My name is Vanessa Ehrenpreis, I’ll be NeG’s communications intern for this summer. I’m a Harrisonburg native, who is of course pumped about the prospect of a bike and pedestrian path in the community. I just finished my first year at UVA, and am hoping to major in Environmental Science or Environmental Thought & Practice. At UVA I’m a member of the Student Council Environmental Sustainability Committee, Alternative Spring Break (hence the picture of me at the Grand Canyon), Resident Staff, and the Echols Scholar Program. I have a great range of interest within environmentalism (urban and environmental planning, community engagement, sustainable transportation, the list goes on and on, really.) and NeG is the perfect way to explore all of them!
Having followed the Greenway project for the past few years, I’m very excited to make my own contribution to the cause. Every person I meet who is involved with NeG in some capacity is truly inspiring. I’m honored to be part of an organization that has already had such a positive galvanizing effect on the community. I’ll be updating the blog, posting on Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media site you can think of. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or ideas for NeG. Looking forward to hearing from, and meeting some of you in the Harrisonburg community!