Howdy guys! My name is Marissa Ortega, and I am a recent graduate from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. I am 22 years old and I have a passion for wildlife conservation and environmental education. In a few years, I plan to attend grad school and get my masters in environmental policy or sustainable development, but until then I am taking advantage of what the world has to offer! This summer I will be working in Colorado at the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve as the Cultural Interpretation Intern. This past summer I worked at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas as the biological tech intern, so I very excited to move to Colorado and try something completely new. I can’t wait to see what Colorado and the Latino Heritage Internship Program has in store for a small town southern girl like me!