Meet GBF’s 2018 Summer Interns!

Galveston Bay Foundation is fortunate to have five interns this summer working on projects and programs in conservation, education, water quality and marketing. Read a bit about them below!

Elizabeth Schneider | Conservation Intern (ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program)
Elizabeth is currently a junior at Texas A&M University at Galveston majoring in Ocean and Coastal Resources. She grew up spending her time outdoors and has always had a passion for conservation. Elizabeth is excited to be a part of the GBF team and learn as much as possible this summer.


Tino Quiocho | Water Quality Research Intern
Tino is currently attending Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and looking to major in Organismal Biology. He has been interested in water quality and conservation since his Junior year of High School after taking an Aquatics Science class. Tino is familiar with the area as he was born and raised in Friendswood, Texas. His free time consists of playing guitar, video Games, basketball and beach volleyball. This summer, he will work on inputting and analyzing water quality data and monitoring water quality around Galveston Bay.

Ted Driscoll | Water Quality  Community Outreach Intern
Ted grew up in the Houston-area and developed an interest in the natural world and conservation as an Eagle Scout. He studied at Texas A&M University at Galveston, receiving a B.S. in Ocean and Coastal Resources with a minor in Economics in 2012 and a Master of Marine Resources Management in 2018. Prior to joining GBF, he gained experience as a protected species observer in the Gulf of Mexico and Chukchi Sea. He enjoys kayaking, fishing, and bird watching.

Julia Herzog | Administrative Intern
Julia is currently a junior at Texas A&M College Station where she is majoring in Urban Planning. Julia’s goal is to get some experience working in a professional environment and learn about how to preserve and help the environment. She also enjoys animals and hiking.


Elyse Avina | Marketing Intern
Elyse is a Galveston Island native with a passion for oceanic conservation and preservation of the Texas wetlands. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a B.A. in Rhetoric & Writing in December of 2016. Elyse is eager to share her appreciation for the Bay and tackle the ecological threats it faces.


Have questions about GBF internships? Email Emily Ford, our volunteer programs coordinator at