Thursday, 05 July 2018 19:53

Late to the Party


I’m Marissa, an intern based in the Georgetown section of the C&O Canal in Washington D.C. and am posting a biiiiiit later than I anticipated. I also recently got my bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 15:20

Patricia Miguel

Patricia Miguel recently completed her undergraduate studies at American University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Anthropology and a minor in Spanish with a translation certificate. As an undergraduate student, Patricia had the opportunity to engage with the Latinx community through her senior research project, which examined language use and language access with local community-based organizations. Therefore, as an intern with the C & O Canal National Historic Park, she is eager to apply her community outreach and research skills in order to increase education and awareness of environmental conservation practices. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, cooking, and playing with her dogs.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 14:53

Marissa Hill

Marissa is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland. She majored in Environmental Science and Policy with a concentration in Land Use and GIS. First generation college student and daughter of an immigrant, she spent her time in college managing an affordable housing cooperative. Since then, she has been a field intern with the Anacostia Watershed Society working in wetland restoration. These experiences have created an interest in the intersection of social justice and GIS data analysis. She hopes to go on to do anti eviction mapping for a housing nonprofit.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:22

Grecia Rivas Chavez

Grecia Rivas is originally from Nogales, Sonora Mexico. She moved to Tucson, Arizona when she was 3 years old. She is a first generation college student and is currently studying at Western New Mexico University majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies. Throughout her academic experience in art, she realized graphic design is an effective tool to raise awareness and produce social change.  Grecia believes in educating and advocating for others in order to bring about change. She has been involved with M.E.Ch.A and in her community by working with Latinx students and their families to continue with their education. She hopes to one day be able to have her own advertising agency or become a teacher in Latino Studies to continue to study and pass down the history of her people and her culture.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 20:56

Camilla Sandoval

Camilla was born and raised in Maryland and is from a family of Salvadoran immigrants. She is a first-generation college student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) as a history major and public history minor. In the fall, she will begin graduate school at UMBC’s Historical Studies program with a concentration in public history. She is passionate about bringing diverse and inclusive perspectives to the historical scholarship of American history and firmly believes in the power of history in understanding today. With her future career goals set on public history, Camilla wants to explore and experience its different subfields and their interactions with communities. She hopes this internship at the C&O Canal National Historic Park can introduce her to new approaches to fostering a shared authority between historians and communities.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 20:22

Andrea Moreno-Vasquez

Andrea Moreno-Vasquez is from San Antonio, TX. and comes from Colombian Heritage. Andrea has always had a passion and interest in promoting healthy communities and advocating for health equity. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health at The University of Texas at San Antonio. She has served as an AmeriCorps member working to advance health education and enrollment in the Affordable Care Act in Baltimore, MD. It was this work that led her to attend Colorado State University where she obtained a Master’s in Public Health. Eager to return to the East Coast, she chose her LHIP placement at the C&O Canal in Potomac, MD. When she is not working at the park, Andrea enjoys making the lengthy, yet scenic, ride bike from Great Falls to Georgetown and is ever in search for the perfect ice cream.

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