It’s the end of week 12, and thus my summer adventure has reached its conclusion. My how time flies! It seems like only yesterday that I was preparing for my road trip to California and now I find myself having just completed my last day of work! I can hardly believe that my time at Point Reyes National Seashore has passed so quickly!
As my internship is coming to an end, I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who was instrumental to my summer experience as a Fisheries Technician Intern here at Point Reyes.
AN OPEN LETTER:
To my Mosaics, National Park Service, Environment for the Americas, and Greening Youth Foundation supervisors: words cannot adequately describe how thankful I am for this opportunity of a lifetime. I will forever remain grateful for having had the chance to participate in such an amazing program like the Mosaics in Science Diversity Internship.
To the other Mosaics in Science Interns: it was a joy to meet and spend time with you all in Colorado! I wish you all the best as we move forward in our educations and careers!
To my supervisors at Point Reyes National Seashore, Mike Reichmuth & Brentley McNeill: thank you, thank you, thank you for taking me on as a Fisheries Technician Intern this summer! I learned so much during these past few months and I am truly honored for having had the experience to work alongside you both. Being a part of the Fisheries Team inspired in me a renewed passion for conservation and management – especially of salmonids! I hope to have the opportunity to work together again in the future!
To my coworkers on the Fisheries Team, Adelaide Robinson, Priscilla Sisommout & Marjorie Cox: no matter the kind of day we were having – whether leisurely strolls through the creek or getting stuck in the mud in Giacomini – you guys always brought a smile to my face! Thank you for making this summer such a fun-filled experience!
To all of my roommates at SAC Landing (a.k.a. “Jelly Landing”): I thank you for all of the encouragement throughout my internship here at Point Reyes, and all of the laughs, impromptu-adventures, late-night Netflix marathons, and weekly house dinners. Thank you for being the little odd-ball family that I didn’t know I needed in my life. <3
To all of my family and friends back at home: thank you for all of the love and support during these past few months of my internship! I can’t wait to return home to tell you all about my summer adventure!
To anybody reading this and considering applying for the Mosaics program, yourself: do it. I promise that you won’t regret it!
And last but certainly not least, to those of you who have been faithfully (or even sporadically) reading this blog: thank you for joining me on this adventure!
“Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our [intern]ship… Go in peace!” –J.R.R. Tolkien