I asked Yoana to share a little bit about herself and her experience working with me on Cape Cod Blue Economy Foundation projects over the last 4 months. She’s a skilled writer, an enthusiastic learner and explorer, and I can’t wait to continue working together with her in 2024. Here’s Yoana’s “Intern Corner”. If you’d like to reach out to Yoana, please email intern@capecodchamber.org and copy me, Katy Acheson, katy@capecodchamber.org.  

My name is Yoana Dokleva and I am currently a senior at Cape Cod Academy. I began my internship at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce in September. I decided to pursue an internship at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce because I wanted to be part of an environment that would allow me to interact more with the local Cape Cod economy and local projects and affairs. 

I have lived on Cape Cod for the entirety of my life, but I had never before gotten the opportunity to take on a more active role in learning about and experiencing the way that the blue economy on Cape Cod functions. Much of my time at the Chamber has been utilized updating the Expedition Blue website, specifically, the waypoints located at various popular locations on Cape Cod. Additionally, I will soon have the opportunity to work with Big Tree to learn more about photography and cinematography during the WaterWORKS Blue Economy Career Day on January 16th.  

In my time being an intern at the Chamber, I have learned a lot more about the Cape, the blue economy, and being a part of a productive work environment that includes new and exciting opportunities as well as responsibilities. Next year, I will be majoring in political science and international relations at Northeastern University, and I am positive that my experience at the Cape Cod Chamber will continue to benefit me in the future as I continue to pursue my goals.