I am excited to join the Greenovate Boston team as their first ever cooperational/educational education (co-op) intern through Northeastern University.
My name is Krishana Abrahim and I live in Somerville, MA, originally from the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, MA. I am currently an Environmental Studies and Political Science major at Northeastern University, with an Associates in Biology from Northern Essex Community College of Haverhill, MA.
Having grown up in Dorchester, I attended Boston Latin School (BLS) and was a member of their after school environmental group, Youth Climate Action Network (YouthCAN). Through BLS YouthCAN I learned of the importance in protecting the environment and what I could do to make a difference in creating awareness about global climate change. I was also a part of Breath of Life Dorchester (BOLD) Teens working on a range of environmental topics, focusing on environmental and social justice through community outreach, education, and advocacy. At BOLD Teens I became passionate about food justice and the promotion of local, sustainable agriculture, and food systems. Following my passion, I began volunteering with Dartmouth's Silverbrook Farm, and became an active member and avid supporter of Boston Farmer’s Markets and the Boston Public Market.
The knowledge and awareness I gained through my experience at BLS YouthCAN and BOLD Teens reaffirmed my need to take bigger actions to ensure I contribute to providing for a greener world and help others do so as well. Continuing what I learned through BLS YouthCAN and BOLD Teens, by way of Northeastern University and Greenovate Boston, I hope to further that community outreach and bring people together to create a safe and healthy future for Boston, and the rest of the world. I am excited to build upon the resiliency of Boston, its communities, activists groups, and my fellow residents in creating a greener and happier city.