Wednesday, 06 June 2018 21:02

From Midwest to North East

Hello everyone! My name is Carlos Silva-Trejo and I will be interning at the National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation in Boston, Massachusetts this summer! The will be a Cultural Landscape Research Assistant working to help prepare the “Cultural Landscape Reportfor Liberty Island”, listed as a National Register Historic Place and World Heritage Site.

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Monday, 11 June 2018 20:59

Orientation Week in the Books!

As my first week at the Olmsted Center is coming to an end, I have come to realize the intricate dynamics that revolve around the National Park Service. During our orientation week, I had the opportunity to meet all the other interns who are working in the Boston area, most of whom are working at the Olmsted Center with me but others who are working in Lowell, MA, as well as at Boston Harbor.

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:55

Acadia National Park: Trail Inventory

This week at the Olmsted Center we had the opportunity to go to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine, and assist with updating the parks trails. The last time the trails in Acadia National Park had been updated was roughly five years ago.

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Saturday, 30 June 2018 20:48

Preparing for the Big Apple!

This week here at the Olmsted Center, the Statue of Liberty team–Eliot Foulds (my supervisor), Lance Guerrero (fellow intern) and myself–are finalizing our trip to New York City to visit the Statue of Liberty site! I am extremely excited to visit New York, as I have never been there before.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 20:58

Carlos Silva-Trejo

I was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and have lived here my entire life. My parents are both from Mexico; my mom is from Zimapan, Hidalgo, and my dad is from Durango, Durango. They first came here as immigrants in the late 1980’s. Through their experiences I was able to understand early in my childhood the differences between me and my classmates in school and our upbringings. As a minority, I had to work harder and longer for things others seemed to get almost effortlessly. Thanks to that, I was able to value what others seem to ignore and neglect. My family and friends mean everything to me, and without them I would not be the person I am today.  At Olmstead, I worked as a Cultural Landscape Research Assistant helping  prepare the Cultural Landscape Report for Liberty Island, a World Heritage Site.

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