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...

This was a week filled with meetings. After the LHIP workshop, we had a group Interpretation and Education review of what worked and what didn't in last Thursday's IMRO workshop. The meeting was productive in looking toward the future of the internship program and helping...

I can proudly say that I survived my first week as an Interpretive Park Ranger Intern at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. If you count surviving as the constant battle of defending your life against an onslaught of beetles, spiders, ants, and other bugs...

Outreach is one of my favorite parts of any job --not just here at the National Park Service. This past week I had the great opportunities to help organize the events of two youth groups: Latinos Outdoors Youth Camp and ELK’s Urban Ranger visit to...