Hello everyone! Happy Latino Conservation Week! In case you don’t know, Latino Conservation Week (LCW) is an initiative of the Hispanic Access Foundation which highlights and encourages the Latino community’s involvement in conservation. This year, LCW will take place from July 17- July 25. With...

I arrived in Massachusetts on May 31. In the two weeks since then I've been all around Boston and the adjacent North Shore. I've met and collaborated with my fellow interns as well as the full time staff at Salem Maritime National Historic Site (SAMA)....

After one month of working at Salem Maritime National Historic Site, I've learned a great deal. I have become more resolute in my career prospects and I have fostered strong bonds not just with my fellow interns but with my supervisors as well. My main...

Salem’s “El Punto” or “The Point” neighborhood lies within easy walking distance of Salem Maritime National Historic Site, where I am currently interning. This extraordinary (though overlooked) neighborhood has a rich history, as it has been the home of generations of Salem’s immigrant communities. In...

Hello everyone! My name is Tahmoor Chadury and I'm a recent graduate of The Ohio State University. I majored in Biology and History and this is my second summer as an LHIP intern, but my first summer in person. I'm originally from Brooklyn, NY and...

As I reflect on my first couple of weeks at Salem Maritime and Saugus Ironworks National Historic Sites (NHS) in Massachusetts, I can’t help but feel awed by what I’ve seen and experienced. Although I’m a proud West Coast girl, the East Coast (and specifically...

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...