Volunteer of the Month: Alan Presser

Congratulations to our May 2018 Volunteer of the Month: Alan Presser! 

Back in 1969 when aquarium construction first broke ground on Central Wharf the Giant Ocean Tank was the first structural focus. The physical and proverbial center of our aquarium, many visitors gaze into this exhibit and delight at the idea of being able to dive within it. All aspects of this exhibit necessitate vigilant care, from the careful and meticulous detail etched into our coral structures, to the numerous variety of animals and species, to the delicate equilibrium of our water filtration and life support systems. Our Giant Ocean Tank volunteers contribute to sustaining this exhibit and one such volunteer is Alan Presser. Alan’s exemplary focus and drive is a constant inspiration to volunteers, interns, and staff alike. Here’s what his supervisor Chris had to say about his service:

My team wouldn’t be the same without Alan because even on a day when we are a skeleton crew, I know that all tasks will be completed and with nary a complaint nor sigh of exasperation, both under and above water.

Congratulations once again to Alan Presser on her stellar service and commitment to our mission of “protecting the blue planet.” 

If Alan’s story has inspired you to serve and you’d like to volunteer with us at the New England Aquarium please visit http://serve.neaq.org/ for more details.


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