Adrianna Murrieta

Class of 2020

I will be transferring to the University of Arizona in the fall where I will be working towards a bachelor's degree in Conservation Biology. I am interested in LHIP because it gives Latino students a chance to gain access to the skills and knowledge that they may not have previously had. Latinos are an underrepresented community and it is chances like this that allow Latinos to get their foot in the door and earn their way to having a better life. For me, this program, in particular, stood out because it is a chance to learn how to do professional work in the field, as opposed to many other internships that are lab-based. It is my goal and dream to work as a scientist, and this program is allowing me to take the first step in my journey of learning and practicing science. Because I am interested in Conservation Biology as well as marine science, I hope to one day do my own research or work for the National Park Service, which is why I am very grateful and excited for this opportunity. Some of the skills I hope to gain from this experience are teamwork, observation, logging, and communication skills. These are skills that I can take with me and use throughout my career as well as when finishing my degree. This opportunity is one I will never forget, and I am excited to learn as much as I can.

From the blog

July 14, 2020