As I begin the last few weeks of my internship here at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (BLCA), the stress of figuring out what the "next step" will be, is at an all time high. Luckily, this week gave me a little hope...

Debido a que San Juan Historic National Site nunca ha tenido un laboratorio de preservación histórica, decidieron dejarnos un local. Anteriormente, el dicho local era un espacio de almacenamiento de herramientas, equipos industriales de carpintería y de mantenimiento, en la cual tiene diversos nombres como “Bastión de Santa Elena”,...

This week I sat in on the Intermountain Volunteer  Engagement Strike Team (InVEST) conference meetings which lasted three days here at the Intermountain Regional Office. The group was composed of IMR park volunteer coordinators, SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors, and our interpretation and education leadership team...

One of the greatest joys in my life is the ability to show off my beautiful place of work and happiness to the people I love most. This past weekend my brother and his family came to visit me at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National...

Quiero compartir mi felicidad con ustedes, resaltando la fecha el 9 de septiembre de 2016 entre el voluntario Wilfred López y yo pudimos terminar la remoción de las capas del tubo del cañón Ordóñez. El trabajo comenzó con el tubo de Ordóñez en octubre 2015 con un...

The summer of '16 has been filled with everlasting experiences and memories. I began my first internship with the National Park Service and continued to work for the organization that allowed me to open multiple doors of opportunity: Groundwork Jacksonville.   Groundwork Jacksonville is...

Después de varios días de fallecimiento de abuela Martina. Me tuve que adaptar a un nuevo estilo de vida, ya que no soy estudiante universitaria a tiempo completo. Muy agradecida con el programa LHIP que me extendieron por diez semanas más para poder terminar y...

In preparation for the Centennial next week, there are plenty of events, programs, and celebrations highlighting the park service and its successes. In this spirit, my involvements included our Employee Founder’s Day Picnic to take place next Thursday with over 400 people expected in attendance....

This past week I traveled 8 hours by train from Denver, CO to Grand Junction, CO to experience and audit the NPS Trails and Rails program that is operated on the Amtrak's California Zephyr. The Trails and Rails program is staffed by volunteers who travel...

I feel like recent graduates draw a line in the sand between education and application. That $40,000+ degree from a brilliant institution is not the end of your educational career. Every experience in life is a continuation of your education. It is within your power...

Tengo muchos sentimientos encontrados, no sé si reír, llorar, alegrarme… Se me ha dificultado escribir, espero finalizar este blog con mucha fortaleza y agradezco permitirme compartir mi breve historia. Hace 29 años atrás, yo nací sorda completa, en la cual me críe con una familia...

I would have to say that this past week at Black Canyon has been my favorite week so far. Before I dive into my reasoning behind the love I had for this week, I want to tell you about a little bird called the Gunnison...

This week I was able to begin writing the outline for a new NPS program, Ancestral Rangers. Working with Ancestral Lands, the NPS is aiming to create new permanent positions for native people. Here is an excerpt of some of the language in the document...

As my summer at WORI comes to an end, I want thank everyone at LHIP for giving a second opportunity to intern for the National Park Service. Unfortunately I won't be joining the park service anytime soon, as I will be in China for the...

This is my last official blog post of my 13-week internship with the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation and Latino Heritage Internship Program. I have been an intern of the National Park Service, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Hispanic Access Foundation, and Latino Heritage Internship...

Mi viaje a Colorado fue un gran reto para mí, al mismo tiempo era preocupante para mi familia y mis amistades. Debido a que era mi primera vez que iba a viajar sola, ellos temían que me perdiera sola en un estado, que es totalmente...

Beginning an internship towards the end of a National Park Service (NPS) season has definitely been a challenge. I believe that human nature has this inescapable need to bond and connect with others in order to maintain a healthy social standard which, therefore, solidify's the...

El conservador César Piñeiro se iba de vacaciones por dos semanas, así que él nos presentó a una nueva integrante de ascendencia alemana que iba a ejercer como supervisora interina en el laboratorio de preservación de metales, que también ha trabajado por dos años como voluntaria en San...

Welcome back for my 11th blog post of the summer! It has been another busy week at the OCLP, so I have a lot to catch you up on. As I mentioned last blog post, due to my LHIP Colorado conference and the NPS Centennial,...

In my seventh week of my internship here at the Intermountain Regional Office I had the amazing opportunity to experience Founder's Day. Thursday August 25, 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. To celebrate this milestone, the IMRO hosted a Founder's Day...