I didn't realize how big a park ranger's network could get until I started meeting new people almost weekly. It's interesting to learn their background and hear how their experiences and interests have led them to where they are now. It's made me aware that...

Throughout the summer, I have participated in several park workshops with the Denver Service Center project teams and each one is a new, exciting, and unique experience. Every park has its own ecosystem (much like the park itself!) of staff and management projects that they...

Singer's family abandoned vehicle As mentioned in my previous blog post I was going to explain the history behind this image. According to one of our long-time volunteers Lloyd Lacy, a historian of our national monument. The story goes that before Florissant Fossil Beds became a...

Preparing manual camera settings and familiarizing myself with the DSLR camera provided by the Olmsted site for filming of the three videos. Throughout my time as a Visual Media Intern this summer at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, I'll be overseeing the creation...

View of Mission San Jose from the Southern Section of the Mission Plaza. This week, I began writing my first draft for a report that I will be producing for the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Writing has given me the opportunity to go...

This week, I am working on writing a Landscape Profile for Hampton National Historic Site. Located in Maryland, this park was once the 25000-acre property of the wealthy Ridgely family and through its walls, fields, and gardens tells a story of glamour, luxury, and the...

Historic images and doodles made by various architects and employees of the Olmsted Firm depicting a variety of office inside jokes and other topics relevant to the time period. The first few weeks working as a Visual Media Intern for the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic...

Hi everyone & greetings from the Flagstaff Area National Monuments! The past couple of weeks of my internship have been quite interesting! I, unfortunately, started off the month of July feeling sick. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to go to the doctor, and the doctor believed...

These past few weeks have been full of learning curves that I've had to accept and overcome. The hardest one was the imposter syndrome, the feeling of not deserving the position in the first place. This is a sentiment that many children of immigrants can...

During my first month at the park, I have developed activities and educational displays for our recurring Summer in the Parks event held every Thursday from 5:30-8:00PM. This free event is a revitalization of the original Summer in the Parks program that was established in...

As a long time D.C. resident, I thought I had a pretty good understanding of my community. I’ve had the opportunity to map the city and resource accessibility, study urban housing, and most recently I have studied the history of Black land loss in the...