As I write this, I have approximately two days left in southeast Arizona. After being originally hesitant to leave home during a pandemic and begin an internship, I now find myself wondering where the time went and wishing I could stay longer. Looking back on my experience interning as a Geomorphology intern with SEAZ, I find that the most rewarding career-building aspect if the internship was the ability to work on a wide range of projects. Not only did this foster a creative and educational work environment, but it also allowed me to work with a range of park employees and staff across multiple parks. While the hard and soft skills learned and refined through this internship are invaluable, my biggest take away from this experience will be the relationships and experiences shared with the wonderful staff of the Southeast Arizona Group. If I had a complaint it would be that I wished my time in Southeast Arizona could be longer. All in all, this internship has been a blessing and a peek into the life of a resource manager within the National Park Service. In conclusion, I would like to thank the entire team at Environment for the Americas and the Mosaics in Science Diversity Internship Program, as well as my supervisor Jessica Garcia for making this summer as memorable and rewarding as it was.

Views from the front porch of my residence at Coronado National Memorial

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