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25 February 2016


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Ariel has been part of the Hispanic Access familia since 2016 when she was a sophomore at Smith College. She was selected to be part of the first cohort of U.S. Fish and Wildlife interns, serving as the Urban Outreach and Fisheries Intern at Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge in Hadley, MA. Ariel shared that she felt empowered by the outreach and educational work she conducted during that internship.

The role aligned well with her belief that everybody deserves equal access to the environment. Ariel interned with FWS again in 2017 as a Biological/Outreach Intern at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge in Basom, NY. She was an expert on Latino Conservation Week by this time and conducted five Latino Conservation Week events reaching over 335 participants! Ariel wrapped up her internship at Iroquois and graduated with her Environmental Science & Policy degree and a minor in Economics. Ariel exuded the public land agency culture and was ready to move anywhere for her next stepping stone.

Ariel was selected for the 2019 Forest Service RA Program, she moved to Littleton, Colorado to support the South Platte Ranger District with their partnership and volunteer programs. Ariel is now outside of D.C. with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in their Headquarters office as the Urban Wildlife Conservation Program fellow. It’s been amazing to have seen Ariel grow from a sophomore in college during her first internship to an experienced natural resource professional. Ariel is known for always adding some laughter to your work day with clever puns. We’re thrilled to watch Ariel as she continues to grow within her career.

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