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.

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!

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

Student Products


Student News


Previous Communicators

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



felipe de la guerra

Felipe De La Guerra

Communications Intern
Spring 2019 – Summer 2020



Mary Jane HughesMary Jane Hughes

Education & Communications Intern
Summer 2019



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