Hi Everyone! My name is Marshall Morgan and I am a student at Arizona State University. I am currently double majoring in Sustainability (BS) and History (BA) with a minor in Parks and Protected Area Management. Before attending Arizona State University I lived in the...

¡Hola a todos! My name is Alisa Hernandez! I am a first-generation undergraduate, transfer biological science student from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). This summer, I will be working as the Natural Resources & Wildlife Biology intern at Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego, California. I...

Hello everyone! My name is Gabriel Mogollon. I'm from Tucson, Arizona and I'm the LHIP intern at Saguaro National Park. I go to Tufts University in Massachusetts. I am a pre-Law student and I'm majoring in Environmental Engineering. Growing up in the Sonoran Desert, I...

¡Hola a todos! My name is Antonio Ruvalcaba, and I am super excited to be apart of such a great organization. I am proud to be a first-generation Mexican American, in STEM. Growing up, I never saw myself going to university and obtaining a...

Gaklhé Llako! Welcome to my blog for the Latino Heritage Internship Program! My name is Brian Mecinas, I'm a first-generation student pursuing a B.A. in Sustainability at Arizona State University, in addition to minors in Political Science, Urban Planning, and a certificate in Cross-Sector Leadership. Coming...

¡Hola, bienvenidos a todos! My name is Samantha, but everyone just calls me Sam. I'd like to preface by saying how grateful I am to have this opportunity to be interning for LHIP this summer at Fire Island National Seashore as a Community Outreach and...

Hello y ¡Bienvenidos! My name is Nicole Segnini and I am a Venezuelan journalist who graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in TV Broadcasting back in 2017. This summer I will head to Washington D.C. to work as a communications intern at...

Hello everyone! My name is Manuel Santos and I am a recent (as of last Saturday, May 17th 2021) Graphic Design and Art History minor graduate from Loyola University New Orleans. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and always had a passion for...

Hello all and welcome to my to first blog post of the summer! My name is Kristian Enbysk and I will be the Archives Intern at Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Nebraska. I am beyond grateful for the extraordinary opportunity to learn, participate,...

Hi, everyone! My name is Rosario Valdivia. I am from California and am currently studying Visual Communication Design at California Polytechnic Pomona. As you can probably tell from my major, I enjoy making art. Some other activities I enjoy are visiting coffee shops, playing guitar,...

Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, San Antonio, Texas Hello everyone! My name is Cristobal Lopez, and I am a first-generation M.A. student in the History Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. I earned my B.A. in...

I wanted to introduce you to the first butterflies that I learned to tell apart back in August. They are in the Nymphalidae family and are known to occur at Saguaro National Park so we had to learn to tell them apart early on.  We...

I have been so amazed at the diversity of wildlife I have seen at the park during my internship. At the beginning, I thought it was too hot to see such diversity, but Saguaro National Park has proven me wrong. I have been able to...

On September 11-13th, a team of National Park Service staff, volunteers, and myself as the LHIP Science Communications and Resource Monitoring intern surveyed the Green River for Monarch butterflies at all life stages. We floated from the Gates of Lodore (River Mille 243) to Split Mountain Boat Ramp (...

What a crazy and fun journey it has been so far interning for Fire Island National Seashore! I wish I could show you guys the beauty of this park in person because photos do not show justice. As Fall approaches so does change here at...

At Dinosaur I've had the great fortune of participating in numerous opportunities. I can now say that I've drawn blood from a Prairie Dog and tagged a Monarch. Yet, electrofishing was by far one of the most interesting experiences I've had, especially since it tested...

Time flies when you’re having fun! We are now done with week 5 of fieldwork. Weeks 2-5 have been a wild ride of butterflies, tortoises, turtles, lizards, snakes, owls, hawks, insects, and water. Week 2 - The week where I was stung by a bee....

As the fall approaches, the trembling aspen trees have begun displaying hues of yellows which will turn to orange and reds. Time is fleeting, and we’re existing in these unique yet temporary moments of our lives. As my internship approaches its inevitable end, I will...