The Water Council’s newest intern, Jane Schaub, started recently. She will assist in our stewardship efforts as our Alliance for Water Stewardship professional credentialing intern. Read on to learn more about her and follow one student’s journey into water stewardship.
Hello! My name is Jane Schaub. I grew up in the town of West Bend, just west of Big Cedar Lake and about 35 miles northwest of The Water Council’s headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since 2019, I have been studying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I am currently a junior. At Madison I am double majoring in management and human resources at the Grainger School of Business and in environmental studies at the Nelson Institute.
Between family road trips to national parks and exploring the conservancy trails outside of my backyard, I have developed a passion for the environment. In college this transformed into a desire to find a career path in either sustainable business or the protection of our natural resources. My journey has led me to connect with the Water Council and the Alliance for Water Stewardship North America. (The Water Council is the official North American partner for the Alliance for Water Stewardship.) After researching this internship and discovering an organization that is directly working with businesses to better their water stewardship, I knew this was a team I wanted to be a part of.
This summer I feel lucky to be working under the guidance of Matt Howard and Dylan Waldhuetter on several projects for The Water Council and AWS North America. I’ll be helping Dylan with the AWS Professional Credentialing Program and Matt piloting The Water Council’s Corporate Water Stewardship Accelerator.
After a year of limited access to direct learning opportunities, I am excited to be diving into a more in-depth branch of sustainability. I hope this internship will help me discover a possible future career path for myself. I am also looking forward to developing skills that I can take back to my campus and utilize in my involvement with the Social and Environmental Business Advocates. This is a student group I helped found at UW-Madison working to make the business school more sustainable in its practices.
I am excited to be a part of The Water Council and the AWS North America team!