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Meet the 2022 Interns: Alexi Archer

I am thrilled to welcome Alexi to WDC as the newest member of our Marine Animal Rescue and Response team. Alexi, who recently completed her master’s degree in marine science, has ample experience with community outreach, with an emphasis on human-marine mammal interactions – a skill we will rely on as we spread the word about our program along the south shore of Massachusetts.

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Meet Alexi Archer!

Hometown: Nassau, Bahamas

Favorite food: Macaroni & cheese

Song that pumps me up: Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin

Movie I can always rewatch: Harry Potter

First concert: Hoodie Allen and Daya

Tell us the story of what sparked your interest in the environment, conservation, and/or whales and dolphins 

When I was younger, I spent a lot of time in crystal clear Caribbean waters. This allowed me to watch the animals beneath the water. Growing up on islands allowed me to understand the connection between our actions and the health of the ecosystem around us, as wells as our reliance on a harmonious relationship. Over time I began to want a career on the water because it seemed the easiest way to have a job I loved and do something that mattered.  

Why did you want to be an intern with WDC? 

When people would ask me what I would be when I grew up, I always said I would work in a marine mammal sanctuary. My goal was to be the one going out to help save injured marine mammals and help nurse them back to health. Stepping out into my first paid experience post-master’s degree, I saw this internship as an opportunity to explore a career in marine mammal rescue and education with hopes of gaining overall knowledge in what goes into marine mammal rescue and response and future rehabilitation efforts.

What are you most excited to learn/do during your internship? 

I’m most excited about gaining hands on experience and insight into marine mammal rescue and response efforts, particularly helping to develop outreach materials and overall coordination necessary to run the program. This internship will help me gain an insight into the career path of a marine mammal stranding biologist while gaining necessary experience in rescue and response, data collection, program management, and education.  

What is your favorite fact about marine mammals? 

Otters trap air bubbles in their fur to create an insulating layer when diving.  

We are excited to have Alexi on our Marine Animal Rescue & Response team!

To support WDC's paid internships and the Marine Animal Rescue and Response program, please consider making a donation so we can continue to host young professionals like Alexi.

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