Student Spotlight

Vickie Gillette, Student Extern

Vickie Gillette

Vickie Gillette
Class of 2011
Student Extern at Orange County Coastkeeper

Question 2

How is/was your externship experience?

I started my volunteer externship at Orange County Coastkeeper in January of 2010 and have continued to work their throughout the 2010 summer. This opportunity has been a really great experience for me. Working firsthand at a non-profit, public interest organization illustrates the hard work and determination it really takes in order to protect our local waters. I really appreciate the fact that this experience is more than just about the “law.” Working at Coastkeeper has shown me that by raising awareness through education, many people do change their behavior in order to protect the environment.