After working with the US Forest Service in Alaska in 2017, I was fortunately hired by the National Park Service to apply my experience as an ethnographer to interview veterans from WWII to present and share their stories to help young students better understand the life of a soldier. Established my connection with the Library of Congress - Veterans History Project
Peruvians living in the highlands have a distinct cultural history dating long before the Incas and the Spanish colonization. Today, young indigenous educators with professional degrees are maintaining their culture and Quechuan (runa simi) language. Sustainability, to them, is simply a way of life where one respects nature, family and community.
Working as an interpretive ranger for the U.S. Forest Service in Juneau, Alaska. Mendenhall Glacier visitor area offers a natural outdoor classroom where one can literally point out evidence of climate change, succession. Close-up encounters with female black bears and their cubs, spawning salmon, migratory birds and people from all over the world.