As a Public Interpreter for the Block Island Southeast Lighthouse Foundation, I developed and led guided tours of the historic lighthouse building and staffed the on-site museum and gift shop.
Heritage interpretation, involving tailoring information to specific audiences and age groups, and narrative development
Customer service in the on-site museum and gift shop, selling tours and souvenirs, handling money, and answering questions about the lighthouse and island for members of the public
Effective public speaking in both English and Spanish
Coordinating with other staff and volunteers to ensure public and facility safety throughout the summer
With the first-order Fresnel lens Photo credit: Laura Howes
Leading a tour of the lighthouse Photo credit: Hannah Frank
The Block Island Southeast Lighthouse Foundation maintains the19th-century Southeast Lighthouse on Block Island's Mohegan Bluffs. The light tower is home to a historic first-order Fresnel lens that flashes a distinctive green.