18 May Introduction: NICOLE SEGNINI, from florida to d.c.
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 the National Parks Service WASO Office of Communications.
For three and a half years, I worked at a local TV news station in Central Florida as a writer and associate producer. Although I am still very much in love with journalism, I felt like the industry was not really for me and decided to take a leap of faith and leave. I want to move on to a new career, still in the communications field, but one where I feel like I am making a greater impact. And this opportunity is perfect for that reason. I will be working closely with the Public Affairs and Digital Strategy Divisions in the office to explore ways to communicate broadly about NPS’ mission, which includes using different communication materials such as webpages, articles, social media posts, or videos.
Ever since I was a little kid my dad would bring me here, to the U.S., and take me to a different National Park. I think my first vivid memory at a park was a time a squirrel ate my ice cream while I was taking pictures at the Grand Canyon… Needless to say, I am so happy and thankful for this opportunity with NPS! I can’t wait to refine my communication skills and learn even more that will help me with my future career. I am also very excited to learn more and more about the National Parks Service and its mission. I know all of us interns share something in common: having a passion for caring for our natural and cultural resources. So I hope… no, I know that this summer will be unforgettable for all of us!
Here’s a timeline of events. Squirrel, mom and ice-cream. Grand Canyon, 2001.