IntroDuction: Yuyavan Robles

¡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 I got a sample taste of a lot of different fields that encompasses biology. This summer I will be working at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, as a Education and outreach assistant. 

I have worked in many areas throughout my undergraduate years, notably working as a  Summer Bridge peer leader for a university program called EOP (educational. Opportunity. Program). This position allowed me to work with incoming first-year students who wanted to spend part of their summer having an opportunity to learn and engage in the college experience. I worked with a select group of 10 students, assisted professors from various backgrounds (English, math, science, and cultural). Working 2 summers as a peer leader helped me find a passion in assisting youth find their pathways. I look forward to assisting NPS’ mission and goal with everything I’ve learned to hopefully accomplish our similar goals to help others

Summer Bridge Peer leader Yuyavan and his students.

Growing up my parents would reminisce about their life back in a small village in Oaxaca, Mexico. Our first visit had me in awe due to the untouched nature of a vast forest of green, the pure breeze of air so crisp it almost smelled like different air. This is where I fell in love with nature more so once I was told what my name translated in our native language (Zapoteco) Yu (tierra) Ya (montaña) van ( vida), which means soil, mountain, alive. I am excited to explore and experience a new environment, a new ecosystem, and more importantly, work with a great program with a mission statement to serve their community. 

Carmel beach

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