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15 October 2021

I was paid to go to my dream state: Alaska!

Working as a Communications Fellow for the National Park Service – Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program has been amazing! On a recent field visit, I was able to road trip all over Alaska, learning…
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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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13 August 2021

Nature is for You Too

If you told me a year ago that I would be working for the National Park Service today, I would have never believed you. After immigrating to the United States from Mexico at a very…
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12 August 2021

Connecting in the Great Outdoors

Building connections during a global pandemic is challenging to say the least. However, I got the chance to go on a camping trip with a bunch of HAF fellows and it was amazing, even if…
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12 August 2021

Dog-Eat-Dog World

Hello, my name is Alisson and I am an Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Communications fellow working out of the WASO office. I'm now four months into this 11-month long fellowship and it has…
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