Ximena Cuervo

Class of 2018

I’m an interpretive and outreach education intern for the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. I was born in Bogota, Colombia, and was raised in Miami, Florida. Although I only lived in Colombia for five years before immigrating to the United States, my culture and relationship to my heritage has been kept alive by Miami’s large Colombian population and diverse Latino community (plus the random summer visits to the homeland!). South Florida’s close proximity to the Caribbean and South America has allowed bridges of cultural resistance for many people! I moved to the Bay Area after high school, and just recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Sustainable Environmental Design and a concentration in Forestry & Natural Resources.  I’m excited to participate and share our history through the National Park Service with the Anza Trail!