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In Their Own Words: Alumni Updates — Melissa Enos Hansen

In Their Own Words: Alumni Updates — Melissa Enos Hansen

Feel inspired by our engaged alumni and learn how significant bus Resource Experiences still impact them years after the fact!

Melissa Enos Hansen – “What have I gotten myself into?!”

Melissa and her son

Melissa and her son 🙂

Standing upon the shore of the Salton Sea, I walked delicately as I realized the rock-like substrate was actually shattered bones of tilapia. I can still feel it in my feet and hear it in my ears. While I understood the importance of the water body to migrating birds, it took me a while to process my emotions and what I was learning about introduced invasive species (the tilapia) and this inland salt pond. Having the opportunity to grapple with the value of such a complicated system has helped me better educate people about invasive species management in MA and about unique environments.

My bus experience affected me deeply, influencing both my professional and personal paths.

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