We’re helping train the next generation of science communicators.

At TESI, student Environmental Communicators are valued team members making important contributions to our mission.

TESI Environmental Communicators develop social media content, write newsletter articles, create videos and more, all focused on communicating Earth systems issues to Floridians, and beyond. During their time with us, students hone their science communication skills and broaden their knowledge about key environmental issues in Florida and across the globe.

Specifically, our Environmental Communicators serve as a critical arm of the TESI Digital Outreach team, searching and creating content for TESI’s Instagram campaign, Know Your Florida and producing content for the TESI website and monthly environmental newsletter, Earth to Florida. Environmental Communicators also assist with planning and developing targeted digital awareness campaigns, such as our recent Insect Effect campaign.

In addition to their content production roles, Environmental Coordinators also help coordinate the UF TESI Environmental Leaders Network, a campus hub for connecting students to environmental research, education & outreach, and civic engagement opportunities and resources.

Communicators go on to the next stage in their career with a science communication portfolio of educational blog posts, feature stories, social media posts, graphics and more. This is a truly hands-on experience!

TESI also partners with Florida Museum of Natural History interns to translate select Know Your Florida social media posts into Spanish. These interns are University of Florida students pursuing studies in Spanish, and they are mentored in the translation process by Florida Museum youth outreach coordinator Alberto Lopez Torres. Learn more about the Know Your Florida: Social Media Translation Project.

Click on the student profiles below to learn more about them and view some of their work.

If you’re a student interested in joining our team, keep an eye on our Job Opportunities page for upcoming internship openings.

Current Communicators

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Previous Communicators

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Riley Gonzalez

Environmental Communicator
Summer 2021-Summer 2022

 

 

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Kassidy Robinson

Environmental Communicator
Spring 2022-Summer 2022

 

 

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Jessie Moses

Environmental Communicator
Spring 2022-Summer 2022

 

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Coleen Sailsman

Environmental Leaders Network Intern
Summer 2022

 

boodoo headshotSarisha Boodoo

Environmental Leaders Network Intern
Summer 2022

 

 

Jocelyn Kreider

Jocelyn Kreider

Environmental Communicator
Spring 2022

 

Ellen BausbackEllen Bausback

Environmental Communicator
Spring 2020-Spring 2022

 

 

Mindjina Couragemindjina courage TESI communications intern

Environmental Communicator
Fall 2020-Spring 2022

 

 

Ayla Babanikosayla babanikos

Environmental Communicator
Summer 2021

 

 

Brittney Miller

Brittney Miller

Reporting & Communications Intern
Spring 2020 – Summer 2021

 

lianne darcyLianne D’Arcy

Education & Communications Intern
Spring 2020 – Spring 2021

 

 

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Felipe De La Guerra

Communications Intern
Spring 2019 – Summer 2020

 

 

Mary Jane HughesMary Jane Hughes

Education & Communications Intern
Summer 2019

 

 

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