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Meet the intern

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From left, Daiquiri, Daniel and Mole.

I’m pleased to introduce you to our new intern, Daniel Steffancin. He’s a student at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, where he’s working toward his associate’s degree in applied science in plant science and landscape technology

He’ll be helping us with some writing, editing and other magazine responsibilities. (We don’t make him get coffee. The sales guys take care of that.)

Take it away, Daniel!

I am pretty new to the green industry, and have yet to decide which direction and career opportunities I will pursue upon graduating, because I find nearly every facet of this industry fascinating and I want to do it all. I do have an interest in sustainable landscapes and am interested in green roofs and living walls in architectural design.

Skill-wise, I am an accomplished horticulture technician and I truly enjoy pruning (especially restoration pruning-helping to bring a long neglected shrub back to vitality) and arboriculture. Last year I worked as horticultural intern at Schoepfle Garden in the Lorain County Metroparks system.

I am the student organizer of Cuyahoga Community College’s Tree Campus USA, a student/administration/corporation collaborative to establish and nurture arboretums on college campuses with an emphasis on student participation and activities annually on Arbor Day.

I am also vice president of Tri-C’s PLANET student club. I will be representing Tri-C at the end of March at PLANET’s Student Career Days being held at Kansas State University. My events will be arboriculture techniques, plant problem diagnosis, turf and weed ID and woody plant ID.

I am very excited to get this great opportunity to intern for Lawn & Landscape magazine. This magazine is such an important resource for professionals in the green industry and I consider myself fortunate to be a part of it. I now get to hone my journalism skills, working on articles relevant to my studies and interests.

You can reach Daniel at If you’ll be attending PLANET’s Student Career Days later this month, say hello in person. We’re glad to have him on board.


March 1st, 2012 at 7:42 am

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