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Oregon Sea Grant interns share experiences working in sustainability

In this video produced by Oregon Sea Grant, three interns talk about their participation in the Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience paid internship program in 2020.



  • Angel Contreras Cruz, a doctoral student at Portland State University who worked at Oregon Soap Co.,
  • Alexi Overland, a double major in chemistry and environmental science at the University of Oregon who worked at Defunkify, a cleaning products manufacturer in Eugene, and
  • Connor Nolan, who earned an MBA from the University of Oregon in 2020 and interned at Port Orford Sustainable Seafood.​



Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality coordinate the program, which is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For 10 weeks each summer, undergraduate and graduate students are matched with businesses in Oregon to help them conserve water and energy, keep waste out of landfills and waterways, reduce their carbon footprint and save money. Learn more about the program here.


Video credit: Chris Schmokel

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