Alexander Cupo

Regional Network: 
Delaware River Watershed Network
Class Year: 
2018
Position: 
Water Programs Coordinator
Organization: 
Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association
Location: 
Philadelphia, PA

As a Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Dietrich’s School of Arts & Sciences I have come away with incredible experiences and academic and professional relationships that have driven me ever more strongly towards a career in the environment. In December 2015, I graduated with a major in Environmental Studies, as well as a minor in Political Science, and a Global Studies Certificate. These accomplishments had been the focus of my time spent at the University of Pittsburgh, as they not only served as academic interests, but also passions. As a child, I became interested in the environment, and then impassioned by what was becoming of it. This is where my love and interest in public policy grew, from the need to make a difference in the way that we viewed the environment. I completed a term as an AmeriCorps ResilienceCorps Fellow with the City of Pittsburgh in 2017, where I worked to help strengthen the city's communities and their resilience to climate change. I then worked for PennFuture as their Southeast PA Outreach Coordinator, working throughout Philadelphia and the Southeast region to further PennFuture's mission as Pennsylvania's watchdog for clean air, pure water, and a healthy climate. I am now the Water Programs Coordinator for the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, based in Ambler, PA, where I will educate and engage the public on conservation work in the watershed that improves the quality of the Wissahickon Creek and its tributaries.