Saludos desde Nueva York

Tuesday, May 30 2017 Written by

Hello everyone! My name is Roxana Saravia and I am 23 years old. I recently graduated from Farmingdale State College with a B.S. in Bioscience. This summer I have the honor of being the Education and Community Outreach Intern for Fire Island National Seashore.

[caption id="attachment_9691" align="alignright" width="440"] Emerald Pool - Yellowstone National Park[/caption]

I have always been a lover of nature and I love to travel. Last summer I went on a cross-country road trip and visited several National Park sites for the first time. I got to see Grand Canyon National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Devils Tower National Monument, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. I fell in love and I found myself daydreaming about what it was like working for such magnificent places. Who would have thought that the opportunity would present itself so soon?

[caption id="attachment_9688" align="alignright" width="382"] Grand Canyon National Park[/caption]

I am looking forward to learning more about Fire Island's history, as well as what plants and wildlife reside there. Fire Island is 32 miles of unique terrain--ocean beaches, marshes, forest, and dunes. It is also home to Sailors Haven Sunken Forest, a rare Maritime Holly Forest! Long Island is a pretty diverse place to live, but the Latino demographic is not well represented among park visitors. As a latina and Long Island native I feel that my role in this program is really important. I really hope that I can inspire other Latinos in my area to come out to Fire Island and experience what it has to offer.

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