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Renee Hutchins – Academic Major: Anthropology; Engagement Focus: Internship, Service, and Volunteerism

Renee Hutchins, a UNF College of Arts and Sciences graduate from Jacksonville, Florida, has shown great commitment to Jacksonville parks and preserves with the assistance of local organizations such as the UNF Environmental Center, Timucuan Parks Foundation, Jacksonville City Parks, Florida State Parks, and the National Park Service. As a project leader for the Environmental Leadership Program, Renee developed and implemented a series of five events aimed at educating Jacksonville community members and UNF students on the management of our local parks and how they work alongside community partners such as the Northeast Florida Public Trust, Timucuan Parks Foundation, and local universities. The program of events helped environmentally-conscious students network with local environmental leaders as well as learn more about the history, culture and environment of several Jacksonville parks.