03 Jun 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.
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!
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.