Meet Our 2023 Interns

“Hi everyone! My name is Molly Frattasio and I am from Norwell, MA. I am a rising senior at Bucknell University with a double major in biology and spanish. I plan on continuing my education to pursue wildlife conservation and environmental justice. Working with the NSRWA has been an absolute dream so far, as I grew up on the North River with a first-hand view of the issues we have been working on to help support our beautiful ecosystem. I am beyond excited to be studying the local habitat ecology, restoration, and invasive species management, and am looking forward to furthering my knowledge on how a small nonprofit works!” “Every individual matters”- Jane Goodall!”

“Hello! My name is Isaac Mann and I just graduated college with a BS in Environmental Biology. I hope to one day pursue a master’s degree in ecological restoration, but only after a few years of gaining valuable field experience, like interning here at the NSRWA! I grew up in Weymouth, exploring the waters and nature of the South Shore, which is why I’m so excited to be working to protect and restore them this summer. My main project will be the NSRWA’s annual eelgrass survey, so if you own a boat and are willing to help us by taking some citizen scientists out for a day, send me an email at or fill out our survey on our website!”

“Hello! My name is Patrick Scott and I’m the water quality and monitoring intern at the NSRWA. I’m from Hanover, Massachusetts and next semester I will be a junior at the University of Rhode Island, majoring in environmental science and management as well as French. Furthermore, I am the vice president of URI’s own birdwatching club! I’m incredibly excited to be given the opportunity to work at the NSRWA and am looking forward to all of the learning opportunities. I love swimming and working with water, as well as birding, so I’m looking forward to getting outside and seeing what I can accomplish for the environment!”

Introducing Our New Staff Member

“Hi everyone! My name is Beth Howard, and I’m excited to be joining the NSRWA team in the role of Fish Habitat and GIS Technician. Some of you may already know me from my volunteer work with the NSRWA, especially if you’ve ever done a nighttime horseshoe crab survey! In addition to years of experience volunteering in the watershed, I’ve got a MS in Conservation Biology and a solid background in field science and research that informs conservation efforts. I am excited to be transitioning into a staff role within the organization, where I can make even more of an impact in the watershed. “