Accomplishments… skills… accomplishments… skills… I rack my mind for examples of accomplishments or personal skills that I could write about in a resume, always coming up short. The voices of past counselors repeat “well you’ve gotten this far, you must have done something right” but I can’t wrap my head around it, it feels like a lie or exaggeration. I … Read more
I’m back! I was in Colorado for a little bit with the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) Conference, and I’ve returned to the Boston office now due to a three-week extension I received through the awesome partnership of the Hispanic Access Foundation and Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation. I will be here until September 9th, and I am … Read more
Hey everyone! Hope all of you are doing well. For the past week I have been reflecting on the post-internship workshop in Colorado and how amazing it was to have all of the interns together. It was so exciting to hear about everyone’s experiences over the summer and to watch and discuss the presentations throughout the workshop. As a second … Read more
So these beginning three weeks of August have been incredibly eventful and rewarding for many reasons. Fort Larned’s Centennial Event is called Picnic in the Park, and I believe this is a great opportunity for Hispanic Communities to come out and have a great first experience with Fort Larned. This event is going to have activities for kids, animal exhibits, … Read more
In the middle of cooking dinner a couple days ago, I received a FaceTime call from my mom’s phone. To no surprise, it was my little sister Natalia telling me she went online and received her EKIP (Every Kid In a Park) Pass and she was ready to go to a park but didn’t know where. My heart … Read more
(Antes de leer este artículo les quisiera informar que mi español escrito no es perfecto. Aprendí a leer y escribir en español a través de mi padre. Nunca estudie español formalmente. Ojala que esta escritura sea más o menos a las expectaciones de mi padre!)
En el medio de cocinar mi cena, recibí una llamada por FaceTime de mi mama. … Read more
This was a week filled with meetings. After the LHIP workshop, we had a group Interpretation and Education review of what worked and what didn’t in last Thursday’s IMRO workshop. The meeting was productive in looking toward the future of the internship program and helping students get the most out of the final workshop.
Aside from meetings about my program, … Read more
I can proudly say that I survived my first week as an Interpretive Park Ranger Intern at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. If you count surviving as the constant battle of defending your life against an onslaught of beetles, spiders, ants, and other bugs that decided that your apartment is the new hub of delicious activity/ great place … Read more
Outreach is one of my favorite parts of any job –not just here at the National Park Service. This past week I had the great opportunities to help organize the events of two youth groups: Latinos Outdoors Youth Camp and ELK’s Urban Ranger visit to our office.
I’ve mentioned the Urban Ranger program before. This incredible group of students finished … Read more
For my last blog I decided to give shout outs and thank you’s to many people this year. This past week has gone by fast; actually this whole summer has gone by so fast that I can not believe it is over. I want to say that I had a great time here at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, because I … Read more