Dr Tammi Laninga
I completed my internship with Kristi Park with BioDesign Studio. My internship started out as being about doing community engagement work for the Millworks Affordable Housing project that will be one of the first major steps in developing the Bellingham Waterfront into the spectacle of Bellingham that the district is meant to become. I would be working with community members to understand and report their vision of what Bellingham and a new Affordable Housing development on the waterfront would mean to them and how they think it should be improved. We would hold community meetings and do workshops and charrettes and surveys to gather all this invaluable information from the community. Maybe, we would even get the chance to put on school events to teach people what goes into constructing an apartment building. These were all things that I had been learning about how to do in my Community Engagement class in the fall so I was excited to be able to get hands-on experience with those methods that we were only able to discuss throughout that class.
Cortez, Carson, "BioDesign Studio Youth Engagement Internship" (2022). College of the Environment Internship Reports. 34.
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