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Meet Fall 2016’s UC Interns!

Joshua ClydeSierra Club Miami Group Clean Water Fellow


I am currently a senior at the University of Cincinnati majoring in environmental studies.  This is my third semester as a Sierra Club Clean Water Fellow with the Miami-group. I focus much of my work on plastic pollution issues and sewer rate issues in Cincinnati. Throughout my time with the Sierra Club I have had the chance to learn more about protecting the Earth and I have enjoyed the opportunity to pass what I have learned onto others through educational community events.

Kelsey Harrison – Outreach Intern


My name is Kelsey Harrison and I am a fourth year at the University of Cincinnati. I am working towards a dual-degree in marketing and environmental studies. I have the position as the Outreach Intern for the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter. I will be helping to plan events and activities to engage students in conservation issues and I will also be working closely with the Past Plastic Campaign. I plan to create and utilize Instagram as a new social media channel for the Ohio Chapter and work with other social media sites. I am also excited to learn about local environmental issues and to attend all the events I am able to in order to educate myself on local issues.

Monroe TromblyCommunications Intern


Monroe Trombly is a senior of Environmental Studies and Journalism at the University of Cincinnati. Born and raised in Cincinnati, he has a deep love and admiration for the culturally rich city; during high school summers he would travel to Anchorage, AK for 3-4 weeks at a time, hiking, camping, and fishing with his grandparents. Very much a news and media junkie, Monroe is an avid NPR listener, and loves to go see films as often as he can.

As the Communications Intern for the Miami Group, Monroe manages and publishes social media content, and works to expand the scope and outreach of the chapter’s campaigns, events, innings and outings.

Future career goals include the National Park Service, non-profit work, or a job that fuses journalism and environmental science together in some fashion.

Wash Post: Contamination of groundwater from animal-waste post Hurricane Matthew

“An incalculable amount of animal waste was carried toward the ocean. Along the way, it could be contaminating the groundwater for the many people who rely on wells in this part of the state, as well as threatening the delicate ecosystems of tidal estuaries and bays.”

Very interesting article on the contamination of local groundwater from industrial fecal pools spilling over from the flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Read more from the Washington Post here: “Factory farmings practices are under scrutiny again in N.C. after disastrous hurricane floods.”

WordPress’ 1st Annual WordCamp Cincinnati

Over this past weekend I had the pleasure of attending Cincinnati’s first ever WordCamp, an annual conference and development meet-up for WordPress users of all skill levels.

As a Communications Intern for the Miami Group, this conference  was an invaluable  resource to learn more about the inner workings of WordPress. I have a website run by, but I soon learned that WordPress is a far superior (and free) host of websites.

The conference, held October 15th-16th at The University of Cincinnati’s Tangeman University Center, had four “tracks” of WordPress talks, such as Basic 101, How-To, Developer, and Marketing.

At no point during the conference did I feel overly intimidated or out of place as the event staff and organizers did an exceptional job making everyone feel valued and welcome.

If you live in the immediate Cincinnati area, WordPress Cincinnati hosts monthly gatherings through

If you are interested at all in learning WordPress from scratch, or further developing your website, the next meeting is Tuesday Nov. 15th in Blue Ash. The link can be found here: