fame in the environmental education world comes from my time at the Calvert Marine Museum, were I developed and administered educational programs to kids and adults, along with my other duties such as cleaning tanks and feeding the river otters!
I started working here at the Chesapeake Bay Program a month ago, and have been adjusting to my new role as the new Environmental Stewardship Staffer. I can’t wait to get to know all you Bay Backpackers out there, and hope you continue to enjoy the blog!