[caption id="attachment_1096" align="alignleft" width="300"] Wing's Chinese Restaurant[/caption] Last week I explored San Jose’s Nihonmachi (Japantown). It is one of only three surviving historic Japantowns in California. The district was developed in the late 1800s by Issei (first generation) Japanese immigrants, and here they found the...

Hello! This was my first weekend at Point Reyes National Seashore and I can honestly say that I am blown away by the park and so excited to start work tomorrow! The first thing I did when I got to Point Reyes was meet my...

Hello, I am Eliza Burgos and I am from St. Augustine, Florida. I am 19 years old and have lived in St. Augustine my whole life. I am a sophomore at the University of North Florida and am majoring in Math Education. There is so much...

Hi everyone! Greetings from the location of “the shot heard around the world.” I am interning at the Minute Man National Park in Concord, Massachusetts. In this location on April 19, 1775 the colonial militia of Concord and the surrounding area armed themselves against the...

Hello! My name is Naomi Doddington and I am so happy to work for the Hispanic Access Foundation (H.A.F.) in its partnership with the National Parks Service's (N.P.S.) Latino Heritage Internship Program (L.H.I.P.). I am working in the acronym-happy Heritage Documentation Programs division which houses three programs,...

Hola! My name is Sophie Lange and I am 21 years old. I graduated from Boston Univerisity this past January with a B.A. in Archaeology and am so thrilled to be working at the Southeast Archaeological Center (SEAC) this summer! I grew up in...

My ten weeks at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park will be jam packed with a lot of fun and adventures. These first two weeks I will be training to lead interpretation programs, reenact rifle shots, and lead kayak tours along the Columbia river!...

Hi friends! I’ve been in San Francisco for a little over a week now, and I’m getting used to riding the BART to and from the office. I’m also getting used to the additional hour of sunlight! In my first week of interning with...

Hey everyone! I Hope you’re all doing well. This past week has been pretty eventful for me here in Wyoming. I shadowed a couple of the programs that I will be giving by myself here at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve. My favorite is Critter Chat,...

Hello everyone, my name is Sasha Bachier and I am a recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst earning a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Architecture, minoring in Art History and Building, Construction, and Technology. Currently, I am perusing a Masters in Architecture at Wentworth Institute of...

Hey guys! My name is Daniela Sierra; I'm 20 years old and currently an art history major with a focus on museum studies at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I live just forty minutes outside of Boston in a smaller city that played no...

Hello! My name is Jeanette, I'm 24 years old and as my title suggests, I grew up in Brooklyn New York. I love to read, cook new recipes, and travel to new places. In undergrad, I decided to move to upstate NY, where I...

Hello all! My name is Tomás Deza, I’m 22 years old, and for the next 10 weeks I will be working as a communications intern at the National Park Service’s headquarters in Washington D.C. This internship is an exciting challenge for me because I will...

Hola todos! My name is Annelise Kouns-Warburton and this summer I’ve come from Central Florida to Washington, D.C., to work as an intern with the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places. I completed my BA in Architecture back in 2007 at Florida...

Saludos, I am Manuel (Manny) Guadalupe Galaviz. I am a Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) intern with the National Park Service’s (NPS) National Landmarks Program (NLP). I grew-up in Southern California and have been living in Austin, Texas for the past two years. I was...

Well friends, it's been exactly 2 weeks since I arrived here in Wyoming and I couldn't be any happier. I'm finally settled in and don't get too disoriented waking up in a different state. I have two pretty amazing roommates, teammates, and friends. Sunday was...

Hello! My name is Katrina Cossio, a lot of people call me Kat because they can not seem to remember my name, so Kat seems easier to people. I was excited when I got the email saying that I got the Latino Heritage Internship in...