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14 September 2021

Anchoring Down in Anchorage

It is mid-September, and I just landed in Anchorage! A bit of context for the title—I graduated from Vanderbilt University, where “Anchor Down” is often used as a rallying cry at sporting events. Ahead of…
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02 September 2021

Park Equity for All: Developing Critical Consciousness, Empowering Youth and Leveraging Community Resources

Without a doubt, the greatest part of my fellowship so far has been the Latino Conservation Week event that I was given the opportunity to co-produce with my coworker and accomplice Kate Montanez. Together we…
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01 September 2021

A Bittersweet Return to Civilization

I excitedly waited for the parade to start. My arm hung out of the side of our “float”, a pickup truck adorned with two wooden side panels depicting Alaska wildlife. I fiddled with a kit-kat…
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27 August 2021

NorthWest Family Daycation

Technology is all around us nowadays, especially when it comes to phones. I find myself scrolling through lists of restaurants, new music, but what about the great outdoors? Our phones can still connect us with…
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26 August 2021

End of Summer wrap-up

My internship with the Directorate Fellows Program for the USFWS is coming to a close. Since this was my first experience working for the federal government the sky was the limit for learning the system.…
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23 August 2021

Predicting the Past

As an archaeologist, most of my work involves piecing together material traces of historical events and past human activities. Some of these material traces are physical objects or artifacts. Others include things like photographs and…
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