Youth Engagement Intern

Patty O’Keefe

Patty  is currently attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, working towards a B.S. in Youth Studies.  In the last couple years she has developed a growing interest in environmental studies, which resulted in her decision to pursue a career path in environmental education.   Patty’s internship will surround youth engagement strategizing and coordinating for MN350.  Her hope is that she can use her passions for youth work and the environment to help give them a stronger presence and voice in the organization.


Patty’s internship consists of youth engagement coordinating for MN350.  Thus far, she has created a database of important contacts from university clubs, organizations, committees, and academic departments around the state of Minnesota.  Her next steps will be to engage in conversation with these groups, ideally looking to establish a connection or possible collaboration between them and MN350.  Additionally, Patty is working on how to expand these contacts to include interested groups at the high school level.