This month and over the next few months we will be highlighting some conversations and interviews with new staff and interns. Stay tuned for further updates as we continue to introduce new and old faces alike.
Please meet our new intern, Jayabharathi Padmanabhan (Jaybee). She joins us this fall semester through the “Occupational Work Experience in Environmental Management” course at Merritt College. Please say hi to her if you see her at some of our events this year!
What watershed do you live in and what do you like about it?
I live at the confluence of the schoolhouse creek and strawberry creek watersheds. While the schoolhouse creek is not visually or physically accessible, strawberry creek park presents an interesting case for co-existence of nature and human activities.
What was the path that brought you to TWP?
I am doing this internship as part of a course requirement for the Conservation and resource management program at Merritt college. As an architect I believe that one must respect and value landscape as an integral part of the context rather than making it an after-thought.
What brings you joy and why?
Nothing brings me more joy than teaching and learning as they are simple acts of reciprocity. This is one of the reasons I like spending time amidst nature, sometimes (not always)with my daughter. Of all the natural beauty that California has to offer, The redwoods at Avenue of Giants and the Big-Sur coast are closest to my heart. Apart from this, I love reading, photography and learning classical Indian music.