We are excited to have Grace Fear, a junior at Truman State University, and Emma Reusch, a senior at Washington University, join the Open Space Council as interns this summer!
Grace is a junior Communication major at Truman State University and has minors in English, Justice Systems, and International Studies. She is Vice President of Alpha Kappa Psi – Tau Upsilon Chapter and is also involved in Alpha Gamma Delta, Lambda Pi Eta, and Order of Omega. She is from House Springs, MO, about 45 outside of the city. After she graduates in December, she hopes to work in the communication department of a non-profit organization.
She is most looking forward to promoting OSC’s event Operation Clean Stream and learning more about the nonprofit sector. Grace is interested in conservation and non-profit work and is excited to have an opportunity that combines the best of both worlds within OSC’s internship program!
Emma is a junior at Washington University in St. Louis, double majoring in Psychology and Educational Studies and minoring in Business Strategy. Emma is active on Washington U’s campus as an ambassador for K-12 Connections, a co-owner of the small business, Bear Cuts, as part of the Student Entrepreneurship Program, and as an alumnus of the sophomore honorary, Lock and Chain. She also works part-time at the Weston Career Center on-campus. In the future, Emma hopes to work in nonprofit administration/nonprofit management. A big focus of hers will be to help nonprofits grow so they can effectively help more people. From fundraising to program implementation, she hope to gain experience and knowledge in every area, so that she can be highly effective wherever she ends up within an organization.
At the Open Space Council, she will be working on marketing, fundraising, grant writing, and logistics, allowing her to gain a great deal of insight into the internal workings and needs of nonprofit organizations. She chose to intern at OSC because she wants to help make a better future. “That starts at taking care of the world around us and by educating people so there is more knowledge and opportunity to go around,” she said. “The Open Space Council is doing just that. They focus on engaging people with their environment, working to preserve and keep Missouri’s land and water healthy and thriving, and educating people so they realize that what happens to the world beyond their doorstep, directly affects them in many ways.”