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24 November 2021

SHIFT Summit 2021 and First Two Months of my Fellowship

The first two months of my fellowship at National Trails System have been engaging, educational, inspiring, and exciting! I feel so fortunate to work with a group of people who are so knowledgeable and passionate…
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19 November 2021

Transformational Experiences

As I navigate the last few days of my internship I started to reflect on the transformational experiences I had here. I want to highlight the most meaningful experiences through identity searching and conversations surrounding…
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07 November 2021

Chilling in Chollas Creek

We were not just chilling in the creek, but it made for a better title. The federal government was thankfully spared from a shutdown last month, which allowed us to visit one of our RTCA…
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05 November 2021

Connecting with Purpose

In late October, I had the privilege of being a part of the Emerging Leaders Program at the SHIFT conference in Grand Junction Colorado. I was recognized as a young professional that identifies the environment…
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27 October 2021

Lessons learned from Portland-Vancouver’s National Wildlife Refuges

During my internship, I had the opportunity to visit and learn about the National Wildlife Refuges across the Portland-Vancouver area. Before this internship, I didn’t understand what the differences are between parks. What made National…
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19 October 2021

Forest Management When Disaster Strikes

When Tropical Storm Fred made landfall on the Florida panhandle in mid-August of this year, I never imagined it would be a major threat where I’m currently stationed in Western North Carolina. Being someone who…
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