Derek is an Environmental Science major at the University of Vermont, where he is the Outing Club leader, WILD (wilderness instruction leadership development) Coordinator, and Saxophone player for the band Adventure Dog.
“I chose to intern here because I am very passionate about the outdoors and would like to see more land in New Jersey preserved. I grew up in Sparta and have always enjoyed that there was great mixture of open space and developed land as well as recreational access to the outdoors,” said Derek.
Since interning with The Land Conservancy, Derek has worked at our South Branch Preserve and have been a part of other Preserve property inspections. He has also assisted with mapping the Livingston Trails.
Derek is looking forward to completing his degree at UVM and enjoying his last year in Burlington.