Sam is currently a student at Stony Brook University completing a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science. Her professional interests are doing advocacy work and environmental justice work. 

Samantha Ayala

Fire Island National Seashore

Karla is a graduate student from Southern California. She is a Salvadoran-American woman & a first-generation college graduate. In the future she hopes to work as a public servant focused on building community engagement, especially among Latino communities.

Karla bonilla

Salem Maritime & Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites

Jade is currently a first year MPP Environmental Policy candidate at Arizona State University. Her future career goals includes working as a policy analyst, at either the public or private level. She hopes this internship will allow her to grow as an environmentalist and professional.

Jade Bravo

Denver Service Center Planning Division, Natural Resources Branch

Daniella is a junior at Brandeis University currently pursuing a double major in Psychology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and a minor in Creative Writing. Ultimately, her goal is to pursue a career where she can make a positive on the communities she belongs to.

Daniella Castillo Vásquez

Northeast Regional Office/Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation

Tahmoor is currently a senior student at The Ohio State University, majoring in Biology and History. One of his end professional goals is to become superintendent of a large national park. He sees LHIP is an excellent stepping stone on his long journey to that ultimate goal.

Tahmoor Chadury

Salem Maritime & Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites

Yahel attends the Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo. He is in his junior year of college in the department of education. Educating is his vocation. Before he graduates, he is interested in learning all he can from the teams of interpreters and mentors NPS has to offer. 

Yahel Delgado Diaz

Indiana Dunes National Park

Suzanne is obtaining a degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems with a minor in Environmental Science from the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley. Her career goals involve sustainability and conservation. In the future she hopes to work with more federal agencies just like the National Park Service.

Suzanne El-Haj

Grand Canyon National Park


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Kristian is a junior at the University of North Texas in Denton studying History with a minor in Mexican American Studies. He has a  growing interest in one day being involved in archival and research work professionally, especially within Chicana/o Studies. I find this field truly fascinating because preserving history is vital.

Kristian Enbysk

Homestead National Monument of America

David is currently a sophomore majoring in Journalism with a minor in Digital Technology and Emerging Media studies at Fordham University.  He hopes to gain experience in the world of archival journalism, and one day work for the National Parks Service.


David Escobar

John Muir National Historic Site

Claudia is a senior majoring in Museum Studies from Arizona State University. She is an aspiring museum professional. Her focus is accessibility & engagement , and creating spaces where everyone feels welcome and eager to learn; specifically, people of color and minorities.

Claudia Garcia

Padre Island National Seashore

John is a senior at the University of Texas of San Antonio (UTSA) and will obtain his bachelor's in Environmental Science and a minor in Biology. His passion is in protecting & restoring ecosystems from previous or present anthropogenic harm. He also hopes to inform the general public about ecosystems.

John George

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site

Alisa is an undergraduate student pursuing a B.S. degree in biological science with a concentration in ecology and evolutionary biology at California State University, Fullerton. She is also working toward a minor in geography and geospatial information systems and geospatial technologies certificates. 


Alisa Hernandez

Cabrillo National Monument

Paola is a first generation college student attending California State University, Fullerton & will be graduating May 2021. Paola is passionate about the nonprofit field and has become increasingly passionate about their role in environmental conservation.

Paola Hinojosa

Southwest Border Resource Protection Program

Alícia recently graduated from the University of San Diego (USD) with a BA in Environmental and Ocean Sciences, with a focus in Environmental Science, and a minor in Chemistry. Her professional goals are to obtain a master’s in Environmental Health and become a physician. Is passionate about both the environment and medicine.

Alícia Kelley

Point Reyes National Seashore

Cristóbal is currently a Nau Graduate Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Texas at San Antonio, concentrating on the Spanish Borderlands. His interests in history include Public History, State and Local History, Historic Preservation, Family History, and Museum Studies. 

Cristóbal López

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Ramona is going into her 2nd year of her PhD program in Geography and Environmental Studies. Her PhD research will focus on water equity in arid lands, specifically the Río Chama in New Mexico and the Río Atuel-Chadileuvú in Argentina. In the future she hopes to serve communities.

Ramona Malczynski

National Trails – National Park Service

Brian is a sophomore at Arizona State University pursuing a degree in Sustainability with a focus in Sustainable Urban Dynamics, minors in Political Science and Urban Planning. His long-term career interests are to work toward the conservation of biodiversity & achieving climate justice for historically underrepresented communities 

Brian Mecinas

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Gabriel is a freshman at Tufts University. He is studying environmental engineering and biology. He hopes to go on to get both a PhD in some conservation related engineering field as well as a law degree so that he can pursue his interests in environmental justice and conservation in the political domain. 

Gabriel Mogollón

Saguaro National Park

Hillary is currently a third-year dual-degree master’s candidate in Architecture and Historic Preservation at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Hillary graduated Magna Cum Laude in Environmental Design and Western Art History from the University of Puerto Rico.

Hillary Morales

Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)

of the Heritage Documentation Programs

Marshall is a current third-year student at Arizona State University, double majoring in Sustainability and History, and pursuing a minor in Parks and Protected Area Management. He is passionate about our nation’s National Parks, and his dream career is to be a Interpretation Ranger.

Marshall Morgan

Flagstaff Area National Monuments

Lisset will be graduating this spring from Bemidji State University with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology. Her biggest career goal is to work for Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources with non-game wildlife.

Lisset Olvera Chan

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Christopher is a first-generation 4th-year undergraduate student at the University of California Berkeley. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in American Studies with a minor in Journalism. He wishes to pursue professional work documenting & creating media that focuses nature & culture.

Christopher Para Mccomas

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Yuyavan graduated from CSU East bay, where he obtained his B.S. in General Biology. He hopes to gain more insight and help connect national parks with local communities. His career goal is to be an outreach specialist but is still unsure in what specific field.

Yuyavan Robles

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Maya is a junior at American University. She is pursing a degree in International Studies with a focus on Environmental Sustainability & Global Health. Interning with the National Park Service is a wonderful way for Maya to explore different career options and develop more clarity on her future profession.

Maya Rodriguez

Chesapeake Bay Office

Antonio graduated from Humboldt State University in fall 2020, with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Conservation and Management. He has a great interest in behavioral ecology but is also passionate diversifying the science field and allowing minorities to be a part of the conservation.

Antonio Ruvalcaba

Dinosaur National Monument

Ana is a senior & full-time student-athlete attending the University of the District of Columbia. Currently, she is working towards completing her dual degree in Political Science and English, set to graduate in December 2021. She hopes her career path will help create a positive and lasting impression on this earth

Ana Sanchez

Rock Creek Park, Division of Interpretation, Education, & Outreach

Manuel is a senior at Loyola University New Orleans, majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in Art History. He is excited to work somewhere that honors music history and is interested in using design both in a creative environment and a practical environment. He hopes his work can be useful and inspiring others.

Manuel Santos

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

Nicole graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in TV Journalism in 2017. Since then she has worked as a writer for a local TV news station in Orlando. However, she has since realized that industry is not for her and has decided to move on to a new career where she feels she is making a greater impact.

Nicole Segnini

NPS WASO Office of Communications

Lance is a student of Anthropology at the Arizona State University. Before school, he was a wilderness trail builder and everyday boots-on-the-ground conservationist. His future career goal is to inspire Indigenous youth to remain active on the lands that were originally under their stewardship.

Lance Tubinaghtewa

Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) Austin, TX Office

Rosario is a student at California Polytechnic University Pomona, and she is pursuing a degree in Visual Communication Design. As an artist one of her biggest career goals is to keep her art aligned with the values and ideas she is passionate about. 

Rosario Valdivia

Tumacácori National Historical Park

Francisco is a third-year student at California State University, Fullerton majoring in Spanish and minoring in Geography. He is also pursuing certificates in both Global Positioning and Geographic Information Systems. He hopes this position can open pathways for him within the National Park Service.

Francisco Vazquez

The Alaska Public Lands Information Center

Stephen is finishing his junior year at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He is pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Science. Stephen has a profound appreciation for Earth and planetary sciences. Recently some more specific interests include solar technologies, and feedbacks between vegetation and the hydrosphere.

Stephen Sanders

Tonto National Monument