Name: Delaini Disher
Current City/State: Grand Rapids, MI
Hometown: Edwardsburg, MI
Education: Environmental Biology/Communications at Cornerstone University
Trail Represented: North Country National Scenic Trail
Federal Agency/Nonprofit Employer: North Country Trail Association
Internship Title: Next Generation Outreach Intern
Scope of Internship: Facilitate Next Generation Coalition, increase young adult and diverse communities on the trail, and assist Marketing and Communications Coordinator with social media content.
Favorite moment/Biggest achievement of internship: I have recently launched the Next Generation Coalition and am excited to welcome individuals from across the trail to join me in volunteering, advocating for, and hiking on the NCT.
Future career aspirations: I would like to continue working in environmental nonprofit organizations, specifically in sustainable community farming and stewardship programs.
How has the internship prepared you for the future: It has given me firsthand experience in a nonprofit and has allowed me to explore a more administrative role. So far I have been able to network with others who share interests with me but have different talents and experience, ultimately teaching me new skills and ways to work alongside others.