Andrea Miralles-Barboza

Andrea Miralles-Barboza

Saturday, 25 July 2020 02:08

Arepas for the Soul: Reina Pepiada Recipe

Hi all!

I am back with another Venezuelan recipe because my creative writing brain just won’t seem to do anything and well because I am always hungry.

For this week’s blog I decided I would interview my National Park Service supervisor, Teresa Moyer.  

Being part of the Latino Heritage Internship program (LHIP) has been a really reflexive experience for me for two reasons:

  1. Because it has given me a job that I really enjoy with the National Park Service during a time where having a job at all is really difficult thing to do.
  2. It has given me an online Hispanic community, something I had never really sought out actively.

Hi all! Hola a todos! Last week I started my new job as a Citizen Science Latinx Engagement Intern for the National Park Service in their Washington D.C. Area Support Office, or WASO for short. Since I am teleworking, I am writing this in my backyard accompanied by my pup, who would also like to share a little more about WASO.

Thursday, 23 April 2020 21:46

Andrea Miralles-Barboza

A Maryland native, Andrea Miralles-Barboza is a Venezuelan American who grew up in Miami, Florida. Having grown up in areas shaped by water and other natural resources, she became interested in human-natural systems and how environmental issues could be addressed by studying humans. She received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy in May 2018 at the University of Maryland where she was able to attend an environmental field school in New Zealand that emphasized the need to collaborate with local communities when doing environmental research. She is now back at the University of Maryland pursuing an M.S. in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) program. She has also done work in environmental advocacy, consulting and lab research. Currently, she researches the social science of climate change displacement, looking at groups who are highly vulnerable to issues of climate change like sea level rise. In the future, she hopes to be able to contribute to developing accessible and appropriate climate change adaptation plans that consider not just environmental vulnerability, but social vulnerability as well. In her free time, she likes to spend time outdoors, cook, hike, sing and make tequeños.