Meet Ellie Mallon, serving with the Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps program. She serves with Baykeeper Patrol.
What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because of the opportunity to make a difference in my local community while working on issues that I'm passionate about.
What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain more professional experience before attending grad school. I would also like to be more involved in the effort to educate the public about common environmental issues and I want to inform them that they can be a positive force in helping to preserve our environment.
What will your service focus on for the 2018-2019 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on dealing with environmental issues including stormwater, sewer, and industrial pollution. My service will also focus on gaining an understanding of state and federal regulations while acquiring skills in field sampling techniques.
What are your plans after AmeriCorps? After AmeriCorps, I hope to attend graduate school to study Environmental Science or Ecology so I can continue to work in the environmental field.
Thank you for your service Ellie!