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...

First of all, I want to say thanks to everyone at LHIP (Susan, Maite, Paloma, Rodrigo, Alex, George and everyone else who I may have forgotten) for bringing us interns together for the conference in Colorado. It  was great to meet everyone and hearing about...

There is something utterly humbling and eye opening about having this opportunity to be a part of a team in the National Park Service, especially when it comes to celebrating 100 years of preservation of natural and cultural resources across the country. Here at Black...

The last week hit me like a train: it was my last one at Lassen. I helped with the Day in the Park centennial event and had a blast with all of my coworkers. Afterwards, we went to get burgers and milkshakes and I went...

Accomplishments… skills… accomplishments… skills… I rack my mind for examples of accomplishments or personal skills that I could write about in a resume, always coming up short. The voices of past counselors repeat “well you’ve gotten this far, you must have done something right” but...

I’m back! I was in Colorado for a little bit with the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) Conference, and I’ve returned to the Boston office now due to a three-week extension I received through the awesome partnership of the Hispanic Access Foundation and Olmsted Center...

So these beginning three weeks of August have been incredibly eventful and rewarding for many reasons. Fort Larned’s Centennial Event is called Picnic in the Park, and I believe this is a great opportunity for Hispanic Communities to come out and have a great first...