Meet Denali National Park GIS Assistant Intern Angela Fiorito

Meet Denali National Park GIS Assistant Intern Angela Fiorito

Howdy! My name is Angela Fiorito and welcome to my Mosaics in Science (MIS) blog. I am stationed in Denali National Park as the GIS assistant for summer 2022.

About me: I graduated this May from Texas Tech University (TTU) with an M.S. in geosciences and a graduate certificate in geographic information science and technology. Illinois is my home state; I went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) for a B.S. in geology with a minor in integrative biology and I received my A.S. from Waubonsee Community College. My hobbies include playing my viola and harp, running, and ballet. I have three cuddly black cats and one rambunctious chinchilla.

Texas Tech University Science Building

Fun facts: My favorite part about being a geologist is the opportunity to be outside and explore! I have been to two geology field camps: one as an undergraduate at UIUC and another as a teaching assistant at TTU. University geology field trips have given me the privilege to visit nine national parks, Scotland, and The Bahamas. Denali National Park is the tenth park I have visited, and I am so excited to share my experience as an intern here!

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Permian Reef Trail

I am incredibly grateful to be a part of the MIS program because it gives underrepresented groups in science a chance to pursue their dream careers. I am looking forward to my project of documenting historic aerial photographs at Denali National Park! In my free time I plan to hike the trails, observe the wildlife, and explore the geology of the park.

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