Yaneris Soto Muñiz 

Class of 2016, 2017

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Yaneris is an undergraduate student at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. She spent her first years in San Juan developing her skills in music and exploring different areas of studies at the university. She is now finishing her degrees in communications, English and natural sciences. She has worked with the Forest Service and with non-profit organizations in Puerto Rico. She has also interned as a journalist in several news stations and journals, like WAPA TV, NotiCel and, Univision. Yaneris completed a summer internship in 2016 at the Washington Support Office (WASO) of the NPS, where she learned about the mission and importance of the bureau, helping in public affairs and the creation of audiovisual content. She loves art and science and one of her goals is to raise awareness and respect for nature through communications.