Mermaid Society Interns

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Mermaid Society SMTX is a wonderful group uniting the residents of San Marcos and the Texas State University community with a common goal: to preserve, protect, and promote the San Marcos River and the City of San Marcos. The iconic mermaid is a symbol that people can identify with and cherish. Working with the Mermaid Society has opened the students’ eyes to the rivers vulnerability and has impassioned them to change their behavior and that of their fellow students. Students no longer take San Marcos and its beautiful river for granted. The impact of this movement will be felt for generations to come.
— Karen H. Smith, Professor of Marketing, Texas State University

Erica Mooney

The Mermaid Society is a shining ray of hope and positivity in the San Marcos community, and plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining a communal responsibility in caring for our beautiful river and local underwater wildlife. Instilling values in the youth of San Marcos, so that they grow up with a passion for river guardianship, is of paramount importance for San Marcans today, and for future generations to come.

The Mermaid Society is truly as unique as San Marcos itself. In addition to championing local environmental activism, the Mermaid Society enriches our fabulously eccentric community by bringing us together to celebrate the culture, arts, and indigenous heritage of the city we are so lucky to call home.

As a graduate student in Texas State University’s Master of Public Administration program, I chose to intern for the Mermaid Society to aid in the development of this organization as it evolves into a staple of the San Marcos community and a leader in the local non-profit sector. It is truly magical to be a part of the Mermaid Society’s youth programming department, and to be a superhero of the San Marcos River.

Rose Kemp

Degree: Psychology

Minor: Mass Communication

I love San Marcos, but as a student, it’s easy to overlook that this city has a history and culture of its own, outside of university influence. What you can’t overlook, and what ties campus and the city together, is our river. It’s what made me fall in love with Texas State, and in turn, San Marcos. Working with the Mermaid Society provides a unique opportunity for me to immerse myself in San Martian culture, and learn more about the river and what I can do to protect it. I am so excited to join this amazing mer-team!

Greg Arellano

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Electronic Media

Concentration: Digital Media

Minor: Psychology

2018 Graduate of Texas State University

President [Association Of Hispanic Journalists at Texas State

Assistant News Director| [The Stratosphere]

Creative Director| [Off on a Tangent]

I joined the Mermaid Society because it emphasizes the best parts of San Marcos - the river, the arts; and the people. Being able to give back to the community in such a creative way was too great of an opportunity to pass up; so it’s an honor to be part of something so special to San Marcos’ history and culture.