My name is Isabel Justiniano and I am from Providence, RI. I was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia and when I was about five years of age, my parents decided to move my family and me to the United States. Growing up, I always loved being outdoors and learning about all the animals, especially those in and by the ocean. Throughout my education I was able to understand more about why these animals, the ocean and all the components that make up our planet, should be conserved and protected. This Spring/Summer I have the amazing opportunity to work as an Environment for the Americas intern, here in beautiful Newport, OR at the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area! I’ve only been here a few days, and I’m already in love with the natural beauty that surrounds me!
Before arriving here in Newport, I was able to participate in a week long training for my position as a Celebra Las Aves intern. The training took place in the bustling city of San Diego, where we learned about proper shorebird survey protocol, environmental education and outreach. I can hardly wait to bring everything I learned in training to the wonderful community of Newport! I know this will be an exciting and fulfilling journey in my life. So without further adieu, and in the words of one of my favorite Pixar films “Adventure is out there!”