Michael is in his senior year at Keene State College, where he is pursing a BS in Environmental Studies & Sustainability. He grew up in Westwood, Massachusetts, a suburb close to Boston, where he always yearned for a wilder landscape. He has always had a passion for frogs and other amphibians, which led him to volunteer with the Harris Center’s Salamander Crossing Brigades. In addition to helping frogs cross the road on rainy spring nights, Michael also has his own pet African Bullfrog.
After college, Michael plans to look for more work involving amphibians, exploring where he can get himself with a bachelor’s degree, and perhaps graduate school in the future — all while being fascinated by all the critters in the forest!
He is one of four KSC students who were hired in 2021 to conduct ecological research, assist with stewardship and environmental education activities, and gain specialized training and firsthand experience with many facets of the Harris Center’s diverse conservation and education work as part of our summer conservation internship partnership with KSC. In the spring of 2022, he returned to assist with our Salamander Crossing Brigade program as an independent study.