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The Wright Path


Jack Wright "19 as HEAG President

Jack Wright ’19, a youth programs director for a farm conservancy in Massachusetts, is building on the work he began at Hamilton. His progression through college shows a focused passion for sustainability and service, from his dual majors of public policy and environmental studies, to his revamp of a campus food salvage program that now feeds more people and generates less waste.

At Hamilton, Wright made a difference and wasted no time based on what he accomplished in just four years.

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FALL 2015

Selected as a COOP Community Service Intern . Wright's position at United Cerebral Palsy (Utica) focused on education.
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SPRING 2016

Wright took the writing-intensive environmental science course Forever Wild: The Natural and Cultural Histories of the Adirondack Park. A field trip to the park was his first visit there.
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FALL 2016

Wright won the Adirondack Council’s Wilderness Writing Contest, based on his essay from the Forever Wild class.
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SPRING 2017

Wright served as president of the Hamilton Environmental Action Group.
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SPRING 2017

In March of 2017, Wright participated in the Levitt Leadership Institute and spent a week in Washington, D.C.
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MARCH 2017

Wright led an Alternative Spring Break service trip to Land Between the Lakes in Golden Pond, Ky.
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SPRING 2017

Wright worked with Hamilton's Facilities Management Department as sustainability coordinator.
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SUMMER 2017

Wright collected on his Wilderness Writing Contest prize — an airplane flight over the Adirondacks with Adirondack Council Executive Director William Janeway.
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2018-19

As COOP senior fellow, Wright reorganized the Harvest food salvage program and was sciences coordinator. In that role he set up elementary school science visits to the Taylor Science Center and was the first coordinator of this program to bring both environmental studies and math into the curriculum.

 

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2018

Wright studied abroad in Costa Rica (environmental focus) and Sweden (public policy focus).
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SUMMER 2018

Wright worked at The Fells, Historic Estate & Gardens of John Milton Hay on Lake Sunapee, N.H.
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OCTOBER 2018

Wright received accreditation to observe United Nations Environmental Negotiations with Professor Aaron Strong and two fellow students.
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2019

Just a few months after his Hamilton graduation, Wright is employed as youth programs manager at Wright-Locke Farm Conservancy in Winchester, Mass., where he combines his interests in the environment and youth education.

 

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