In May, HRWC welcomed Heather Hammond to the team. Heather is assisting the organization with general accounting, office, and administrative tasks. She jumped right in to help coordinate our relocation, complete the organization’s year-end financial statements, organize board meetings, and meet essential needs to keep the organization running smoothly. Heather brings 10 years of experience in law firm financial management. She has a BA in English and International Studies from Kalamazoo College, and a master’s in professional studies for Law Firm Administration from George Washington University.
In October, HRWC welcomed Melina Pakey-Rodriguez to the team. Melina is with us on a two-year fellowship with generous support from the DTE Foundation, which aims to launch promising recent graduates into fruitful careers in natural resource management and the environment. She contributes to HRWC’s community engagement program, watershed mapping, and other projects. She has a BS in Environment & Sustainability from Cornell University with a concentration on environmental justice and natural resource management. Melina is new to Ann Arbor but is quickly acclimating. You may be able to see her perform with the Dexter Community Orchestra—she’s a viola player!
This blog post is also published in the Huron River Report, Spring 2023.