PTNY interns aim high

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Former Arthur Savage Intern Aimee Beaudette at the Dix Range.

The summer brings with it the comings and goings of our top-notch interns. Not surprisingly, PTNY attracts students and recent grads who share our love of all things outdoors. Our most recent crop is no exception.

We said farewell to 2014-2015 Arthur Savage Intern Aimee Beaudette, who graduated this May from RPI with a BS in Environmental Science.  Just before leaving for the next chapter in her life, Aimee achieved elite 46er status – hiking all 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks.

She’s been hiking in the Adirondack’s since she was a kid but started to hone in on the High Peaks after taking a hiking trip with her older brother when she first got to college. Several of her friends (including her boyfriend) have been hiking together from the beginning and the last push for their 46ers status started around a year and a half ago.

Aimee says, “We’ve had a lot of adventures, a lot of fun experiences, a few painful ones and a ton of great memories!”

Summer intern Sarah Wood

Summer intern Sarah Wood

Joining PTNY for a summer internship is Sarah Wood. Sarah just finished her BA in Urban Studies and Planning with a double minor in Mathematics and Economics at the University at Albany. Last summer, she interned with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in the Public Affairs office. Sarah is interested in environmental aspects of planning in terms of sustainable growth for the future, as well as economic factors that play a fundamental role in local development. Additionally, she is an advocate for walkable cities and neighborhoods to help promote healthy communities.

Sarah grew up in the Capital District and loves exploring the great outdoors that New York has to offer. She enjoys spending her time hiking, biking, snowboarding, and traveling to new places.

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