(Left to Right) Bryce Lacombe,Taylor Czybora, and Grace Berthiaume

The NSRWA is excited to have 3 interns this summer, Bryce Lacombe,Taylor Czybora, and Grace Berthiaume. Here’s an introduction from each of them:

“Hello my name is Bryce Lacombe. I am from Whitman, right here on the South Shore. I recently graduated from the University of New Hampshire with an environmental and resource economics degree and a dual major in sustainability. While at UNH I participated in studies that pertained to our waste stream and cleaning up campus. I have always been passionate about cleaning up our environment, and making sure we preserve our habitats for future generations. To get some experience in the field I joined the NSRWA as their water quality intern. I have already learned many lessons that I know I’ll be able to use later in life. I’m happy I get to participate in the field I love with these amazing people!”

“My name is Taylor Czybora. I was born down on the South Shore and later moved to northern Massachusetts. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a B.S. in Environmental Science on the Marine Track in June 2022. While at UMASS I was working on an ongoing microplastic study looking at plastics in Grey Seal scat! I love anything ocean related and have always had a passion to help mitigate the effects humans have had on the marine environment. I like to spend my time doing everything and anything outside with family and friends. I would also consider myself a bit of a food connoisseur as well. NSRWA is a passionate group of individuals that care about the health of our rivers and that’s what really pulled me to join their team!”

“My name is Grace Berthiaume and I am from Portland, Connecticut. I am a rising senior at the University of Connecticut studying Environmental Science and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a Marine Biology minor. I have always been passionate about marine and aquatic wildlife and hope to work in the future conserving these ecosystems. I am super excited to be a part of the NSRWA this summer to gain more experience and learn about all the research, monitoring, and event work that goes on to protect the watershed. I am looking forward to meeting everyone involved with the NSRWA and being a Massachusetts resident for the summer!”

We look forward to all the skills they can bring to the NSRWA team this summer!