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Sara Rodrigues

Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook Unit

September 2023

Sara is from Houston, Texas and received a Bachelor of Animal Science from Texas A&M University. As she became more and more interested in environmental science through many volunteering opportunities, she then went on to receive a certificate in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology from Columbia University. While at Columbia, she began volunteering for New York City plover project which strengthened her desire to work within coastal communities. Sara recently completed an internship with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife where she worked on one of the remote islands of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, living and working within the largest colony of Common Terns in North America (~40,000 birds!).

Sara currently serves as the Community Volunteer Ambassador at Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook Unit. In this position, she hopes to continue sharing information and spreading her knowledge of the remarkable shorebirds that come to Sandy Hook, as well as encourage beach goers to share the shore. In her spare time, Sara loves to travel, swim, and take part in a multitude of artistic hobbies.

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