Thierry Beaud, managing partner of PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar in Palm Beach, welcomed donors and supporters from the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation with a “Summer Solstice” reception to introduce the nonprofit’s summer interns.
The reception held June 19 also honored Minx Boren, a longtime mentor to the summer intern program. Boren, a master certified life coach, was presented the Star Mentor Award for her commitment and dedication to the program for the last 12 years. She coaches the young college interns to improve their presentation and networking skills.
The 11-week summer intern program invites qualified college undergraduates and new graduate students to learn all aspects of the Everglades ecosystem and its restoration. The full-time internship, which pays a stipend, involves rigorous field work in the Everglades. Interns have the opportunity to learn about the ecosystem through field experiences and contributing to research that impacts Everglades restoration.
This year’s intern program scholars are Jacquelyn Delp of Vero Beach, Lacey Hancotte of Loxahatchee and Jing (Lexie) Liu from Taiyuan, China, who all attend the University of Florida; Trinity Livingston from St. Cloud, who attends Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Raiana Rocha Oliveira from Brasilia, Brazil, who attends the Florida Institute of Technology/University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
At the event, Board Member Bonnie Lazar announced that the Batchelor Foundation has offered a $200,000 challenge grant to the organization for the second time.
For more info., call (561) 233-9004 or visit www.artmarshall.org.
ABOVE: Summer interns Jing (Lexie) Liu; Raiana Rocha Oliveira, Program Director Mary Crider, Lacey Hancotte, Jacquelyn Delp and Trinity Livingston.