New Generation of Environmentalists | Alexandra Makoid

July 21, 2023

Hi, my name is Alexandra Makoid and I’m the Trust’s Marketing and Communications Intern for the summer of 2023.

Currently a rising junior at Tulane University, I am pursuing a dual degree in Communications and Environmental Studies. My academic pursuits align seamlessly with my passion for promoting sustainability and environmental awareness. Looking ahead, I envision a future career in the environmental field after my graduation.


I share a common love for the water with the President of the Trust, John v.H. Halsey, as I am a captain of Tulane’s varsity sailing team. My intimate connection with the water has fueled my desire to make a positive impact on the environment, making my time with the Peconic Land Trust all the more rewarding.

Although I frequented the local beaches while growing up in Sag Harbor, I was unaware of the extensive efforts undertaken by the Trust. I am excited to work on integrating preservation and community through the various events celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Trust. I am especially excited to attend the summer country supper “Through Farms and Fields” on August 6th.


Alex and Trust Board Member Nancy Gilbert

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