Friday, 07 June 2019 20:00

A Summer in Washington, D.C.

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie Pomales and I will be spending the next eleven weeks interning with the National Park Service’s Office of Communications & Office of International Affairs. In March of 2019, I graduated from the University of California, Davis with a major in Communications and a minor in Global & International Studies. My senior year internship with NASA inspired me to pursue a career in the federal service and complete a summer internship with the National Park Service. I’m very excited to be spending my summer completing communications work for our national parks and exploring the beautiful city of Washington, D.C.

Although many people associate the National Park Service with beautiful places, like Yosemite or Yellowstone, there is a number of offices in downtown Washington, D.C. that help to support and provide guidance for the large National Park Service system. This summer I will be working closely with two offices to develop communications materials, including social media, news releases, and web content.

My main focus will be on creating communications plans and internal guidance for Latino Conservation Week, which is an annual celebration dedicated to support the Latino community in getting outdoors and participating in activities to protect our natural resources. For nine days in mid-July, I will be creating content related to national and local events to help the National Park Service inform the public about the importance of providing a space for Latino’s (and others) to participate in outdoor activities and conservation.The rest of my time will be focusing on expanding the National Park Service’s content on the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

I am very excited for this once in a lifetime opportunity to work on behalf of the National Park Service! Look out for my future updates that will be posted to the LHIP website every other week.

Published in HAF intern blog
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 15:01

Stephanie Pomales

Hi! My name is Stephanie Pomales and I am a recent high honors graduate from the University of California, Davis, where I majored in Communications and minored in Global & International Studies. During my time at UC Davis, I was placed on the Dean's Honors List three times and won more than $45,000 in scholarships from organizations like The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and The Alliance For Women In Media. I was also chosen for the selective Mentorship in Agriculture, Letters & Sciences program were I was was able to develop my honors thesis on student mental health. One of my research papers was also selected from the prestigious UC Davis Prized Writing Award. My biggest community accomplishments were serving on the Chancellor's Undergraduate Advisory Board and lobbying for increased student funding at the California State Capitol with the UC Student Association. When I wasn't studying, I was interning with NASA in the Department of Virtual Communications through the Virtual Student Foreign Service Program and making strides as the Media & Communications Coordinator for UC Davis Global Affairs. My long term plans are to move to Washington, DC to pursue a career in communications and social media. I'm incredibly excited to be interning with the National Park Service's Office of Communications and Office of International Affairs this summer!

Published in Intern Bios
Thursday, 29 November 2018 16:04

Tomas Deza

Raised in Tucumán, Argentina, Tomás moved to the United States when he was 11. Throughout his academic experience in film studies, he realized documentary filmmaking is an effective tool to raise awareness and produce social change. In 2014, Tomás interned at the Smithsonian’s Human Studies Film Archives, and produced a short documentary to encourage a community of researchers, academics, and local and international citizens to make use of the rich cultural and historical resources this anthropological archives provides. As an LHIP intern, Tomás will contribute to NPS - Communications Office to reach out to community leaders and media outlets, and producing meaningful film material aimed at raising awareness of -- and spark interest in -- our national parks.

Published in Intern Bios
Thursday, 29 November 2018 13:17

Juliana Luna

Juliana Luna is a graphic designer, traveler, and environmental justice advocate. In the past few years Juliana has taken on various design projects in her free time including the redesign of her university’s student ID card, rebrand of campus organizations, as well as creation and management of graphics for an animal behavioral research institution. Having completed her final semester of university as an exchange student in Sweden, she is looking forward to graduating from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication and a minor in Global Studies. Growing up, her frequent trips to the National Parks in California sparked her interest in the NPS and she hopes her work there will encourage others to get involved and outdoors.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 20:13

Allison García

Allison is a writer, traveler and graphic designer. As a journalist she has worked at some of the most widely-read Wisconsin newspapers - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal and La Communidad - where she wrote features articles for daily reads. Three of her stories won awards in 2017 through the Wisconsin Newspaper Association for best page design, digital project and graphics. The story that inspired her to work for the National Park Service was a full-page feature that highlighted the 2016 centennial. It is her dream to be a communicator for NPS and share with others the beauty of “America’s Best Idea.” She is recent graduate from UW Madison where she studied Journalism & Mass Communication, International Studies, Digital Studies and European Studies.

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