More Gardens' Spring 2018 Interns

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Zhijing Zhao - Baruch College

Started with More Gardens after graduating High School in 2017. She is determined and dedicated. As our assistant accountant; she entered the business field when she was a sophomore at HS, taking Accounting and Entrepreneurship class. She attended the Financial Backpack Program that is conducted by Financial Women's Association. Participated in the Futures and Options pre-internship program developing her career readiness skills, such as team cooperation, communication, and presentation. Her accountability started at home as the only child speaking English for her household, translating, checking her parents' income check, mapping the routes of working places, paying utility bills etc. 

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Bailey Thetford - Essex Street Academy 

My name is Bailey Thetford and I am an 18 year old senior in highschool. I go to Essex Street Academy and am planning to go to college next year, not sure where at though yet! I’m planning to major in computer science and minor in environmental science. I love animals, the environment, outer space, and just science in general. For hobbies, I am into cross stitching, drawing, painting, playing guitar, video games, reading, and learning. I love being a part of this internship and I couldn’t have made a better choice!

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Madelin Orr - Sarah Lawrence College

Madelin is a design and arts intern with More Gardens! Her interests are social and environmental justice. She is a current almost-graduate-college student. Former ardent ballet dancer. Rescuer of animals. And lover of NYC. Madelin views community as a watering hole— sometimes it literally sustains us with food and drink, but it also provides a system for supporting each other, expressing ourselves to each other, stimulating each other, and enjoying life together. Madelin’s first and most special community is in the Bay Area in California, where she is from.

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Iris Wechsler - Barnard College

Iris is a junior at Barnard College studying Visual Arts and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She loves to paint, draw, collage, tear, cut, glue, smear, and anything at all to do with making art. You can find her climbing, jumping, walking, camping, and anything at all to do with adventure. She hopes to be a professional artist and part-time explorer. Iris considers herself an optimist and is committed to seeing the best in people (and bringing out the best in people). Her hero is her dog, Molly, a canine like no other. She is thrilled to be part of the More Gardens! team and believes deeply in the power of art and community gardens.