Brooke Cherry

Conservation Easement Monitoring Intern

Brooke Cherry holds a spotted salamander and smiles (photo: Brooke Cherry)Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Brooke (she/her) grew up exploring the natural world all around her. She received her BS in Wildlife Conservation & Ecology from the University of Delaware in 2020, during which time she worked as a Land Steward Intern at The Nature Conservancy of Delaware and as both a Forest Health Intern and an Urban Forestry Associate at The Delaware Forest Service. She also studied biological control methods on invasive species such as the brown marmorated stink bug with the USDA Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit (BIIRU).

Brooke devotes much of her free time to volunteering & being involved with Delaware-based organizations such as the Delaware Nature Society & the Delaware Ornithological Society. Right now she is finishing up her MS in Environmental Studies: Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England. She likes to go birding, hiking, herping, camping, kayaking, swimming, and reading, and she especially enjoys exploring new areas.

During her 2023 internship with the Harris Center, Brooke will be monitoring conservation easements with our land protection and stewardship program.