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01 October 2021

More Ways to Connect to Nature

Happy late National Public Lands Day! Over the last couple of months, I have been organizing a National Public Lands Day (NPLD) event with our partner, Public Lands Interpretive Association (PLIA). PLIA's Event Coordinator, Reyna…
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24 September 2021

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

At the start of Hispanic/ Latinx Heritage month, I started to wonder what are the Hispanic cultural views on wildlife conservation. There are many well-known environmentalists such as Aldo Leopold, David Attenborough, and Rachel Carson.…
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24 September 2021

TBD Santa Cruz Long-Toed Salamander Recovery Story

Over the last couple of weeks, I had the opportunity to go out into the field and explore all seven refuges in the complex. Miguel, the Urban Refuge Ranger, and I grabbed our backpacks and…
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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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08 September 2021

Transitioning from school to the work force

This winter, after I graduate from my master’s program, I will make the transition from school into the working world just as I did 10 years ago after completing my bachelor’s degree. The transition feels…
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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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