Marta Zayas is a hard of hearing person. She was recently admitted to the University of Puerto Rico to complete her graduate studies in Art History and Deaf Women’s Studies.
Born and raised in the heart of Puerto Rico, during her college studies she engaged as a student counselor to guide and motivate new undergraduate students with disabilities within the … Read more
Saludos a todos!
My name is Yanira Paola Perez Flores (I just go by Paola for short ), and I am more than thrilled to join the LHIP internship once again! I have finally graduated in December 2015 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor’s degree in English and minor in Chicano Latino Studies. I must say … Read more
A tiny moment in time, a window of opportunity, a place to grow, and mountains to overcome. This is what crowds my hopes these days as I shuffle to the end of my college road. I’m told from nearly everyone around me that these are the years. That my opportunities are limitless and my potential, a whirlwind if I choose … Read more
A single tree in the tropical forest in the South of Mexico has more different species than some European countries. -Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Whether this is a true statement is beyond the scope of this post, but this quote appealed to me for its prideful nature (characteristic of my Chicana heritage) and more importantly, for its value of diversity. … Read more
Hello everyone. My name is Kyle McGrady. This is my first internship with the program, and I am excited for what this summer will hold. I will be heading out to the beautiful Channel Islands National Park here in sunny Southern California.
I am 23 years old and have been out of college for a whole year now. It was … Read more
Hi everybody, I’m Victoria, a 20-year-old Latina from San Diego attending Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. I’m currently pursuing two bachelors degrees in Wildlife and Religious Studies, both of which have heavily contributed to my own personal and professional development throughout my time in school. These two majors initially seem unrelated and sometimes confuse the people I reveal this … Read more
Hi there! I’m Nuvia Garcia, food, nature, and adventure enthusiast. This summer I will be stepping out of my comfort zone on the west coast and interning at the Grand Canyon in Arizona!
I just finished my second year at CSU Monterey Bay in the central coast of California. I’m extremely eager to begin a new adventure at the incredible … Read more
My name is Lissete and this is my first time joining LHIP! My parents came to the U.S. from Mexico, and I was born and raised here in southern California. I am currently a grad student in the Master of Library and Information Science degree program with the San … Read more
“The Big Tree is nature’s forest masterpiece, and so far as I know, the greatest of living things. It belongs to an ancient stock, as its remains in old rocks show, and has a strange air of other days about it, a thoroughbred look inherited from the long ago- the auld lang syne of trees.” – John Muir
In 1873, … Read more
They say life in the city is pretty fast-paced, and seeing as I was thrown right in on the first day, I figure you all should too!
My name is Brenda and I will be stationed in the Santa Monica Mountains, but really I will be spending most of my time out of the satellite office in downtown Los Angeles. … Read more