I was able to do a marina cleanup of the Washington Marina. It was a great experience to work with my team to pick up trash at an area that is central to our team and other sailors from the area.
As everyday users of the WSM, it is our duty to have a hand in the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds. This includes going beyond throwing out the trash that we brought and sometimes throwing out trash we didn't bring. Not to mention, the marina cleanup and removal of polluted materials have a positive impact on the health of the Potomac and the aquatic ecosystem that it provides.
Cleaning up trash at the Washington Sailing Marina.
My fellow classmates and I visited the Fairfax Village and LeDroit Park communities and discussed with their members the involvement of GW air quality sensors around their neighborhoods for data collection purposes. We will continue to engage with these communities to determine the best way to accomplish this task and potential strategies for reduced air pollution in the future.
I attended the Fairmont (Accor Hotel Group) Executive Panel Discussion in the Media and Public Affairs building on campus. The panel consisted of members from the Accor Hotel Group and students looking to learn more about the hospitality industry. They spoke on new trends in the hospitality industry and where they believe it is headed in the next 10 years. It was an interactive discussion where many students were able to raise questions on the different aspects about whether or not you're the right person for that industry. It was really interesting to hear the different perspectives of students as well as from the professionals leading the discussion.