The cross-country road trip from California through Nevada, then Utah which finally landed me at my destination of Florissant, Colorado. My worries and nervous emotions instantly blew away by the winds of the Colorado forest. As a California-born and raised citizen, I never imagined anywhere...

John Muir National Historic Site preserves the home and estate of John Muir, who is recognized as one of the fathers of the national parks in the United States. Located in Martinez, California, right off Highway 4, visitors are often surprised to learn that John...

Hello everyone, I am Chris Para Mccomas, a senior at UC Berkeley and my major is American Studies with an Emphasis in Urban Community structures, population, and influence, with a minor in Journalism. I am the public history and interpretation intern for the Juan Bautista...

Hi Everyone!Thank you for reading my first blog post. I am very excited to continue sharing with you what this opportunity will bring these next few weeks. My name is Daniella Castillo Vásquez, and I am a rising senior at Brandeis University pursuing a double...

Introduction - Jade Bravo Hello everyone! My name is Jade Bravo and I am an Environmental Public Policy MPP candidate at Arizona State University. Last spring, I graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor's in Environmental Studies and decided to jump into a Master's program in...

Hi everyone! My name is David, and I am delighted to be a part of the Latino Heritage Internship Program. I am currently pursuing a B.A. in journalism with a minor in digital technology and emerging media at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York....

Hello! My name is Claudia! I am a (very recent) graduate of Arizona State University, majoring in Museum Studies. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas and recently returned after studying in Arizona for my undergrad. I'm happy to be returning to Texas for...

Hello everyone! My name is Karla Bonilla and I am a current Master’s degree candidate at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Prior to starting grad school, I attended the University of California, Riverside where I earned a BA in...

¡Cómo está mi gente! Hello everyone how are we doing! My name is Yuyavan Robles I am a recent graduate from CSU East Bay Hayward, California. I graduated fall 2020 with a bachelors in Biology, with a concentration in general biology. In short it means...

Paola sitting on rock on CSUF campus Hi y'all! My name is Paola Hinojosa and I am a CSUF graduate with a Bachelor's in Public Administration and minor in Human Services. I am a first-generation college graduate and I am excited to start working as a Public...

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,...