2022 Planning Fellow: Will Parker
Let's give a big, warm welcome to planning fellow Will Parker!
Last year, TLCNJ introduced two new full-year planning fellowships to individuals with an undergraduate or master’s degree who are starting careers in conservation. These fellows stay with us for a year to learn valuable expertise, technology, and relationships, and in turn they give us a boost with their energy and fresh perspectives.
Will got a BS in earth science and environmental studies at Bowdoin College in Maine, and just returned from a year teaching English in Germany. Along the way, he's interned at New Jersey Future, worked in transportation planning and public outreach in Maine--and works Sundays at a pick-your-own orchard. Ultimately, Will aims to get a master's degree in urban planning and continue a career making both cities and countryside lovely.
In his free time, Will loves to move—hiking, running, and especially biking. He also loves to travel, tinker with broken things, overconsume the news, and listen to music.
Will says, "I’m very excited to be working at TLC—I’m really passionate about conservation, planning, and preventing sprawl. I love a good Excel spreadsheet or a dramatic town meeting once in a while, and I especially love maps. I love to learn about local history and hope to work on things related to historic properties. I look forward to discovering more quirky NJ places to visit through work!"