I have enjoyed my internship with LHIP and all the opportunities for personal and professional growth that have come with it. Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) interviewed me for an article they published on the LHIP program. This is the first time I have...

I'm going to start off this blog post by wishing everyone a happy Latino Conservation Week to everyone! I know things can get overwhelming from time to time, but I want you all to know that our work at our respective sites is so valued...

Have you ever heard about the Lakota people? Or about their emergence story? How about the legend of the first Lakota people becoming the first herd of bison?  This is probably one of the most interesting things I learned this year. I learned this during a...

Hey y'all! Its my last week at Homestead..it's kind of bittersweet. I have developed so many connections with this park, the staff, and the community that I will remember always, but I'm excited to go back and share my experience further with friends and family....

During my park internship, I have had the opportunity to rove through the park itself and check on our various park groves and guests. Some of the most common questions asked by guests are usually regarding bathrooms or trail directions. These roves are necessary...

This week, on July 23, I went on a trip to the Eastern shore to travel to different national parks and staple surveys on their billboards. When we got there, we met with the park rangers, who were happy to answer any questions and assist...

As my internship nears its end, I've been reflecting for these final two weeks. I am so grateful for my wonderful supervisors, Gabrielle Roffe and Brittany Omoleye-Hall, their support in my first internship ever. One of my favorite parts of this internship was the...

The history of Bent’s Old Fort includes a host of colorful characters that lead extraordinary lives that were historically meaningful. Unfortunately, in the 19th century Hispanic persons were not recognized as historically significant, and many of their individual stories were lost - but this...

Back in June, my supervisor Gretchen and I met with Mike Wurtz, an associate professor at the University of the Pacific. Mike and his colleague Bill Swaggerty teach classes in California history and oversee John Muir’s family archives in the university’s library. This past week, I...

July has been pretty eventful so far. My team and I went to Annapolis to represent the Chesapeake Bay Office in the parade. We enjoyed the scenery of different organizations and people coming together for a parade. We walked along the road, holding up...

So far, one of the highlights of my internship was the opportunity to visit Manning Camp. Manning camp is an old summer home that was built for the mayor of Tucson in 1905. It was built in an area frequented by Indigenous peoples living in...

Hi! I hope everyone is having an amazing summer thus far. I'd like to preface again by saying I hope everyone is taking care of themselves both physically and mentally, and if anyone needs a support system of sorts, all your fellow interns are here!...

Hello everyone! Happy Latino Conservation Week! In case you don’t know, Latino Conservation Week (LCW) is an initiative of the Hispanic Access Foundation which highlights and encourages the Latino community’s involvement in conservation. This year, LCW will take place from July 17- July 25. With...