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    Member Spotlight: Jamie Faselt, Glacier Nationa Park/Blackfeet Schools (AmeriCorps VISTA - Tribal)

    Ancestral Lands Program

    August 1, 2018 | “This has been the most fun day, ever! I’m a scientist!” A happy phrase heard by Jamie Faselt, Glacier National Park Tribal VISTA, following a summer program hike. Jamie’s time spent with East Glacier students from early spring through the summer, has definitely made an impact. 

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    Member Spotlight: Kaitlyn McGlamery, USFS Southwest Region in New Mexico (USFS Resource Assistant Program)

    USFS Resource Assistant Program

    July 24, 2018 | Kaitlyn McGlamery is an intern with the U.S. Forest Service’s Resource Assistant Program. She is currently in her second term with the USFS Southwestern Region in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She works primarily with the Special Uses program for the Region’s 11 Forests, determining permit compliance with policy and regulations, screening new permittees, and performing site inspections. 

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    Member Spotlight: Alyssa Fortune (Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program)

    Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program

    July 24, 2018 | Alyssa Fortune has been honing her trade skills with the Historic Preservation Training Center since 2017, when she was a member of the inaugural Traditional Trades Youth Initiative (now known as the Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program). 

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    Member Spotlight: Katie Willi, Ft. Collins, CO (Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance)

    Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance

    Jul 24, 2018 | Katie is currently serving her second term with Stewards in conjunction with the National Park Service. Katie is working with their Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program working on a variety of projects.

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    CVA Member Attends Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress 2018

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    July 18, 2018 | After conducting her Masters research on indigenous resource use in two villages living around a recently established protected area in southern Guyana, Julie Savage was left questioning some of the ethical and moral components of that research. She persistently wondered about her role as a researcher of indigenous communities, and how her position as a CVA member at Mesa Verde National Park could help her better understand indigenous issues in the United States.

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    CVA Member Assists in Developing Internship Program

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    July 18, 2018 | Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) Member, Michael Persaud, is nearly half way through his year of service at the National Parks of New York Harbor (NPNH). Michael has been an integral part of a brand new partnership between the National Park Service and St. John’s University in developing an accredited internship program that recruits and trains interns for research and interpretive programs in metropolitan New York City. 

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    Bringing Science to a Small Historic Park

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    June 11, 2018 | Betsy Isley at Sagamore Hill National Historic Park is working to make a difference with her science background. Every national park is unique but she has found a way to implement a science-based program at a historic site.

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    CVA Member Allie Burdick and Klondike Gold Rush NHP work hard to increase diversity on public lands

    May 14, 2018 | After a short internship with the National Park Service during her senior year of college at the UW, Allison Burdick wasn't sure where she'd end up. Like many college grads, Burdick tentatively ventured into the professional world, taking a corporate job at Starbucks in a field she didn't go to school for. Follow the link to read more.

    Source: The University of Washington Daily

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    Making A National Impact – How Adrian Uzunian Turned His VISTA Service Into A Career

    May 9, 2018 | During his VISTA year, Adrian Uzunian was able to make an impact on the small community he served in Western Maryland – but he wanted something bigger. He wanted to serve a mission with a broader, national focus. So, he signed on to be a VISTA Leader with the OSMRE VISTA Team (now known as Stewards). 

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    From VISTA Leader to Park Ranger – How Nick Solomon Turned His Service into a Career

    April 26, 2018 | With a VISTA year under his belt, Nick Solomon was looking for a way to take his national service to the next level, to be a part of something bigger. So, he became a VISTA Leader. Nick wanted to be a mentor to the VISTAs he worked with and also expand his professional experience – something that ultimately landed him a position with the National Park Service.