Meet Maria, PTNY's Arthur V. Savage Intern

Maria has always had a love for New York’s outdoor spaces having grown up in the Capital Region with easy access to many parks, trails and other outdoor recreation spots. This passion for the outdoors has set her on a lifelong mission of taking care of the natural places she loves. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Siena College and is working toward her M.S. in Environmental Education at Antioch University New England.

Maria brings prior experience from her work in outdoor recreation, environmental education and communications to her role as the Arthur V. Savage intern. She has previously held positions at The Wild Center, the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and the Adirondack Mountain Club. In her free time, you can find Maria volunteering as a summit steward on Mt. Monadnock, whipping up some kind of baked good in the kitchen or planning her next backcountry adventure.