Rosie Brady is a recipient of the 2013 Jarman Fellowship. The fellowship offers a stipend for volunteering with an environmental non-profit or government agency during the summer. Rosie has had a chance to practice her oral advocacy skills by testifying at the Honolulu City Council in support of the Cigarette Smoking Ban at all beaches on O’ahu, which unanimously passed. The ban will go into effect January of 2014. The fellowship has also given Rosie a chance to practice her legal research and writing skills by working with the Surfrider staff attorney Angela Howe in writing a memo on how genetically modified organisms may lead to violations of the federal Clean Water Act. Working for a non-profit calls for a certain skill set and through the Jarman Fellowship, these skills have been advanced. Coordinating with other community leaders, organizing beach clean ups, drafting directions for technology use (specifically IPAD usage), and researching potential issues per Surfrider’s mission to maintain clean beaches are a few of the tasks accomplished during the summer.
If you are interested in learning more about the Surfrider Foundation check out their website at oahu.surfrider.org or come check out the Magic Island Beach Clean Up on August 24!