Laxmi Spearing

Where do you live?
Somerville, MA

Where do you attend school?Β 
I currently attend UMASS Boston majoring in Environmental Science (BA). I’m currently finishing up my senior year.

What are your hobbies and/or interests?
Environmental science, running, cooking, traveling, and being myself.

How long have you been involved with Branching Out?
I have previously held positions in Branching Out as a park-based intern. One summer I worked at Adams National Historical Park and a second summer I worked at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites.

Why did you choose to participate in Branching Out?
I missed working outdoors and working with teams. It’s more joyful to be around people and youths.

What is your career and/or educational goals?
I want to work for NPS or EPA, or some kind of non-profit organization that works with the environmental field. I am also interested in pursuing a Master’s in Public Health.

What types of opportunities do you hope Branching Out will provide you with?
I am looking forward to getting to know the new team members, new adventures, gaining new knowledge and developing my leadership skills. Branching Out will provide me with the skills I need to advance my communication and leadership skills. They will provide me with new connections for job opportunities to take the next step since I am finishing up my undergraduate degree this December 2018.