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Hello everyone! My name is Aliya Khan and I am a Mosaics in Science intern working at Shenandoah National Park this summer. I am originally from Washington DC but grew up abroad in Malaysia, Thailand and Spain before moving back to DC and attending high...

Hello, my name is Maaz Fareedi and today (as I’m writing this) is my birthday. I celebrated by taking a scenic drive from Minnesota to the small town of Custer, South Dakota. Many wouldn’t consider a 10-hour drive through ‘fly-over country’ as a great way...

 Hello everyone! My name is Amber Roberts and I'm lucky enough to say that I was born and raised on the island of Saipan. Now, you may be wondering: "Saipan? Doesn't she mean Spain?" or "Where is that? What's that near??" or "Say-payn? That's a weird name" or...

Hey y'all!! My name is Alisa Cloutier and I will be the natural resources program assistant at Lava Beds National Monument. I grew up in a Japanese-American home where my dad was constantly fixing cars, my mother cooking Japanese food, and my brothers being...

Hello, my name is Rhys Joaquin. I am from a suburb of Jacksonville, Florida called Orange Park. I am a senior studying for my B.A. in geology at the University of Florida with a minor in soil and water science. I have made a long...

Hi! My name is Nina Trusso and I am this summer’s Mosaics in Science Intern at Golden Gate Park National Recreation Area. I’m an aspiring scientist, passionate conservationist, and California sunshine enthusiast. I’ve spent the last two years chasing sunsets and traveling up and down...

Hello! My name is Victoria Ibarra and I am a graduate student in the Energy and Earth Resources program at the University of Texas at Austin. I live in Austin, Texas and grew up in the Texas Hill Country. This summer I am interning as...

Hi, my name is Thomas Pham and I will be a Mosaics in Science intern this summer working as an assistant avian biologist for the South Florida Caribbean Inventory and Monitoring Network. I graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Biology with...