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Acknowledgements
Statement of Purpose
Executive Summary
Impacts of COVID-19
LHIP Priorities
Program Materials
2020 Participant Demographics
Ingtern Positions
Intern Achievements
LHIP Internship Host Sites
Project Highlights
Joining the Workforce
Career Workshop
Workshop Presenters
Media Highlights
Program Support and Sustainability
Appendix I:
Internship Bios
Appendix II:
Workshop Agenda
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National Park Service (NPS)
George McDonald, Chief, Youth Programs Division
george_mcdonald@nps.gov • 202-513-7157
Ernestine M. White, National Youth Employment Programs Coordinator
ernestine_white@nps.gov • 202-513-7157
Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF)
Michelle Neuenschwander, Director of MANO Project
michelle@hispanicaccess.org • 202-640-4436
Environment for the Americas (EFTA)
Dalia Dorta, Latino Programs Director
ddorta@environmentamericas.org • 720-438-1272
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LATINO HERITAGE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (LHIP)
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
FY2020 ANNUAL REPORT
National Park Service Report FY2020
Agreements: P20AC00263, P20AC00264
Report Design by Chu-Yu, Lin / Environment for the Americas
Cover Photo Credit: Ana Cristina González
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This program could not have happened without the vision and dedication of our many partners.
We gratefully acknowledge the work and support of the following:
Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network
Dinosaur National Monument
Everglades National Park
Fire Island National Seashore
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Indiana Dunes National Park
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Lassen Volcanic National Park (LAVO)
Longfellow House - Washingtons Headquarters NHS
Minute Man National Historical Park
National Parks of Boston
Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
Point Reyes National Seashore
Rocky Mountain National Park
Saguaro National Park
Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
San Francisco Bay Monitoring System at Point Reyes
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Southeast Archeological Center
Washington Area Support Office - NPS Citizen Science Committee
Wupatki National Monument
Auburn University
Bemidji State University
Broward College
California Baptist University
California State University
California State University Long Beach
California State University, Fullerton
Florida International University
Florida State University
Harvard College
Kansas State University
Mira Costa College
Montclair State University
Our Lady of the Lake University
Pima Community College
Southern Illinois University
St. Marys University
The Ohio State University
The State University of New York
Tulane University
Universidad de Puerto Rico Arecibo
University of California, Berkeley
University of Colorado
University of Arizona
University of California
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Maryland
NPS UNITS HOSTING LHIP INTERNSHIP RECRUITING PARTNERS
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STATEMENT
OF PURPOSE
The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) targets
one of the fastest growing segments of our nations
population who are not greatly reected in the visitation
of our national parks or the agencys workforce.
The LHIP program was created in 2014 as a component
of an overarching service-wide strategy for the National
Park Service (NPS) to help address the lack of Latino
employees in the workforce. LHIP, working in
collaboration with conservation partners, allows the NPS
to invest in cost ecient strategies geared towards
recruiting and developing entry-level talent to
potentially help build a more diverse and inclusive
workforce.
The goals and objectives of the LHIP program are to
reach motivated undergraduate and graduate students
18- 30 years old and recent military veterans 35 years
old or younger to work alongside NPS sta in cultural
and natural resources and interpretation/outreach
projects. The program helps to raise awareness
of our national parks and historic sites, their
accessibility, and the need for the Latino communitys
active involvement in their preservation. LHIP meets
the vision and priority of the U.S. Department of the
Interior (DOI) and the NPS by fostering relationships
with conservation organizations advocating for
balanced stewardship and the use of public lands. The
program also:
Introduces employment opportunities in the NPS with
an emphasis on cultural and natural resource
stewardship, interpretation, and community outreach
to Latino youth.
Develops mission critical internship projects that
support the NPS goals and objectives at local units.
Creates strong and viable mentor and protégé
relationships.
Collaborates with Latino owned and operated
conservation organizations to expand NPS
outreach into Latino communities nationally
and develop deep and sustainable
relationships.
Establishes a pipeline for converting talented
Latino students into NPS professionals.
Mission Statement
The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) reaches out and connects with Latino college students
from diverse backgrounds that have little or no access to their national parks, to invite them to serve in
challenging, educational, job-training, career exploration, and developmental opportunities through
internships with the National Park Service (NPS). Program participants develop marketable career
skills that could lead to career pathways with the NPS.
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Percent who applied to federal position
Never Rarely Occasionally Frequently
National Park visitation frequency
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Latino Heritage internship Program (LHIP) makes connecting Latino young adults to national parks a priority.
The program oers participants unique opportunities to work side-by-side with park professionals, to gain new
skills, and to network with other professionals at various stages of their careers. LHIP participants also serve as role
models in local communities, reaching out to youth and families to raise their awareness of national parks and to
increase visitation to parks and participation in park activities. Translation of materials into Spanish, social media
messaging that engages youth, and direct communication and outreach help to build trust and condence.
LHIP is administered by the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) and Environment for the Americas (EFTA). Both
organizations have over 6 years of experience working specically with Latino communities, 234 interns, 9%
hired by the NPS into permanent, term, or seasonal positions. Their sta provide expertise, Spanish language
communication, and a shared cultural background that is required to eectively engage and mentor LHIP
participants.
In 2020, despite the impacts and interruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, HAF and EFTA successfully
recruited and placed 27 interns at national parks, hosted webinar trainings, developed and implemented
a 4-day virtual Career and Leadership Workshop and a new website, DiversityinConservation.org, to
coordinate and highlight the schedule, conducted a third party internship evaluation, and 7 site visits.
Results from surveys completed by Latino interns since 2014 (*) including responses received from LHIP interns
since the creation of the program in 2015, show the following:
The model we use to coordinate LHIP benets
interns by providing strong support before, during,
and even after the internships.
A majority of interns visit parks one or more times
each year. Familiarity with NPS motivates interest.
Over 87% of Latino respondents express concerns
about moving away from family during an
internship.
Supervisor cultural competence and knowledge of
topics related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion help
to increase intern comfort while working at a park.
Analysis of Environment for the Americas' surveys of interns
shows that prior experience visiting national parks has a positive
influence on the likelihood that interns have applied for positions
with the National Park Service.
* Survey and analysis done by EFTA
Results of these surveys will be published in a
peer-reviewed journal, Ecological Applications.
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LHIP Summary 2015 - 2020
INTERNS
234
HOURS OF SERVICE
>70,675
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HIRED BY NPS AS PERMANENT EMPLOYEES
Tahmoor Chadury ,
Salem Maritime and
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites, MA
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IMPACTS OF
COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic had many impacts on the internship program, both positive and negative.
Impacts to the National Park Service
The COVID-19 situation arose just as supervisors were hiring interns and preparing for the summer.
Seven out of 30 initial sites terminated their 2020 internships because projects focused on working with the
public; park facilities were unable to accommodate sta in facilities; and/or housing was reduced to ensure safe
distancing.
All supervisors had to alter positions, especially those that required interactions with the public. New
requirements on social distancing required adapting public programs. Some interns delivered presentations from
patios and other outdoor spaces. Many interns only met with their supervisors virtually, and some completed their
work completely remotely.
Eleven positions were adjusted, so that they began later. This enabled the interns to do their work at their sites. For
example, two interns postponed the start of their projects at Saguaro National Park to August.
Quarantining before starting work was a requirement at a number of sites. This was challenging for interns,
because they could not work, and in some cases, they were isolated away from home in alternative housing.
Background checks and issuing of PIV cards were delayed.
Impacts to the Interns
13 interns worked 100% remotely.
12 interns started their internships later in the summer.
13 positions were changed to accommodate the pandemic and reduce interactions with the public.
7 interns were required to quarantine during the rst two weeks of their internships.
Impacts to the Coordinating Organization(s)
Sta had to work with the uncertainties of internship positions during the early stages of COVID, communicating
with supervisors to determine if positions could be hosted, could be oered on-site, or would be available
remotely.
All training was hosted virtually, including the nal Career and Leadership Workshop, where interns usually have
the opportunity to meet face-to-face. Developing a new website and organizing a virtual workshop was new to all
partners and required considerable time.
Because some internships began later, program coordinators managed interns later in the season, even after the
Career and Leadership Workshop and into the fall.
Due to the number of interns working remotely, program coordinators hosted more virtual gatherings each week,
to help interns work independently while staying connected.
Sta did fewer site visits because of concerns about travel, changes to internships, and COVID distancing
requirements.
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LHIP
PRIORITIES
The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) connects Latino young adults to national parks across the country
and to diverse work experiences, from archiving historical documents, supporting visitor services to conducting
research projects, such as surveys of breeding birds and much more. Our goal is to raise awareness of the diverse
careers elds with the NPS, to give program participants opportunities to work side-by-side with historians,
biologists, and other professionals, and to help create pathways for talented skilled Latinos to careers with NPS and
or other public lands agencies.
LHIP is administered by two conservation organizations, the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) and Environment
for the Americas (EFTA). Both of these organizations have extensive experience working with Latino youth, which
includes providing linguistically and culturally relevant mentorship and programming. Since LHIP’s inception 5
years ago, about 234 interns have served in the program. As of today, 6 have been hired into permanent positions.
We are committed to continuing to build on our successes.
Priority: Creating a conservation legacy second only to Teddy Roosevelt:
One of LHIPs goals is to connect diverse people to conservation. We accomplish this by connecting participants
to public lands and by providing opportunities for them to engage in stewardship activities, which can range from
developing bilingual educational programs, archiving historical objects to studying the oral nectar resources
that pollinators need to survive and much more. Our interns contribute thousands of hours to national parks
through stewardship of valuable natural and cultural resources while at the same time raising their own and
their communities awareness of the relevance and role the national parks play to preserve our rich resources.
Interns bring communities to national parks, and in the process they joined with other youth and adults sharing
stewardship beyond park boundaries. Intern projects have also included improving access to national parks by
providing visitor services and designing written materials that oer information about park access and resources.
For example, intern Lisset Olvera Chan worked at Lassen Volcanic National Park to assess the quality of wilderness,
including trails and other facilities, such as campsites located in wilderness areas. Her work contributes to our
understanding of the impacts of human activity on visitor experiences.
Priority: Restoring trust with local communities:
LHIP serves as a bridge between gateway communities and national parks. Our interns reect those communities
and can help connect residents to the parks near their homes. One successful example in 2020 was Maryana
Carreon, who worked with the El Punto neighborhood to connect residents to Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron
Works National Historical Sites.
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PROGRAM
MATERIALS
Each year, the LHIP coordinating organizations prepare materials that help to guide interns and supervisors during
the internship experiences and provide interns with the supplies and gear to accomplish their work. In 2020,
because interns did not meet face-to-face for their Career and Leadership Workshop, we also sent them a box of
supplies to support them during four days of virtual conferencing.
2020
Intern Proles
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2020 SUPERVISOR HANDBOOK
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PARTICIPANT
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EDUCATIONAGE GENDER
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26-30
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INTERN
POSITIONS
Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Communications Assistant (DHA - RA)
Fire Island National Seashore / Division of Interpretation, Education and Volunteers Education and Community Outreach Intern
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Interpretation and Education Intern
Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites Education Specialist
Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites Education Specialist
Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site GIS Story Map Exhibit Development Associate
National Parks of Boston Youth Engagement Digital Communications Specialist
Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation Cultural Landscape Graphics Modeling Assistant (DHA-RA)
Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science and NPS Citizen Science Steering Committee Citizen Science and Latino Culture
Minute Man National Historical Park Resource Management Assistant
Southeast Archeology Center Archeological Intern
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Interpretation and Community Engagement Intern
Everglades Park Cultural History Education Intern (DHA-RA)
Indiana Dunes National Park Outreach Assistant
Tricentennial Media and Community Engagement Intern
Volunteer Management and Community Engagement Intern
Dinosaur National Monument Science Communication and Resource Monitoring Intern
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Education and Outreach Intern
Rocky Mountain National Park - Division of Interpretation, Education & Outreach Rocky Mountain Interpretation & Outreach Intern
Saguaro National Park Biology Assistant
Wupatki National Monument Education and Outreach Intern
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail Interpretation, Education, and Outreach Intern
Lassen Volcanic National Park (LAVO) - Resources Management Division Wilderness Intern
Point Reyes National Seashore Interpretation and Outreach Assistant
San Francisco Bay Area Inventory and Monitoring Program Coho and Steelhead Monitoring Intern
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks River Safety and Stewardship Intern
Region 8 - Lower Colorado Basin
Region 10 - California - Great Basin
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Region 1 - North Atlantic - Appalachian
Region 2 - South Atlantic Gulf
Region 3 - Great Lakes
Region 6 - Arkansas - Rio Grande - Texas - Gulf
Region 7 - Upper Colorado Basin
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INTERN
ACHIEVEMENTS
Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network,Annapolis, MD: Sheila
Garcia created a research-based communications tool kit with best practices for
parks within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to better engage Hispanic and Latino
audiences as potential park stewards. Focusing on the visitor contact station at Sandy
Point State Park where many Latino families recreate each year.
Dinosaur National Monument, Jensen, UT: Luis Falcón traveled far from his
Florida home to follow the migrations of Monarch butterflies and to measure night
sky quality in the park. By tagging Monarchs, he is helping researchers learn more
about this species' population size and movements within the park, contributing to
research that takes place not only in the park, but also across the country.
Fire Island National Seashore,Ocean Beach, NY: Jhulian is contributing the park's
communications through social media and the development of bilingual information
and programming about park resources, visitor experiences, and youth employment
opportunities.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant, CO: Astrid Garcia is
working with park visitors to explain the geology, paleontology, and history of the
park. She greets people on the patio, delivers interpretive presentations, and has
developed new interpretation stations. Astrid comes to the position naturally, with a
degree in geology and an outgoing personality.
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Elverson, PA: Yahel works remotely
from his home in Puerto Rico to help the park develop educational and informational
materials for visitors. His focus on print and digital materials has resulted in Spanish
language descriptions of the park and its history. He is also contributing to the park's
social media by developing interactive content that motivates more engagement by
the public.
Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana, IN: Although Aracely's work has been
100% remote, she's been able to focus on community outreach by translating
materials and web site information into Spanish; creating social media and other non-
personal interpretiveengaging materials.
Chesapeake Bay Gateways
and Watertrails Network
Rebecca Flores
Hopewell Furnace NH Site
Yahel Delgado
Indiana Dunes National Park
Araceli Figuero
Interns work on a variety of projects for national parks, including gathering data, providing visitor services, and
developing education materials. Below are examples of some of the projects interns accomplished in 2020.
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Point Reyes National Seashore
Ruby Gonzalez
Saguaro National Park
Adrianna Murrieta
Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron
Works National Historic Sites
Maryana Carreon
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, San Juan Bautista, CA: Rebecca
Flores produced a video that takes viewers on a guided walk on the trail. Presented
primarily in English with Spanish subtitles, it shares the park's history and story in a
simple, yet vivid way.
Lassen Volcanic National Park, Darkesbad, CA: The Wilderness Act of 1964
highlights wilderness as untrammeled land, natural, undeveloped, and that provides
outstanding opportunities for solitude or primitive or unconfined type of recreation.
Every 5 years, the park examines the wilderness character of its backcountry. The
results of this survey helps to examine the impacts of increased visitation and the
capacity of the parks to meet the goals of the Wilderness Act. Lisset Olvera Chan
visited backcountry campgrounds and trails, using the amount of vegetation cover,
the appearance of waste, the number of visitors, and other factors to help examine
the quality of wilderness. The results of her work will help determine the number of
backcountry permits that should be issued in the future.
Point Reyes National Seashore, San Francisco, CA: Ruby Gonzalez developed
creative social media to raise awareness of issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and
to promote diversity in the parks. Her activities reached hundreds of viewers through
Facebook and Instagram.
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO, Estes Park, CO: Like most parks, Rocky
Mountain National Park's programming has depended on presentations that
take place onsite. Luis Avalos helped the park adapt to the need for more virtual
programming by helping to develop Distance Learning programs. Some of the
park's onsite field trip programs were converted into virtual programs, and new
programming was created to focus on the multiple habitats in the park. These
programs will be shared with classrooms nationwide.
Saguaro National Park, Tucson, AZ: Interns Adrianna Murrieta and Mallary Rae
Parker are developing the park's butterfly studies by conducting surveys. These
stationary and walking surveys will identify which species use the park and which
plants they depend on for nectar. Their work will also engage the public by inviting
visitors to also identify these pollinators. Photographs and other information will be
added to the website to help youth and adults learn about their identification and
importance to plant reproduction.
Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sitesl, Saleam, MA:
Interns Maryana and Tahmoor are working with Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron
Works National Historic Sites to engage the El Punto neighborhood in their work.
These new connections will help to create stronger relationships with surrounding
Latino communities and encourage stewardship of the area's history.
Wupatki National Monument, Flafsta,AZ: This park has a rich cultural history,
and intern Raeann Garcia worked to learn about the pueblos and to explore ways
the park can better connect with local Latino communities. She developed Discovery
Hikes that take Latino visitors into the park's backcountry. She also created a bilingual
video that summarizes the park's trails and the history of some of the Native
American pueblos that can be seen from these trails. The video will be shared at the
Arizona National Parks Festival.
As the days inch closer to my internship start date, I am lled with more
and more enthusiasm and eagerness to learn as much as I can! I know I
will never forget this experience, and I will denitely be encouraging my
friends to apply for this amazing program!”
Adiranna Murrieta, Saguaro National Park
Wupatki National Monument
Raeann Garcia
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Everglades National Park, Homestead, FL: Justin Marcano took a deeper dive
this summer into looking at the history of the people that lived in the Everglades
since pre-Colombian times. While the Everglades is known for its ecological history
and importance, Justin wanted to show that the park was also home to marginalized
communities for centuries before becoming a park.
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Menteo, NC: This summer, Mayra Ramos
created a pamphlet and three short videos on the civil rights history behind the
Freedmen's Colony. Prior to Mayra joining, Fort Raleigh had scarce educational
materials on the story about the colony that was made of freed African American
slaves during the Civil War and she took the initiative to create videos and a
pamphlet. She also fostered sustainable partnerships with nearby organizations and
community partners.
Longfellow House - Washingtons Headquarters NHS, Cambridge, MA:
This summer, Nohemi Colin created two interactive story maps for the Longfellow
House. Nohemi was able to catalog 80 items from around the world collected
by the Longfellow family on a map that visitors can see on the web. Nohemi also
incorporated another story map in which users can see if their current location was
part of the original landscape owned by the Longfellows.
Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MA: Patsy Herrera went above
and beyond this summer to do an ecological health test on the area near the
North Bridge, a historical battleground in the Revolutionary War. Patsy's findings
were helpful as the park prepares for the 250th commemoration of the American
Revolution in 2025. Patsy was able to identify the invasive species that needed to be
removed and helped continue those conversations with the park and specialists.
National Parks of Boston, Boston, MA: This summer, Ramon Galvan took the
Historias de Boston program to new levels by implementing a website for the youth
to follow along for the summer as they learned film and photography to tell the
stories of Boston. All of this was done virtually unlike past years and Ramon amazed
everyone with his ability to provide a holistic and well-rounded program to six young,
diverse Bostonians.
Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Boston, MA: This summer, Ashley
Crespo did graphic modeling by doing 2D modeling and 3D graphing to show the
physical history of the landscape at the Flight 93 Memorial. Ashley stunned everyone
with her rendering and post-processing of graphs to show the actual health of the
trees in the memorial dedicated to 9/11 victims.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, San Antonio, TX: Both Tanya
Helbig and Jazciel Solis were busy this summer creating new and fun ways to interact
with the public using social media during the times of COVID-19. They held an
Instagram live on Sustainability in Latinx families, and created a series of videos on
Sustainability in the Missions. The series of videos were all in Spanish and highlighted
rarely known facts about the Missions while also making them ADA accessible for
viewers.
San Francisco Bay Monitoring System at Point Reyes, Point Reyes, CA: Carter
Adamson was able to conduct field work with coho-salmon this summer in two
different creeks and examine their food patterns by taking samples of the food the
fish have eaten. This is important to see how the fish interact with their habitat. Carter
was able to work with the ample amount of young one year-old coho salmon.
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Mayra Ramos
Everglades National Park
Justin Marcano
San Antonio Missions
National Historical Park
Tanya Helbig
Minute Man National
Historical Park
Patsy Herrera
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Sequoia and Kings
Canyon National Parks
Cynthia
Southeast Archeological
Center
Abigail Houkes
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Three Rivers, CA: Due to COVID-19,
Cynthia had to shift from working on river and water safety to new ways in which
visitors can engage with river and water information. Cynthia researched different
do-it-yourself type of scientific activities and was able to focus on creating a
smartphone microscope. She created a prototype and was able to test it out in her
own neighborhood. The park will be able to use her invention to use in the future.
Southeast Archeological Center, Tallahassee, FL: This summer, Abigail Houkes
spent her time labeling and entering data into the Comparative Collection for the
SEAC. She also learned how to edit videos and was able to create a series of videos
focusing on diversity within archeology and posted them on SEAC's Facebook page.
NPS Citizen Science Committee, Washington, D.C.: Andrea Miralles-Barboza
went above and beyond this summer for the NPS Citizen Science Comittee as she
tried to gather data on how national parks across the country engaged with Latinx
communities through citizen science opportunities. She was able to narrow down a
few places that did and wrote recommendations for NPS sites to engage with Latinx
communities specifically.
WORDS FROM OUR SUPERVISORS
For the second year, we've been blessed to have a LHIP intern serving with us at Hopewell. Working with
Jhulian in 2019 and Yahel in 2020 have been some of the greatest highlights of my entire NPS career.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with such incredible people.
Neil Koch - Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Communication was smooth and timely. And we certainly appreciated the exibility of a program team
in modifying the position to be half virtual and half on site.
Margie Con - Minute Man National Historical Park
Everyone I communicated with at HAF was excellent. They were friendly, accessible and worked to make
the internships successful.
Josh Nelson - Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
This is a great program. Despite the COVID-19 set backs, we were able to oer a meaningful internship
experience that was mutually benecial. This was due to teamwork and problem solving.
Christopher Bentley - Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
We have had outstanding experiences with LHIP interns. Over the years, we have kept in touch with
many of the former LHIP interns.
Naomi Torres - Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
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LHIP INTERNSHIP HOST SITES
Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network
Dinosaur National Monument
Fire Island National Seashore/Division of Interpretation,
Education and Volunteers
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Indiana Dunes National Park
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Lassen Volcanic National Park (LAVO)- Resources
Management Division
Point Reyes National Seashore
Rocky Mountain National Park - Division of Interpretation,
Education & Outreach
Saguaro National Park (2 interns)
Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites
(2 interns)
Wupatki National Monument
Everglades National Park
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Longfellow House - Washingtons Headquarters NHS
Minute Man National Historical Park
National Parks of Boston
Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (2 interns)
San Francisco Bay Monitoring System at Point Reyes
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Southeast Archeological Center
WASO - NPS Citizen Science Committee
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PROJECT
HIGHLIGHTS
Astrid Garcia
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, CO
Astrid integrated her love of geology with a new-found passion for outreach and education at Florissant Fossil Beds
National Monument (FLFO). Her work included interpretation, outreach to park visitors, translation of materials to
Spanish, and developing educational displays.
Her outreach has even expanded outside FLFO to engage with activities at other national parks. She collaborated
with artist Karen Ceballos at Oregon Pipe National Monument to create graphics for a "loteria" activity, a traditional
game similar to bingo. The game illustrates the geologic, paleontologic and scenic resources of the park, and the
activity will help Latino families learn about the park during a game night. She also created a Choose Your Own
Eocene Adventure game that features diverse characters with ctionalized individual personalities that are appealing
to children. Other artwork depicts a Latino family in front of a petried Redwood stump known as the Big Stump
along with other images that connect Latino heritage and culture to the park.
Her research on the fossilized plants and mammals found in Mexico, Central and South America was developed into
a kid-friendly map image. And she worked with the park's volunteer historian to learn about Mexican and Spanish
settlers in Colordo. To express the geology and paleontology of the park and its importance to Latino culture, she
is used this history to develop poems about the topics with Franklin Cruz, a freelance poet. These poems were
performed in videos for public enjoyment.
All of her work will be published on the FLFO website and will be shared via social media, virtually with camps and
school districts across the state, and to educators across the country.
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Araceli Figueroa
Indiana Dunes National Park, IN
As Araceli describes, working remotely for a park that is located many miles away requires resilience. Some days,
she was beaming with energy, homemade matcha latte in hand, checking o her tasks, while others days she
was challenged to nd motivation, slowly punching in letters on her keyboard. Like other interns and park sta,
however, she met the challenges with optimism and found that her virtual job oered unique opportunities to
create her own projects, in addition to those identied in her work plan.
Some of her work will help the park reach out to local Latino communities. She joined a virtual reunion of People
of Color Leaders at the Dunes, which makes a conscious eort to create a welcoming atmosphere for all visitors,
including those who have not historically felt welcome at national parks. These communications, though hosted
remotely, were inspiring, because they brought together many professionals who are genuinely passionate about
making the park a more equitable green space for all and to increasing diversity in the region's leadership roles.
As Outreach Assistant, Araceli developed new ways to reach the public about the park, including direct
communication with park sta and partners and social media. In a video about the park, Araceli is featured as the
visitor, walking through the history of the park. Though she sat in California, her background features the habitats of
Indiana Dunes and other examples of its extraordinatry features.
To make the park more accessible to Spanish speakers, Araceli also translated park brochures and junior ranger
pledges into Spanish, added Spanish captions to educational videos, and worked to establish permanent
collaborations with diverse communities.
"We are also thrilled with Araceli and working with her has been so benecial.
She brings a great wealth of knowledge, expertise and creativity."
Kimberly Swift, Chief of Education, Indiana Dunes National Park
"I was over the moon ecstatic to be oered the position of
outreach assistant at Indiana Dunes National Park! I saw
it as an opportunity to nally explore longtime interests
of mine: conservation and fostering environmental
stewardship within Latinx communities."
- Araceli Figueroa
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Luis Ávalos
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Rocky Mountain National Park's Division of Interpretation, Education, & Outreach is going virtual, and Luis' work
provided new ways to connect with students. He contributed to a Distance Learning Program that will be shared
with classrooms nationwide. Explorations of the park that were once held in-person were adapted, so that they can
be shared digitally.
Five distance learning programs will ultimately reach visitors virtually, and these are: Ecosystem Explorers, Animals of
RMNP, Who Works in a National Park, and What is a National Park? Luis was thrilled to have the opportunity to be in
the park to develop the programs. Visiting unique sites, such as Lake Haiyaha, helped him to understand the biotic
zones of the Rocky Mountains. Not only did his forays into the park's backcountry oer breathtaking views, these
trips also gave him educational content and hands-on experience with the topics he interpreted.
Developing each virtual experience was complicated. While working on Ecosystem Explorers, for example, he
viewed live zoom presentations of the program to learn about how the topic could be shared. Afterwards, he
reviewed program outlines and explored how the lesson correlates with Colorados State Standards for education.
Through each step of his work, he met with park sta for review and feedback of his work. After each review and
edit, he could see large improvments in his work.
For more information about the park's Distance Learning Program and to see Luis' work, please visit:
https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/education/learning/index.htm
"Not only do I work with some amazing
people, but I am also living in an
absolutely beautiful national park!"
- Luis Ávalos
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Luis Garcia Falcón
Dinosaur National Monument, UT
The internship at Dinosaur National Monument focuses on learning more about Monarch populations in the
park. However, Luis had the opportunity to experience a variety of jobs within the conservation eld. In addition
to studying Monarchs, he learned about electroshing with the Utah Department of Natural Resources, where
electricity is used to shock sh, making them easier to catch. This enables biologists to survey the shing stock
in Utah's Green River and and to t native sh with tracking devices for continued monitoring. He also joined the
Bureau of Land Management on a mission to vaccinate Prairie Dogs against the Sylvatic plague. This was his rst
time directly handling animals that weren't insects. The process included tagging prarie dogs, recording their
weight, drawing blood, and releasing them.
Among his favorite activities at the park was creating social media posts to share various topics from Monarchs
to Night Sky quality metering. This gave him the opportunity to connect with the general public in a way that was
engaging and safe during COVID-19. He was also entrusted with the annual night sky quality metering, which
required long hours of gazing at the endless night sky.
Insects did remain central to his work, however, and he learned about declining populations of Monarch butteries.
His work will contribute to the park's growing knowledge of how this animal uses the habitats in the area and
an estimate of the numbers found there. The quality of this year's Monarch season will be determined by the
overwintering populations in Mexico, Arizona, and California. Even with low numbers, Luis enjoyed his work
capturing Monarchs and searching for their eggs and larvae.
"It has been a great learning experience
in a eld of biology that I had no real
experience with before. It opened my eyes
to the large community of conservationists
and NGOs ghting for Monarch butteries
and their migration."
- Luis Garcia Falcon
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"Jazciel Solis did exceptional work as the Tricentennial
Outreach Intern at San Antonio Missions National Historical
Park. Jazciel brought engaging bilingual content to our park
social media channels, which helped the park to connect
with diverse audiences in our surrounding communities
and across the country."
- Justine Hanrahan
Visual Information Specialist at SAAM
Tanya Helbig & Jazciel Solis
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park,TX
Originally we had all fteen sites picked out, but due to COVID, we had four sites decide to cancel their projects.
Because we have developed a great relationship with San Antonio Missions since the beginning of the LHIP,
we thought they would be great to host an additional intern. When we asked if they would be interested, they
automatically said yes.
The two interns collaborated to create a series of videos on sustainability within the park, including a cooking
video to show the historical culture that exists, and collaborated with Hispanic Access to do a joint Instagram Live
on sustainability within Latino culture. All of these ideas came from the two interns brainstorming with the San
Antonio team. Since both interns were local to San Antonio, they were able to meet and lm content for their videos
together while also practicing social distancing.
It was an even more special year because the two LHIP interns got to work and collaborate with Chantelle Ruidant-
Hansen who was an LHIP intern. Chantelle was extended through partner funding and nally got hired on as the
rst bilingual park ranger at San Antonio Missions.
Although COVID posed a threat to the quality of the intern experience, San Antonio Missions went above and
beyond to provide a well-rounded program that impacted both of the interns in multiple ways.
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Patsy Herrera
Minute Man National Historical Park, MA
Minute Man National Historical Park hosted another LHIP intern, Patsy Herrera this summer. Although many sites
went virtual due to COVID, Patsy was able to travel down from New Jersey to do on-site eld work for the duration
of her internship. Patsy was able to work closely with Margie Brown who has served as the supervisor of LHIP interns
for the past two years. Patsy was able to work with experts to help identify current insects, spiders, grasses to assess
the ecological health of the area. She did this in order to see which insects and grasses were invasive species to the
area around the North Bridge. This is critical work for Minute Man NHP as the North Bridge is the most visited part of
the park and they want the surrounding area to be historically accurate to what the area was like at the beginning
of the Revolutionary War.
The park is currently focused on 2025, the 250th commemoration of the American Revolution and with this critical
work that was done by Patsy, they can seek funding to help improve the ecological health of the aected area.
Patsy also organized various Latino Conservation Week events alongside Nohemi Colin, a fellow LHIP intern at
the Longfellow House. Patsy went above and beyond to connect with Nohemi and bring two parks together to
celebrate the week.
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These interactive, dynamic online exhibits are
particularly signicant in a year where the
site is not open for in-person interpretation.
These projects have demonstrated the utility of
StoryMaps as a tool for interpretation of dierent
historical stories. Nohemi presented teach-backs
of her skills learned in research, mapping in
ArcGIS, and building StoryMaps to NPS standards
to NPS sta as part of the conclusion of her
internship, leaving the park with both inspiration
and concrete tools for further work.
- Kathryn Hanson Plass
Acting Archives Specialist
Nohemi Colin
Longfellow House Washingtons Headquarters National Historic Site, MA
Nohemi Colin worked virtually this summer from Chicago, Illinois while her LHIP site was in Cambridge,
Massachusetts. This summer, Nohemi created two interactive story maps that described the estate boundaries
within Boston and also the artifacts the Longfellows collected during their travels around the world. Nohemi had to
work diligently with Kate Hanson Plass and Chris Beagan to be inclusive of the lands that they were covering.
Due to dimensions of photographs, their project was going to be cut to 40 items instead of 80 but Nohemi worked
hard to look in their archive for photos of items and was able to collect over 80 items to share in her second story
map. Nohemi worked really hard to get the work done and was able to conduct a teach back the last week of her
internship to the Northeast region and stay connected with GIS specialists in NPS.
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Justin Marcano
Everglades National Park, FL
This summer, Everglades National Park hosted Justin Marcano as a Cultural History Education Intern, further
developing the Hole in the Donut work done by last years LHIP intern, David Riera. Although Justin was not able
to work in the oce, he was able to explore Everglades on day excursions by himself with the guidance of his
supervisor, Yvette Cano because he lived within driving distance to the park. Each week he researched the cultural
component of the Everglades, looking past the ecological history, and focusing on the history of the people that
lived there before.
He came to discover that many marginalized communities lived there and suered from displacement, diseases
and poverty. Justins curiosity helped him develop a more holistic approach and storytelling of Native American and
Black communities that lived in the Everglades at one point.
Even with so much research needed to be done in order to complete all of his requirements, Justin attended every
webinar, call with the HAF team, and engaged with other LHIP interns during group calls.
JOINING THE WORKFORCE
Eduardo J. Chaidez
Park Guide GS5, Volunteer
Coordinator-Interpretation
John Muir NHS, CA
Alvin Rivera
Park Guide GS5
San Francisco Maritime
NHP, CA
Francisco Uribe
John Muir NHS, CA
An important component of LHIP is ensuring that interns compete well for jobs. We provide additional training,
mentorship, and assistance with resumes, interviews, letters of recommendation, and more. Our interns credit their
internships for creating pathways to careers in natural resources. Meet some of the interns who are now pursuing
their passions as federal employees, in nonpermanent positions with the NPS and other federal agencies, and with
other nongovernmental organizations.
Tomás Deza
Outdoor Recreation Planner
NPS, D.C.
Cristina Martinez Guzmán
Sequoia & Kings Canyon
NP, CA
Yaneris Soto Muñiz
International Institute
of Tropical Forestry
Hightlights of Interns Hired by Other Federal
and Non-governmental Organizations
Ashleyann Perez Rivera
US Fish & Wildlife Service HQ,
Falls Church, VA
LEGEND
NF - National Forest
NHP = National Historical Park
NHS - National Historic Site
NM = National Monument
NP = National Park
Gibrán Lule-Hurtado
Community Planner NPS
GS11/12,
Rivers, Trails and Conservation
Assistance, TX
Permanent Hires
Seasonal Hires
Roxana Saravia
Cape Hatteras National
Seashore, NC
Jessica Millman
Wilderness Planner
Fairbanks, AK
Genomé Rodriguez Raya
Sequoia & Kings Canyon,
CA
Rocio Gomez
Sequoia & Kings Canyon,
CA
Lindsay Martinez
Wildlife Management
East Foundation, TX
Brandon Barragan
Point Reyes National
Seashore Association, CA
Evelyn Hurtado
Inland Empire Resource
Conservation District, CA
Evelyn Arredondo Ramirez
Hispanic Access Foundation
Washington, DC
Natias Mathias
Southeast Archeological
Center, FL
Astrid Garcia
SCA, Florissant CO
Edgar Hernández
Benet Authorizer GS9
Social Security Administration
Chicago, IL
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CAREER
WORKSHOP
In 2020, the LHIP team adapted quickly to the needs of the parks and the interns. The annual gathering of interns
in-person was cancelled, but a dynamic virtual program was developed to provide additional training, motivate
discussion, and provide opportunities for the interns to interact. The 4-day workshop was conducted via Zoom,
with portions livestreamed to Facebook to reach the broader public. A new website was developed to provide the
schedule and to highlight the many guest speakers who contributed to the workshop. Because of the virtual nature
of the program, we involved a more diverse group of presenters than previous years.
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Guest Speakers
10
Alumni
4
Days LIVE
www.diversityinconservation.org/lhip
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WORKSHOP
PRESENTERS
The virtual workshop gave us the opportunity to work with special guest speakers across the country. Authors,
CEO's, and National Park Service sta shared their stories, their expertise, and their experience and engaged interns
in dynamic conversations.
Guest Speakers
Noel Lopez
REGIONAL CULTURAL
ANTHROPOLOGIST FOR THE
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, NPS
Doug Hale
HUMAN RESOURCES
SPECIALIST, NPS
Carolyn Finney
STORYTELLER, AUTHOR, AND
CULTURAL GEOGRAPHER
Carlos Martinez
PRESIDENT & CEO, LATINO
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Ruben Andrade
SUPERINTENDENT, CÉSAR E.
CHÁVEZ NATIONAL
MONUMENT, NPS
Maite Arce
CEO & FOUNDER, HISPANIC
ACCESS FOUNDATION
Lisa Collins
OWNER, EDUCATION THROUGH
ENGAGEMENT
Franklin Cruz
POET
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Crystal Gailes
HUMAN RESOURCES
SPECIALIST, NPS
Angelou Ezeilo
CEO & FOUNDER, GREENING
YOUTH FOUNDATION
Andrea Droulers-Trejo
PRINCIPAL, TOTAL TALENT
MANAGEMENT INC.
Susan Boneld
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR &
FOUNDER - ENVIRONMENT FOR
THE AMERICAS
Vanessa Torres
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF VISITOR
SERVICES, NPS
Naomi Torres
SUPERINTENDENT, NPS
George McDonald
DIVISION CHIEF, NATIONAL PARK
SERVICE YOUTH PROGRAMS
DIVISION
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Alumni
Former LHIP interns joined the workshop to provide advice to 2020 interns, describe their careers, and answer
questions about working for the federal government. Some of these alumni are now working for NPS, while others
have positions with other federal agencies or non-governmental organizations, and some are in school.
Daniela Alviz
LHIP INTERN, 2016
Chantelle Ruidant-Hansen
LHIP INTERN, 2016
Ashleyann Perez-Rivera
LHIP INTERN, 2016
Norma Hartell
LHIP INTERN, 2016
Cristina Martínez
LHIP INTERN, 2016
Sophia Bass Werner
LHIP INTERN, 2017
Manny Galavitz
LHIP INTERN, 2015
Gibrán Lule
LHIP INTERN, 2015
Edgar Hernández
LHIP INTERN, 2019
David Riera
LHIP INTERN, 2019
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Intern Presentations
DHA-RA interns gave 15-minute oral presentation about their projects during the virutal Career and Leadership
Workshop. PLC interns developed project posters and also shared their work through presentations. All
presentations were livestreamed through the LHIP Facebook.
Recognition of Outstanding Interns
Six interns were recognized for their exceptional eort during their internships, including performance at the
parks, completion of requirements, such as blogs and reports, and activities that went above and beyond the tasks
dened in their ppositio descriptions.
Rebecca Flores
Juan Bautista de Anza National
Historic Trail, CA
Jhulian Garcia
Fire Island National Seashore, NY
Astrid Garcia
Florissant Fossil Beds National
Monument, CO
Ashley Crespo
Olmsted Center for Landscape
Preservation, MA
Justin Marcano
Everglades National Park, FL
Patsy Herrera
Minute Man National Historical
Park, MA
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MEDIA
HIGHLIGHTS
Jhulian Gutierrez, Fire Island National Seashore, NY
Jhulian's work was highlighted by the National Park Service, and his interview describes how his interest in
working for the NPS has grown. He was also interviewed with National Park Service leaders.
https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=80A3FC02-9AE5-1E03-ACDFCB0FC04D9493
https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/jhulian-gutierrez-beginnings.htm
Andrea Miralles-Barboza - NPS Article
Andrea Miralles-Barboza explains her passion for bringing diversity to Citizen Science projects done by NPS
sites across the country. She also shares the importance of dierent perspectives and minds to help protect and
conserve the environment.
https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/andrea-miralles-barboza.htm?utm_source=article&utm_
medium=website&utm_campaign=experience_more
Mayra Ramos, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site - NPS Article
Mayra Ramos was interviewed by her supervisor to answer how she was encouraged to apply to LHIP.
Ramos now sees herself working for a public agency after her LHIP experience.
https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/mayra-ramos-interpretation-and-virtual-engagement-intern.
htm?utm_source=article&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=experience_more
Jhulian Gutierrez Mayra Ramos
Tahmoor Chadury - NPS Articles
Tahmoor conducted interviews with National Park Service sta to learn more about their career pathways.
https://nps.gov/articles/000/socrates-trinidad.htm
https://nps.gov/articles/000/tahmoor-chadury.htm
https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/maryann-zujewski.htm
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PROGRAM
SUPPORT AND
SUSTAINABILITY
...it has been an amazing 8 weeks. Although I did not expect to
work remotely from my little jungle (my room), I am still having a
very unique experience that I am signicantly grateful for."
Sheila L Garcia, Chesapeake Bay Gateway and Watertrails Network
The National Park Service Youth Programs Division support for the Latino Heritage Internship Program
provided 11 - 12 week internships, travel and lodging, uniforms and eld supplies, and training and mentoring
throughout the internships.
Program partners leveraged additional LHIP positions and extensions, and parks contributed funding to
support intern travel , some extensions, and lodging. LHIP funding is detailed below.
FUNDS PARK AMOUNT
Extensions
& Additional
internships
Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites $28,214
Florissant Fossill Beds National Monument $11,420
Fire Island National Seashore $8,977
National Parks of Boston $1,839
Mission Heritage Partners $1,220
Lodging
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail $2,500
Saguaro National Park $1,500
Travel Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation $578.63
Programmatic
Support
National Park Service - Washington D.C. Area Support Oce $425,000
In-Kind
Contributed time developing Diversityin Conservation website
$1,000
TOTAL FUNDING $482,248.63
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Tahmoor Chadury The Ohio State University
Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites, MA
Tahmoor is a rising senior and on track to attain a double major in history and biology. He is the child
of immigrants; his mother is Chilean and his father is from Pakistan. He was born and raised in New
York City. This summer, he worked at Salem Maritime National Historic Site on a grassroots outreach
program that aims to make our nation’s parks more inclusive and wide-reaching for the Latino
population. He hopes to gain real-life experience and make many memories as well! In his free time, he
likes to hike, listen to jam bands, play basketball, and spend hours looking at maps and flags.
Maryana Carreon University of California, Santa Barbara
Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites, MA
Maryana is from Hemet, California and a first-generation college graduate and daughter of Mexican
immigrants. She recently graduated with a major in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in History.
She became interested in LHIP because because she wants to pursue a career with the National
Park Service (NPS) and felt that this program is the perfect way to combine her career interest with
her cultural heritage. She wants to explore the many ways the NPS preserves history and recreation.
She appreciates that the Latino Heritage Internship Program encourages the Latino community to
engage and participate in conservation and preservation, as this is important and historical work that
may cause many Latinos to feel left out of or not necessarily connected to our national parks. With
this experience, she hopes to engage and connect communities to the National Park Service and to
discover and explore my own interests in this greater context of conservation and culture.
Luis Avalos Kansas State University
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Luis is a Mexican-Salvadoran-American born and raised in southwest Kansas. He is currently
completing his undergraduate studies at Kansas State University and will be graduating in December
of 2020. Upon graduating, he will receive a B.S. from the College of Agriculture majoring in Park
Management & Conservation with a secondary major in Natural Resources & Environmental Science
and a minor in Music. His past field work experience includes working with the Conservation Legacy-
Appalachian Conservation Corps in Virginia where he engaged in conservation projects across the
Shenandoah Valley. He returned again in the summer of 2020, but this time as a crew leader to inspire
and grow the next environmental stewards. In the future, he desires to continue his passion for
preserving the environment by becoming an Interpretative Park Ranger and guiding individuals on
their personal journeys towards environmental protection.
Environment for the Americas Intern Proles
Yahel Delgado-Diaz • Universidad de Puerto Rico Arecibo
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site , PA
Yahel would like to become a teacher, a coach and a mentor for kids like himself. He is also planning
on studying long-term with the goal of achieving a Ph.D. in sports management. The reason for his
interest in LHIP and all of his efforts is his never-ending passion for education and hopes of creating
a generation full of capable people with the potential to become athletes and to guide them to a
better future. He believes we should all have the same opportunities to succeed and become what we
want in life. Yahel comes from a long line of educators, and this is a calling for him. His goal is to be an
inspiring educator in any environment, and LHIP is his first internship. Yahel believes that Puerto Rico’s
educational system does not encourage other methods of work and does not challenge its youth. He
aspires to change that.
Appendix I: Intern Bios
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Araceli Figueroa • California State University, Fullerton
Indiana Dunes National Park, IN
Araceli graduated in May of 2017 with a BFA in Creative Photography and coursework in Art Education.
She constantly seeks educational opportunities outside of formal educational institutions. In 2018,
she took a six-week-long course on launching a food business from the local countys small business
development center. In addition, she continues to take advantage of the courses and certification
programs her city job offers. She applied for the LHIP Outreach Assistant Internship because it
aligns with her personal interests to expand community development, communication/marketing,
environmental education, and resource equity. This program also allowed her to better understand
her specific interests and career goals. She was thrilled to contribute her Spanish speaking skills,
making valuable cultural connections, and using her graphic design and technical editing skills to
create new educational materials. As an outreach assistant, she had the humbling opportunity to
work on increasing park visitor diversity and inspiring individuals, especially Latinx folks, to recognize
the important role they have in advocating for our parks conservancy. Her professional interest is to
creatively promote conservancy and environmental education, regardless of what field her chosen
profession is in.
Luis Garcia Falcon Florida International University
Dinosaur National Monument, UT
Luis is a passionate advocate for the natural world and science communicator who worked at Dinosaur
National Monument. He was born in Cuba and moved to the United States of America at the age of
five. Now, he lives in Miami, Florida where he spends the majority of his time in the Everglades, Florida
Springs or Pine Rocklands photographing its unmatched beauty. He is a senior at Florida International
University graduating with a Bachelors in Sustainability and the Environment. His interests include the
full range of the environmental field, from research and policy to communications. Specifically, he is
interested in how scientific data can be used to promote ethical and equitable conservation of natural
resources and environmental justice of underprivileged communities. At Dinosaur NM, he studied
the Monarch butterfly population of the Great Basin region, as well as worked with local communities
and visitors to share the project and connect them with the natural resources around them. After
the project, he wants to continue his education and complete a Ph.D. in the Environmental and
Conservation field.
Rebecca Flores • University of California, Berkeley
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, CA
Rebecca grew up along the U.S. – Mexico border in a small town called Laredo. In this Texas oasis,
she nurtured her passion for community work. She was raised in a Mexican-American household
where she learned the value of hard work and devotion. She received her Bachelor of Arts at Smith
College where she double-majored in Architecture and Italian Studies. This experience expanded her
understanding of the built environment, made her trilingual, and allowed her to expand a vibrant
Latinx organization on campus with the help of close friends. She is currently pursuing her Masters
in Architecture at the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. Her
work in architecture revolves around social and environmental issues. Through the Latino Heritage
Internship program, she helped to build cultural bridges from the national parks to under-served
Latinx communities.
Astrid Garcia University of California, Riverside
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, CO
Astrid's hometown is Hesperia, California, where her parents immigrated from Colima, Mexico.
Growing up in the Mojave Desert, she saw how the desert landscape is easily impacted by people
who fail to appreciate and understand the importance of these areas. Prior to college, she wasn’t
aware of her local geology until taking introductory courses. Through her education, she realized the
importance of the geologic sciences in relation to my surroundings. Astrid's interests range from the
application of remote sensing technology, to tectonics geomorphology, to land conservation, and to
educational advocacy of the earth sciences. She spends her time participating and volunteering with
local organizations to accomplish clean-ups, habitat restoration projects, and community outreach.
She is thankful to LHIP for allowing her to combine her passion and knowledge to inspire families to
treasure the rich geologic history at Florissant Fossil Beds NM.
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Raeann Garcia Auburn University
Wupatki National Monument, AZ
In May 2020, Raeann received her Masters degree in geoscience. She studied the geochemistry and
geochronology of gold and silver epithermal deposits in Silver City, Idaho. She previously received her
B.S. in Geology at the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied the microstratigraphy of MVT
deposits in Tennessee. She was very excited to be a part of LHIP, because ever since middle school,
she has been passionate about increasing the diversity and inclusivity in STEM. LHIP gave her the
opportunity to contribute. Raeann was also enthusiastic to share her knowledge and love of geology
to audiences who may not know anything about the subject. LHIP also serves as an entryway to
experience with the National Park Service, and she expanded her professional network. Ideally, Raeann
would like to work in an environment where she is broadening someones perspective of the Earth
and geoscience. She also want to be in a position where she can lead and create opportunities for
underrepresented communities to engage with geosciences.
Sheila Lucero Garcia • California Baptist University
Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network, MD
Sheila is a senior majoring in Anthropology with a concentration in Cultural Anthropology. She has
extensive education in Anthropology and Environmental Science. Her interest in LHIP comes from her
passion, as well as from the overall mission of the National Park Service. She has always been interested
in protecting the environment and strives to be a steward of the environment. In the last four years,
she has gained an appreciation and passion for anthropology. Culture is fascinating to her in every way
and in her opinion, it is important for it to be preserved just as much as the environment. This program
gave her the opportunity to put her expertise and experience to work within the NPS, which has
been a lifelong career goal for her. In terms of professional interest, LHIP gave her the chance to learn
about the National Park Service and the many different branches of working towards conservation
and preservation. She was excited to see what her project would bring to the Hispanic community in
Maryland!
Ruby Gonzalez California State University Long Beach
Point Reyes National Seashore, CA
Ruby is a first-generation college graduate with a Bachelors in Science in Environmental Studies.
Although her academic studies heavily emphasized the biological and ecological components of
Environmental Science, her work experience centers around Environmental Justice and the social
implications of environmental issues. She believes that to be a great scientist, social disparities must
be acknowledged and assessed. Her career goal is to bridge the gap between overburdened and
underrepresented communities and the institutions that burden them. She currently works as an
outdoor science teacher for elementary school-aged kids where she teaches environmental lessons
in outdoor environments, such as regional parks. She loves working alongside nature and states that
"nature is the best coworker." She was very excited to learn more about the National Park Service and is
especially grateful for LHIP and the opportunity to explore all that our National Parks have to offer.
Jhulian Gutierrez • Broward College
Fire Island National Seashore, NY
Jhulian was born and raised in Miami, Florida, but currently reside in Sunrise, Florida. Ever since he was
a young boy, he has been fascinated with zoology and wildlife conservation. Growing up, his aunt,
who is also his mentor, would tell him stories of her career in environmental science and work as a
park ranger. These stories left him in awe, and as a result, his love for wildlife conservation has grown
stronger every minute. He dreams of one day having a career that he loves and that will challenge
him every day. As a first-generation college student, this has become a passion. He is now at Broward
College, where he is pursuing an associates degree. He then wants to transfer to a university to obtain
his bachelor's in marine zoology and a minor in education. This is Jhulian's second season with LHIP,
and he is very grateful for the contributions the experiences will make to his futue career.
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Adrianna Murrieta Pima Community College
Saguaro National Park, AZ
Adrianna will be transferring to the University of Arizona in the fall, where she will be working towards
a Bachelors degree in Conservation Biology. She is interested in LHIP, because it gives Latino students
a chance to gain access to the skills and knowledge that they may not have previously had. Latinos are
an underrepresented community and it is chances like this that allow Latinos to get their foot in the
door and earn their way to having a better life. For her, this program in particular stood out, because
it is a chance to learn how to do professional work in the field, as opposed to many other internships
that are lab-based. It is her goal and dream to work as a scientist, and her work at Saguaro National
Park gave her hands-on field experience, learning and practicing science. Because she is interested in
Conservation Biology as well as marine science, she hopes to one day do her own research or work
for the National Park Service. Some of the skills she gained during her internship included teamwork,
observation, how to record data, and communication skills. These are skills that she will take with her
and use throughout her career.
Lisset Olvera Chan • Bemidji State University
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
In fall 2020, Lisset will finish her major in Wildlife Biology after completing her internship as a
Wilderness intern at Lassen Volcanic National Park in California. She was born in Cancun, Mexico
and moved to Minnesota when she was 6 years old. Once in the country, she became a US citizen.
Since she was a young girl, Lisset has had a love for the outdoors and the animals that live there.
Over the years, her passion for wildlife grew as she learned more about conservation and protecting
endangered and at-risk species. Working with the National Park Service helped her learn more about
how the United States approaches wildlife conservation. LHIP also connected her to other young
Latinos who are passionate about wildlife and environmental conservation, furthering her interest in
wildlife. One of her career goals is to work for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and
work in non-game wildlife to help others understand the importance of wildlife and to help protect
birds and other non-game animals. Lisset also aspires to become an ornithologist, so she can study
and interact with wild birds in their habitats.
Mallary Rae Parker • University of Arizona
Saguaro National Park, AZ
Mallary studied Natural Resources with an emphasis in Conservation Biology at the University of
Arizona and graduated in May 2019. They got a minor in Molecular and Cellular Biology and another
in Anthropology. They can do research on animals, plants, genetics, and cultures and hope to find a
position that combines all of those passions into work that empowers communities to conserve the
environment. Their past research experience includes studies of plant genetics, the biodiversity of
the Kimberley region in Western Australia, frog genetics, lizard behavior patterns on the UA campus,
and the bird biodiversity of Tumamoc Hill. Mallary enjoys fieldwork and has always had an interest in
learning more about insects. Their 2020 internship with LHIP engaged them in studying the butterflies
of Saguaro National Park and they shared that this is their favorite park.
As I’m nishing my third week of my internship, I have learned a lot
about Wupatki and everything it has to oer. I’ve spent a lot of time
roaming the trails by myself to get acquainted with everything, so
that I’ll be ready to answer any visitors question at any moment!”
RaeAnn Garcia – Wupatki National Monument
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Ashley Crespo The State University of New York
Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, MA
Born and raised in New York, Ashley Crespo is a first year Masters of Landscape Architecture student
at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She completed her undergraduate studies
at the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Architecture and Environmental Science in May 2017.
Since then, she has camped her way from New York to Alaska, exploring 31 states and many landscape
wonders. This experience confirmed her passion for the outdoors and the realities of the human
interactions with the surrounding environment. She continues her work as a Landscape Ecologist on
Long Island and hopes her studies will inform better design practices to increase the quantity and
quality of human connection to nature. When she is not out exploring, Ashley can be found sketching
or learning how to snowboard.
Nohemi Colin Southern Illinois University
Longfellow House Washingtons Headquarters National Historic Site, MA
Nohemi Colin is from Chicago, IL. She is a first-generation college graduate from SIUe where she
earned a B.A. in international studies, focused on sustainability and development, with a minor in
environmental studies. In the spring of 2019, She studied abroad with Semester at Sea and gained a
global comparative experience sailing to several countries around the world. While studying abroad,
Nohemi became interested in visiting and learning more about UNESCO World Heritage Sites. She
continues to travel and visit many American history sites and national parks which is what ultimately
drew her to the Longfellow House-Washingtons Headquarters National Historic Site. She was excited
to help put the pieces together and help visitors understand the evolution of the neighborhood by
mapping changes to the historic property using GIS Story Maps.
Cynthia Agustin • California State University
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA
Cynthia Agustin is a first-generation Guatemalan-American, born and raised in Southern California.
She grew up going on hikes and camping trips with her family, and fell in love with the outdoors at a
young age. Her most cherished memories involve visiting National Parks in California, where she found
her passion in conservation and sustainability. While growing up in Southern California, she witnessed
the environmental and social impacts that climate change and pollution has had on her community,
which inspired her to pursue her education in environmental science. Cynthia is currently a senior
at California State University, Long Beach, where she will obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental
Science and Policy with a Minor in Geography. In the future, she plans to further her education and
pursue a Masters degree in environmental conservation. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking,
hiking, spending time with her family and friends, and hopes to visit many more National Parks
throughout the country.
Carter Adamson University of California
San Francisco Bay Area Monitoring System at Point Reyes, CA
A second-generation Cuban American, Carter spent his youth gaining an appreciation for nature in
the forests, streams, and mountains of Virginia. Inspired to aid in the preservation and understanding
of wildlife and wild spaces, he attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, earning a Bachelor
of Science in Ecology in 2020. He believes that ecological research and hands-on conservation are
more important now than ever before. He has conducted two independent ecological field studies
– one on wildflowers in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and the other on crabs and sea urchins
in the coral reefs near Cuajiniquil, Costa Rica. Additionally, he has participated in larger studies of
California wildflowers and deer populations in Virginia. In the future, he hopes to continue building on
these research and applied fieldwork experiences in order to make a difference and help protect the
environment. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, SCUBA diving, and playing bass guitar, and he is also in
the process of writing a novel.
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Abigail Houkes Florida State University
Southeast Archeological Center, FL
Abigail Houkes is a Mexican-American recent anthropology graduate from Florida State University.
During her undergraduate career, Abigail focused on researching biological anthropology, specifically
osteological analysis of different populations and researching forensic anthropology at the University
of South Florida. Also, during her time in undergrad, Abigail was involved in her local community
through a community service co-ed fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. Her passion for community
service can be seen through working on the Menstrual Hygiene Project, which assists in providing
menstrual hygiene materials to the local homeless shelters and being on the leadership board for
three consecutive semesters. In the future, in fall 2020, Abigail will begin her masters program in
anthropology studying forensic anthropological methodologies in the hopes of helping victims and
their families. Other passions Abigail has is hiking, cross-stitching, thrifting, attending music concerts,
and going to her local coffee shops.
Patsy Herrer Montclair State University
Minute Man National Historical Park, MA
Patsy Herrera is an undergraduate Biology major with a concentration in Environmental Science and
a minor in Anthropology from Montclair State University. Born and raised in New Jersey, Patsy and
her twin brother are first generation Mexican-Americans. Her interests focus on research and doing
fieldwork in ecological agriculture that aids in conservation and food scarcity in underprivileged
communities. During her undergraduate studies, she was part of a research project in Madagascar led
by a Montclair State professor as a field assistant, an intern for PSEG Institute for Sustainable Studies,
STEM Pioneer Mentor, and Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation mentor and scholar. She
also enjoys learning about soil science, insects, data analytics, permaculture, and making GIS maps.
In her free time she enjoys painting, gardening, going on picnics with friends, and volunteering for
nonprofits that support underrepresented people. Patsy will be completing her undergraduate degree
in May 2020. She is grateful to be part of LHIP this summer with the people at Minute Man National
Historical Park.
Tanya Helbig • St. Marys University
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, TX
Tanya Helbig was born in Kiel, Germany, but raised in San Antonio Texas. She is a second-generation
college student working towards an undergraduate degree at St. Marys University in Environmental
Science and minoring in Business Administration. She has worked on projects during her
undergraduate education that involved sustainability, conservation, and environmental management.
Her goal is to promote sustainability in all communities and inspire others to become more
environmentally active. Tanya aspires to work with either non-profit organizations or government
agencies relating to environmental management/policy. She is proud of her Mexican/German culture
because it has made her the diverse and open-minded person she is today. In her free time, she enjoys
getting out of the city and going to parks to enjoy the great outdoors. National parks have always
had a special place in her heart and have been the reason she cherishes the preservation of natural
environments.
Ramon Galvan Harvard College
National Parks of Boston, MA
Ramon was born and raised in a small town in Texas. As a freshman in high school, Ramon first
operated a video camera during a live production of the Special Olympics held at his school. A college
undergrad, he developed his cinematic sensibilities with the support of filmmakers Robb Moss and
Guy Maddin. In between his junior and senior years, he worked as a staff production assistant for the
first season of USAs Colony. During his senior spring semester, he co-instructed an introductory media
course at the Harvard Extension School with his colleague Dan Coffey. Ramon graduated from Harvard
College in 2017 with a degree in English and a secondary field in Film/Video. Over the past several
years he has worked for CS50, Harvard Universitys largest course, as a video producer and outreach
coordinator. Ramon has worked on various film projects in numerous roles. His latest film project is
about his father. Besides his production work, Ramon values his teenage years he spent working at
a barbecue restaurant. He writes and reads though these days he more often listens to music and
podcasts. He currently lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
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Jazciel Solis Our Lady of the Lake University
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, TX
Jazciel is an undergraduate student attending Our Lady of the Lake University. She is going on her
third year of college pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in technical and
professional writing, and a drama minor. Being a first-generation college student, she hopes to help
her community with her education. Jazciel was raised to have a caring heart, she hopes to help people
by becoming a grant writer to help non-profits. Jazciel has always loved nature parks and admired
them for their peaceful tranquility.
Mayra Ramos Mira Costa College
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, NC
Mayra Ramos is a college student pursuing her associate’s degree in math and science. As a first-
generation college student, she wants to set an example for her younger siblings and be an active
member of her community. She volunteers for a local preservation center in southern California. Her
interest in conservation and education has inspired her to eventually earn a bachelors degree in
environmental studies. She hopes that in the feature she can be in a position to teach others how to
be good stewards of their environments. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family
and friends, sightseeing, hiking, and taking landscape photos.
Andrea Miralles-Barboza • University of Maryland
NPS Citizen Science Steering Committee, D.C.
A Maryland native, Andrea Miralles-Barboza is a Venezuelan American who grew up in Miami, Florida.
Having grown up in areas shaped by water and other natural resources, she became interested in
human-natural systems and how environmental issues could be addressed by studying humans. She
received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy in May 2018 at the University
of Maryland where she was able to attend an environmental field school in New Zealand that
emphasized the need to collaborate with local communities when doing environmental research.
She is now back at the University of Maryland pursuing an M.S. in the Marine Estuarine Environmental
Sciences (MEES) program. She has also done work in environmental advocacy, consulting and lab
research. Currently, she researches the social science of climate change displacement, looking at
groups who are highly vulnerable to issues of climate change like sea level rise. In the future, she
hopes to be able to contribute to developing accessible and appropriate climate change adaptation
plans that consider not just environmental vulnerability, but social vulnerability as well. In her free
time, she likes to spend time outdoors, cook, hike, sing and make tequeños.
Justin Marcano Tulane University
Everglades National Park, FL
Justin Curtis Marcano is an undergraduate student attending Tulane University. Justin is entering his
senior year of university pursuing a triple major bachelors degree in Anthropology, Environmental
Studies and Philosophy. Born to immigrant parents of Cuban and Venezuelan descent, in Miami,
Justin is eager to begin his work as a Cultural History Education Intern with Everglades National Park.
Justin will be working closely with the parks Division of Resource Education and Interpretation, the
archives program under the South Florida Collection Management Center and park scientist under the
South Florida Natural Resource Center to finalize and grow curriculum focused on the area in the park
identified as the “Hole in the Donut (HID).
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Appendix IIII
Workshop
Agenda
Time (EST) Topic Speakers
9:00 - 9:30
Welcome to the Career and Leadership Workshop and the Value of Youth and Young
Adult Programs
George McDonald
9:30 - 10:15 Thank you for your Service from the U.S. Department of the Interior Rick May
10:15 - 10:25 Spotlight: Where Are LHIP Alumni Now? Veronica Barreto
10:25 - 10:30 Stretch Break
Cristina Martinex
Sophia Bass werner
Gibrán Lule
Vanessa Torres
Naomi Torres
11:45 - 12:30 Brunch Break
Doug Hale
Crystal Gailes
2:00 -2:15 Break
2:15 - 4:30
Direct Hire Authority - Resource Assistant Internship (DHA-RAI) and Public Land Corps
Presentations
4:30 - 4:45 Closeout the Day
Time (EST) Topic Speakers
9:00 - 10:00 Restorative yoga with music (optional) Griselda Madrigal Lara
10:00 - 11:00 Space, place and culture: Protecting Latino American Cultural and Historical Sites
Ashleyann Perez-Rivera,
Norma hartell, Manny
Galavitz
11:00 - 11:05 Stretch Break
Maite Arce
Angelou Ezeilo
Susan Bonfield
12:05 - 12:15 Spotlight: Where are LHIP Almuni Now? Chantelle Ruidant-Hansen
12:15 - 1:15 The Power of YOU Andrea Droulers-Trejo
1:15 - 2:00 Brunch Break
Noel Lopez
Ruben Andrade
3:30 - 3:45 Break
3:45 - 5:00 Philanthropists: the Next Generation Carlos Martinez
Time (EST) Topic Speakers
9:00 - 9:30 Meditation and Yoga: Energy to Face the Future (Optional) Gladys Brina
9:30 - 11:30 Poster Seeion
Rebecca Flores
Daniela Alviz
1:00 -2:00 Brunch Break
2:00 - 3:30 The Reflection of Programming Exxperiences Lisa Collins
3:30 - 3:45 Break
3:45 - 5:00
Author Discussion: Black Fraces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African
Americans to the Great Outdoors
Carolyn Finney
Time (EST) Topic Speakers
9:30 - 10:00 Breathing and Meditation (Optional) Mary Mbaba
Dalia Dorta
Michelle Neuenschwander
Maite Arce
Susan Bonfield
11:00 - 11:45 Closing Event: Keynote Speaker David Vela David Vela
11:45 - 12:00 Virtual Congratulations to LHIP Participants
12:00 - 12:30 Brunch
12:30 - 1:30 Spoken Word Performance Grounded Voices Franklin Cruz
Monday, August 3
Panel Discussion - NPS Journey: Latino Leaders Sharing Their Career Paths10:30 - 11:45
Tuesday, August 4
11:05 - 12:05 CEO Partner Panel
Thursday, August 6
Ways to Stay Connected with Us
Wednesday, August 5
Human Resources Breakout Session: Navigating the Federal Hiring Process12:30 - 2:00
Virtual Tour of Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail and Airboat Tour of
Everglades National Park
Different Latino Histories Told through NPS2:00 -3:30
Workshop Agenda
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Time (EST) Topic Speakers
9:00 - 9:30
Welcome to the Career and Leadership Workshop and the Value of Youth and Young
Adult Programs
George McDonald
9:30 - 10:15 Thank you for your Service from the U.S. Department of the Interior Rick May
10:15 - 10:25 Spotlight: Where Are LHIP Alumni Now? Veronica Barreto
10:25 - 10:30 Stretch Break
Cristina Martinex
Sophia Bass werner
Gibrán Lule
Vanessa Torres
Naomi Torres
11:45 - 12:30 Brunch Break
Doug Hale
Crystal Gailes
2:00 -2:15 Break
2:15 - 4:30
Direct Hire Authority - Resource Assistant Internship (DHA-RAI) and Public Land Corps
Presentations
4:30 - 4:45 Closeout the Day
Time (EST) Topic Speakers
9:00 - 10:00 Restorative yoga with music (optional) Griselda Madrigal Lara
10:00 - 11:00 Space, place and culture: Protecting Latino American Cultural and Historical Sites
Ashleyann Perez-Rivera,
Norma hartell, Manny
Galavitz
11:00 - 11:05 Stretch Break
Maite Arce
Angelou Ezeilo
Susan Bonfield
12:05 - 12:15 Spotlight: Where are LHIP Almuni Now? Chantelle Ruidant-Hansen
12:15 - 1:15 The Power of YOU Andrea Droulers-Trejo
1:15 - 2:00 Brunch Break
Noel Lopez
Ruben Andrade
3:30 - 3:45 Break
3:45 - 5:00 Philanthropists: the Next Generation Carlos Martinez
Time (EST) Topic Speakers
9:00 - 9:30 Meditation and Yoga: Energy to Face the Future (Optional) Gladys Brina
9:30 - 11:30 Poster Seeion
Rebecca Flores
Daniela Alviz
1:00 -2:00 Brunch Break
2:00 - 3:30 The Reflection of Programming Exxperiences Lisa Collins
3:30 - 3:45 Break
3:45 - 5:00
Author Discussion: Black Fraces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African
Americans to the Great Outdoors
Carolyn Finney
Time (EST) Topic Speakers
9:30 - 10:00 Breathing and Meditation (Optional) Mary Mbaba
Dalia Dorta
Michelle Neuenschwander
Maite Arce
Susan Bonfield
11:00 - 11:45 Closing Event: Keynote Speaker David Vela David Vela
11:45 - 12:00 Virtual Congratulations to LHIP Participants
12:00 - 12:30 Brunch
12:30 - 1:30 Spoken Word Performance Grounded Voices Franklin Cruz
Monday, August 3
Panel Discussion - NPS Journey: Latino Leaders Sharing Their Career Paths
Tuesday, August 4
CEO Partner Panel
Thursday, August 6
10:00 - 11:00 Ways to Stay Connected with Us
Wednesday, August 5
Human Resources Breakout Session: Navigating the Federal Hiring Process
Virtual Tour of Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail and Airboat Tour of
Everglades National Park
11:45 - 1:00
Different Latino Histories Told through NPS
Luis Garcia Falcón,
Dinosaur National Monument, UT
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