The sun had just settled below the tops of the mountains, behind Red Rocks, as I drove down into the valley where the glittering lights of the Las Vegas strip have nestled. The sky was turning through shades of pink, orange, and purple that in a color symphony that I could have never imagined.

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Monday, 20 August 2018 23:36

10,000 Years in A Bird’s Eyeview

During the filming of most of this footage, I basically spent an entire day in a small metal aircraft in 110 degree heat! Was it worth it…totally.

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Monday, 20 August 2018 23:20

Latino Conservation Week 2018

“Sometimes the end vision will fall short, but how we make the most of our reality is what makes us resilient.” – anon.

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 23:04

LHIP Summit Weekend 2018

Perhaps one of the most eye-opening and incredible experiences of the LHIP program this summer was attending the LHIP summit in Colorado where I got to know all of the other amazing people that are part of this program, as well as more about the LHIP program.

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Sunday, 18 November 2018 21:01

The Black Canyon Conservation through Visual Arts

The 10 weeks of LHIP flew by…and lots has happened since the internship officially ended. For a quick glimpse, check out this last v-log that highlights the Black Canyon at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:56

Janelly Corona

Janelly Corona is a first generation Mexican American from Chicago, IL.  Corona received a degree in Journalism, with minors in Spanish Language and Literature, and Latino/Latin American Studies from Northern Illinois University. She is very proud of her Latina roots and culture and strives towards becoming a voice for the Latino Community to empower and better educate them on valuable resources available to them. Corona is extremely excited to be a LHIP intern this summer and have the opportunity to use social media channels to reach various networks to spread preservation awareness of Lake Mead National Recreational Area to the Latino community.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:30

Cristina Ramirez 

Cristina is from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She attended the University of Virginia, and is interested in sustainability and communications. Cristina will be coming to the Intermountain Regional Office from another internship with the National Park Service, where she co-managed the volunteer and youth program at Valley Forge National Historical Park. She enjoys spending her free time baking, hiking, and playing with her dog, Zoe.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 03:03

Cecilia Arteaga

Cecilia Arteaga is a recent graduate of Pepperdine University. Her major was Intercultural Communication with a minor in Ethnic Studies. During her senior year, Cecilia was chapter president for the Public Relations Student Society of America, Chair of the Executive Council for the American Enterprise Institute, and a Career Ambassador at the Career Center, among other roles. Cecilia participated in her school’s Career Coaching program, studied abroad in London, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C.  Throughout her time in college, Cecilia completed four internships at a Hispanic advertising agency, a think tank in D.C., a national nonprofit for Latino civil rights, and a top global public relations firm. Cecilia is a first generation college student and daughter of Mexican immigrants. She hopes to work in spaces where marketing meets advocacy, and where creativity rises from adversity. Cecilia is excited to create and learn from LHIP!

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 19:24

Aiyesha Ghani

Multidisciplinary artist/musician/dancer, Aiyesha Ghani, has been blazing her own path for her entire life. As a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study ’06, she has been on both the artistry & production side of live events for many years. She started out doing set design and stage makeup for high school productions and then later moved on to help her peers bring their visions to fruition through videography & video production. Now with over 10 years of hands on experience, Aiyesha draws from all aspects of live production, a broad variety of roles, and a wide range of settings. She is currently working as an Outreach and Public Affairs LHIP intern in Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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