Thursday, 29 November 2018 15:36

Rocio Gomez 

Rocio is a first generation Mexican-American from southern California. She received her BA in History from California State University San Bernardino. While serving as the History Club president, she coordinated the award-winning Chican@ History Lecture Series. For the series, regional scholars were invited to CSUSB to give talks on matters relating to Chican@ history with subjects ranging from the origins of the movement to its impact on art and music. The series inspired her to use her efforts to bring awareness to the history of the marginalized whose struggle remains relevant. After volunteering at Manzanar National Historic Site for a public archaeology project she decided to pursue a career with the NPS. Determined to begin a career with the NPS, she looks forward to starting her internship at Manzanar National Historic Site.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 14:56

Marlene Bernal 

Marlene Bernal was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After graduating high school, she moved to San Francisco where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit and Community Recreation. She is a strong believer that the lack of recreational resources and access to open green space should not be defined by the zip code you live in; which is what fuels her desire to become involved with policy work that will help provide the necessary tools to improve these areas in the community she grew up in (Watts, California) and many others like it. She is currently continuing her education and is on her way to earning a Master of Public Administration where she hopes to gain the knowledge and skillset necessary to help spread awareness of the importance of outdoor recreation and how that leads to a better quality of life. through LHIP, Marlene worked at engaging visitors in Manzanar National Historic Site. 

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