Emma and Georgia at work at Zylstra Lake Preserve
Against all odds, we forged ahead with our 2020 summer internship program—and we’re so glad we did! Our two chosen candidates, Emma Jacobs and Georgia Drost, spent the first two weeks of their six-week internship quarantining at the Ellis Preserve on Shaw Island. Fortunately, both of them thrived in the preserve’s splendid isolation, seizing the opportunity to begin the first of several projects that made the weeks seem to fly by.
We selected this year’s interns with the idea that they’d expand our capacity for visual storytelling through video. Georgia came to us as a Film and Television major (minoring in Environmental Studies and Photography) at Columbia College Chicago. Emma drove to the San Juans from Colorado, where she’s majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Film Production at CU Boulder. The two had never met before, but proved to have complementary skills and developed a working rapport that was a joy to see in action.
Thanks, Georgia! Thanks, Emma!
Here’s a showcase of the projects they worked on during their time with us: