Erin Tiernan is a senior at the University of Rhode Island where she is majoring in journalism and public relations with a concentration in non-profit organizations and social issues. As a freelance reporter for several local newspapers, she is interested in keeping RI clean and beautiful through her writing on environmental advocacy. In her free time, you’ll probably find her playing tennis, rollerblading or hiking and seeking new letter-box posts throughout the state. Her hobbies include snowboarding, photography and going on Wikipedia vacations (they're free!).
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