For the second year in a row, BayCoast Bank has contributed $10,000 to the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) to support the organization’s summer internship program.
The WRWA hires students from local colleges to assist with its education and monitoring programs.
BayCoast Bank’s investment allows for the WRWA to bring two interns aboard for the summer: Nina Santos and Caitlyn Riley, both students in the Biology Department at UMass Dartmouth. Ms. Santos has just completed her freshman year and is pursuing a degree in biology. Ms. Riley is a recent graduate of UMass Dartmouth who hopes to earn a graduate degree in ecology.
“The internships offered by the WRWA give students a unique opportunity to forge connections between their academics and the real world,” said BayCoast Bank President and CEO Nicholas Christ.” It’s an invaluable experience that merges hands-on learning with career exploration. We are proud to once again support the WRWA and its educational programs.”
WRWA Executive Director Matt Patrick thanked BayCoast, saying, “It helps us do two things — educate children and provide work experience for two very promising graduates from our local state university who are interested in pursuing careers that will benefit the environment.”