My Name is Edgar Pedroza, and I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Well, sort of raised in LA. My childhood was spent being shuttled between Jalisco and California.  I traveled with my grandparents, since...

Hello everyone, my name is Sarah Au (they/them/theirs). I am an intern for Saguaro National Park in Tucson, AZ as part of the 2018 Latino Heritage Internship Program. Tucson, AZ is on the traditional homelands of the...

Hello Everyone! It has been a few weeks since my previous blog post and this one is a bit different. This post is dedicated to the fifth year anniversary since Hurricane Sandy.

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I know it's been a while since I posted a blog, but there has been so much going. I am unsure if I mentioned this before, but I got my internship extended until December!! These past few weeks I have done so much.  To begin...

It is amazing to me how my internship flew by! It's been an awesome summer getting to know the park and being able to participate in some of the events at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (LEWI). It doesn't seem like too long ago...

Estas dos semanas que han pasado fue unos de los mas cansado días de mi trabajo. Como consejera de campamento para Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (LEWI) tenia que dar todo mi atención a los niños en entretenerlos, cuidarlos, y remar con ellos en...

This past week was the Latino Heritage Internship Program career workshop in Colorado. I must admit I was super nervous (but excited) to meet all of the other interns. In the end I don't know why I was so nervous. Everyone was friendly and it...

Hey friends! First of all, I want to say how amazing it was have met you all in Colorado! It was definitely a trip to remember. I am sure we can all agree that many genuine connections were made. Every room was full of...

Summer is wrapping up, but the adventure continues at Independence NHP. This month marks the beginning of my second year as an LHIP intern at the park, which is wild—I can’t believe I’ve been here an entire year. Time flies when you’re having fun (and/or...

This past week has been packed with an assortment of amazing opportunities and experiences. From sharing with other LHIP interns in Colorado to working with the Puerto Rican Community here in Lowell, there has been no shortage of excitement and energy! This past week...

A career in underwater archaeology often times seems glamorous and exotic, and what I’ve experienced here at Biscayne National Park during my internship has done nothing to disprove that notion.  But when we’re not searching for pirate-slave ships or diving on the remains of a...

Humbling, incomparable, and gratifying. Those are the three words I will use to describe the past couple of months here at Manzanar NHS. It was humbling because I had the privilege of meeting and working with people whose stories are tied to the Owens Valley....

My research is in its final stages as I finalize my report and get ready for Denver. I have been working on segregation and integration within Gateway’s forts and I am amazed by how soon my time here will be complete. During my work, I...

This is my last week with the YCC interns. I am very sad because I have gotten to know them and they have been such amazing kids. I know that all of them are going to succeed...

I just finished up my second go-round at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park as an LHIP Intern. On my last day I did a presentation on my research, in front of an all-division meeting the rangers had. I know people say public speaking gets...

Today is my last day! I will definitely miss everyone here at the Intermountain Regional Office. One of the last things I did was to coordinate a meeting with Denver Public Schools (DPS). With more than 200 schools and 90,000 students, they are a great resource...

  [gallery ids="|"] Hello LHIP community, Today and tomorrow are the final two days that I will be working at Grand Canyon National Park this summer. I have to say it was a great time. I met many interesting people of various...

As part of my internship I have to present to my park staff. I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous! The truth is, public speaking is one of my biggest fears. As a graduate student, I have had to do a lot...

This is my last week with the YCC interns. I am very sad because I have gotten to know them and they have been such amazing kids. I know that all of them are going to succeed in whatever it is they decide to do...

This week Cristina, the other LHIP intern at the Intermountain Region Office, and I got to do an outreach event with some Latino kids! We met up with a day camp for kids at one of the local parks in the neighborhood. With a partnership...