Ryan Rotigliano

KSC Conservation Intern

Ryan Rotigliano smiles under a bug net (photo: Ryan Rotigliano)

Ryan (he/him) is a rising junior at Keene State College, pursuing a BS in Environmental Studies, with minors in Astronomy and Sustainability. He is also a part of the WKNH student-run radio station at KSC, with two radio shows per week.

Ryan is from Bellingham, Massachusetts, and loves to spend time in the woods of Bellingham and nearby towns. This internship experience stood out to him because he loves helping, observing, and taking care of the natural world. The Harris Center gives Ryan the opportunity to do all three while also learning constantly.

After college, Ryan hopes to take his knowledge and experiences from the Harris Center and KSC out of New England to better help different ecosystems. Ryan has a passion for the Pacific Northwest and hopes to end up there doing forest conservation work.

He is one of four KSC students who were hired in 2023 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 work as part of our summer conservation internship partnership with KSC.