About the Coordinator
A native Saint James resident, Rebecca Kassay began her involvement with Avalon Park and Preserve as an intern counselor for the summer Stewardship program. After receiving her Environmental Studies and Communications degrees at SUNY New Paltz, she spent a summer between a Riverside Park community garden in New York City and Avalon’s summer camp. Following an organic farming experience in Italy, Rebecca returned to accept a position on the Avalon team, founding S.T.A.T.E. in 2011. Her greatest hope is to inspire young adults to develop a long-term habit of engaging in stewardship activities: learning from, growing within, and positively effecting their communities and environment, wherever they go throughout their lives. Rebecca strives to make STATE as enjoyable, intriguing, and rewarding as possible, and she perpetually looks forward to sharing the marvels of nature and community involvement with her volunteers!