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Meet Crystal Egelkamp! Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Crystal’s background is as a researcher, and she’s worked in zoos for the past 6 years. She loved her work in zoos, but is looking to transition her career to something environmental that helps cities become more sustainable and efficient. After learning about the Illinois Green Alliance, and how we engage with volunteers and Chicago communities to help make all Chicago healthier and greener for everyone, she knew she wanted to become part of our organization. She’s excited about this internship because it is teaching her about green infrastructure as well as the processes to make it more efficient. She’s confident that this experience will expand her knowledge and help transition her into a sustainability-focused career. In her spare time, she loves to read poetry, go hiking with friends, and paint! This spring, she’s helping us plan sustainability training workshops for our volunteers and members. Make sure to say hi!