I am currently sitting in the airport waiting for my flight home to Missoula from Denver, after an amazing Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) Conference. These last four days have been jam packed with learning, being inspired, meeting like-minded individuals, professionalism, exploring, adventures, and memories.
I just wanted to take a quick minute to thank everyone at LHIP for an … Read more
As part of my internship I have to present to my park staff. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous! The truth is, public speaking is one of my biggest fears. As a graduate student, I have had to do a lot of this, which has been one of the biggest challenges I have faced. However, greatness … Read more
This week I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, and went to a Law and Justice Award dinner. I was with Pete Conroy and Reggie Tiller. During that dinner, Freedom Rider Tom Hanks was given an award as well. It was wonderful that I was a part of history today. I could not believe who I was meeting at the event. The … Read more
As I write this post, I have approximately 30 hours until I leave Capulin Volcano for the summer. People keep asking me the same question: am I excited to leave?
My answer always has two parts. The first is that I’ve really enjoyed my time and my work here at Capulin. The creativity mixed with the science and outreach, the … Read more
As my time as a “LHIPster” comes to a close, I think it is important to take a look back on all of the unique experiences and enriching opportunities that I have had throughout the past 10 weeks.
So with that, my first take away from this internship program is learning about a place that has … Read more
It’s been a busy 2 weeks here at the National Capital Region! Latino Conservation Week was last week and there were so many fun events happening all over DC, Virginia, and Maryland. A few that I helped out with turned out great! I met a lot of new people and learned a lot. What I thought was really cool was … Read more
On Saturday, July 15th 2017 a group of youth and young adults left the concrete jungle of Los Angeles to enter a new world, the Sierra Nevada forest. They arrived to the Giant Forest Museum and immediately had a new sensory experience. They went from around 200 feet above sea level to 6,400 feet above sea level and the air … Read more
This past week has been very meaningful and memorable. A lot of movement occurred at work, I have been receiving a good amount of feedback on my work, and I am beginning to wrap up my deliverables and start on the finishing touches. As in, turning my rough drafts into final drafts and making everything I have gathered more presentable … Read more
This was my last week here in Hot Springs. A lot has happened in the last week, including our Latino Conservation Week celebration. Our event had around 40 volunteers show up representing a local catholic church. We split into four groups and collected trash from roads and trails inside the park. I was amazed … Read more
On my first week in El Paso, TX I got hit by a car as I was bicycling to work at Chamizal National Memorial. Now on my last week in El Paso, it’s crazy to think that I helped safely lead over 50 cyclists to Chamizal National Memorial for Latino Conservation Week.
Organizing the “Two Wheels One Barrio”, a bicycle … Read more