Adding Experiences to the resume

On Thursday of last week I had the opportunity to venture into the waters of the central Oregon coast on board a research vessel with Oregon State University scientists. For a person whose scientific background has been mostly on organisms that live primarily on solid...

Special Assignment: working with multiple government agencies.

As an intern with Environment for the Americas (EFTA) and its many partners, I am exposed to multiple government agencies as part of my daily work. For example, I work with the Bureau of Land Management more frequently than any other agency; however I have...

Un Gigante en Yaquina Head

(English translation provided below the Spanish version) Desde una belleza natural envuelta en un verdor de espesos y vastos bosques extendiéndose más lejos de lo que cualquiera pudiera ver, la costa del estado de Oregón ofrece un destino de vistas paradisiacas que combinan el esplendor de...

Farewell

This is my farewell blog. Today marks my last day for EFTA. Today was very much a tear jerker because it was the last day that I would trample the floor of the La Jara office of BLM. Today was the last day that I got...

And it comes to an end…

Mianna Maestas: Time is going by far too fast! I live such a chaotic life that it doesn't feel as though the festival was already a week ago! Considering that our office will be moving to Monte Vista, the last two weeks of my journey will be spent...

Alamosa’s First Shorebird Festival

Mianna Maestas- WE DID IT!! I am proud to say that September 13, 2014 marks the first ever shorebird festival in Alamosa Colorado. All of the hard work that Deisy and I performed on top of all of our day to day tasks has finally paid off....

Going South for the Winter

My time in Newport has come to an end, but thanks to Environment for the Americas my adventure in Oregon is still on the horizon. I was invited to work under the auspices of Klamath Bird Observatory to band birds during the Fall migration. Within...

The week with a good friend!

This week Cara, the intern from Boulder, came down to Alamosa to see what a day in the life of Deisy and Mianna was like. The good thing is she came down during one of our busier weeks. The three of us had the opportunity...