Going back to school

I’ve gotten the opportunity to work with kids more closely this past week and it has been really amazing. Pulling up to the parking lot for summer school program at Siuslaw Elementary school really brought back memories. Two other rangers and I spent two days...

When everything seems to be going right, something’s gotta go wrong

I got paid early this week, so obviously, that meant I had money for one more day than usual.   Unfortunately for me, I have student loans; all my extra money went to Navient.   WARNING: The two following paragraphs contains financial jargon. I have probably misused terms, forgive...

Writing + Nature

I like to believe that nature influences all wonderful things. It influences art, beauty, family, character, love, etc. It is hard for me to imagine a beautiful world without nature. The blooming of flowers in spring, the falling of colorful leaves in fall, the radiant...

Back in Salem 4 years later

In 2012 I had the opportunity to study abroad at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Studying abroad was a great opportunity to travel and visit the different ecosystems and regions that Oregon has. For this reason, when EFTA offered me the position at Siuslaw National...

“A River Runs Through Us”

“The pollution of the Anacostia River reflects colonialism ad conquest: nationalism, militarism, empire, racism, inequality, and urban renewal.” –Brett Williams, A River Runs Through Us   When I first got to college I thought I had to choose between studying people and social justice or studying the...

Flashback and forward!!

Flashback time and/or throwback Sunday!! The featured image here is actually a poster in which a previous EFTA intern worked on (shout out to Hugo Ceja!!). Why bring this up though? One, for good memories and to recognize some outstanding work done by a previous...

The Habitat Around Us

When I walk on Venice Beach's sandy grounds I begin to wonder about the habitat that is around here. Before this internship, I never would have thought there would be much habitat because it’s just sand, water, and residences. Now I view the beach differently,...

The Murricle of Life!

I cannot believe it is already July! This summer is flying by and I'm enjoying every minute of it. To start, I had a really nice fourth of July made up of delicious food, great friends and amazing fireworks. Also, my work week was pretty...