A Growing Love for Boston
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011
Loren Marshall ’13 is spending the summer as an intern for the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston, Mass.
Marshall, an architectural studies and urban studies double major, currently serves as the Conservancy’s Park Operations Intern, where she works on park operations, horticultural elements, and design. The Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that works with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the city of Boston to bring events, activities, art, and music to the city’s green spaces. The project extends through the heart of Boston, hitting cultural centers – such as Chinatown and the North End, the Financial District, the waterfront and main tourist attractions like Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall and the New England Aquarium. Through the Conservancy’s hard work, the parks are well-kept, managed and utilized.
Marshall also organizes materials, creates spreadsheets and reviews CAD drawings for the Conservancy. In addition, she researches sustainable alternatives for operation and machinery, helps to plant and maintain parks, and gives tours to middle school and elementary school students.
When not in her office working on projects and organizing events, Marshall participates in meetings – working directly for the Director of Park Operations. Marshall was able to work on the Greenway for the Race Amity Day, helping with the day’s activities. The mayor of Boston and Vice President Biden were in attendance.
“It has been an incredible experience so far, and with this internship, I can really combine my architectural studies and urban studies education from HWS. Everyone I've met has been extraordinarily helpful in guiding me in the right direction,” says Marshall.
On campus, Marshall is on the board of Architecture Society and Koshare, serves as a junior student trustee, and plays intramural soccer. She has also worked with the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center’s Pride in Our Pocket Parks Campaign.