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Meet Erin! 10 Questions with WYG's 2017 Green Ambassador Crew Leader

Washington Youth Garden

By: Caroline Fitzgerald

Get to know a little bit about one of our amazing Green Ambassador Crew Leaders, Erin! As a past participant of the program, she is a seasoned alum who helped lead our incoming interns this summer.  

  1. How old are you? Where do you go to school?
    • I’m 19 years old, I went to Yorktown High School in Arlington VA and I now go to William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
  2. How long have you been involved with Washington Youth Garden?
    • 2 years
  3. How has the Green Ambassadors program influenced your everyday life?
    • It causes me to think about gardening more often and causes her to appreciate gardening.
  4. What is one important thing that working here has taught you?
    •  Communication and organization are key. Without these two things work doesn’t get done. 
  5. What is your favorite thing about this program?
    • The people and the environment. Green Ambassadors used to have something called teach it where the ambassadors would split into build it/ teach it groups.
  6. Is there anything that you think could be changed about this program?
    • No
  7. What have you learned here that you think will benefit you in the future?
    • I gained people skills which helped me with things like public speaking and day to day communication
  8. Do you have a favorite memory from your time spent in this program?
    • I once did a small art project which I enjoyed very much. The art project included painting blocks. I also really liked helping with the children’s playground.
  9. Do you have a favorite part of the youth garden, or a favorite area that you like to work in?
    • I love working in the sensory garden
  10. Do you want to continue working in gardens/with nature and the environment after you leave this program?
    •  Maybe not in a garden but definitely the environmental field. There are so many paths to take and so many programs to be a part of. I might  an environmental policy minor at William and Mary.