My name is Brittany Tominez. This summer I will be interning as a natural resource interpretive assistant at the War in the Pacific National Historic Park on Guam. I was born and raised on Guam, so I have had the opportunity to visit this park multiple times. A few memories of this park consist of many school events, kite festivals, Movies in the Park, and afternoons spent walking around the park enjoying the sunset.
The past two weeks have been crazy with graduation, moving out, and flying home! I am a recent graduate from Chaminade University of Honolulu with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a Minor in Biology. I reported to my host site the day after I arrived. My supervisor and mentor introduced me to the various people I will be working with and took me on a tour of the different sites under the War in the Pacific National Historical Park.
My task this week is to continue reading various reports on Guam’s reefs and start coming up with topics for my summer project. I know that I want to continue with the restoration of coral reefs. I have spent the past two summers working on a near shore coral reef community under the Guam NOAA Field Office. My mentor, Ashton, is working on a project focusing on the out-planting of corals and has asked me to assist! Exciting! I hope that I am able to formulate a tentative topic to focus on after spending some time out in the field with her.