A special weekend

Sonora, México, with Erica Doody and Brooke Kubby (Photo credit, Garcia, 2019).

After the webinar on applying to graduate school we had on Tuesday, July 9th, I was inspired by the words of Ricardo Escobar. Indeed, we must treat ourselves …

Air Quality Monitoring

(Photo credit, Kubby, 2019).

Chiricahua National Monument has an air quality monitoring station that studies visibility and ozone (O3), nitrogen (N) sulfur (S), and ammonia (NH3) concentrations. Every week we collect the data and send the …

Wet and Dry Mapping

Montezuma Pass

Wet and dry mapping of the San Pedro River is an initiative of the Nature Conservancy of Southwest Arizona with the added collaboration of citizen volunteers from Mexico, and the Coronado National Memorial employees. The scientists and citizens …

Influential Persons

Estefanía Ramírez and I at Coronado National Memorial (Photo credit, Kubby, 2019).

This blog focuses on women because most of the time I am working with them. They are very intelligent, creative, and dedicated to what they love. 

Jessica Garcia

Blue Mesa

Last week was a great experience boost for me since I got to meet the high schoolers from the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) who work in the park to preserve and maintain park property. Along with my supervisor, Ricardo and …

Ice Cream Rocks!

Ice Cream Rocks

Being in the park service has truly changed how I look at natural features in the wild along with its sheer size. Petrified Forest National Park is a big park that takes 45 minutes to drive from …

It was Dino-mite


Last week was a lot of fun because the park hosted a great event called Dinosaur Day. It is hosted on June 6 in memory of the discovery of the oldest dinosaur ever found in the park; Chindesaurus bryansmalli …