“Look closely at nature. Every species is a masterpiece, exquisitely adapted to the particular environment in which it has survived. Who are we to destroy or even diminish biodiversity?” – Edward Owen Wilson
Hi! My name is Christine and I’m an aspiring biologist and conservationist. Back in 2016, I participated in a Celebra las Aves internship with Environment with the Americas (EFTA) in Cordova, Alaska, as a wildlife intern for the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). Working for the Forest Service and living in Alaska during that time was a dream come true and my catapult into a career in wildlife conservation. That internship led to another year of work with the USFS in Alaska outreaching to schools, conducting field work, and assisting with tasks within the agency. Now, here I am, writing this from Ensenada in Baja California, Mexico. I’m currently about 2/3 of the way through my three-month internship with EFTA and Terra Peninsular. Baja California is beautiful, it’s ecologically important, and I’m so happy to be here.
After graduating from University in 2016, my journey to this point has felt like a gift. My ultimate goal is not fully formed yet, but I feel that if I continue to surround myself with people who care about conservation, and do as much as I can to learn from them and about the amazing places I end up, I’ll find my place.