Crystals learning adventures
June 10, 2014

I was born in San Antonio, raised in Schertz, educated in Corpus, and interned in Orlando. In the future, I am hoping to be in any southern coastal area but we will go to where my husband’s job tells us to go and we will adapt.

I am a mother of two: a soon to be second grader and a soon to be eleventh grader. I am an 18 years (and counting) spouse of a serviceman who has been deployed every other year for the past 6 years. I earned my B.S. in Marine Biology 10 years ago. Four years ago I decided to continue my education. I was awarded the Hispanic Leadership in Agriculture and Environment (HLAE) Fellowship and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fellowship to help me along the way and now I just finished my M.S. in Environmental Policy and Management. I have worn many hats: hatchery tech, cave tour guide, deckhand on a double decker boat, science department lab tech, water quality tech, nursing simulation tech, and high school sciences teacher. I’ve earned various certifications along the way as well including: CPO, CPR, ACLS, and IV therapy but my favorite is my scuba diving certification.

I am interning for Siempre Sustainable Seguin whose vision is to make the city of Seguin “an enlightened community steeped in the natural world, culture, heritage and family, and that embraces the tenets of sustainability in a dynamic and holistic fashion, and strives to be a sustainable community that is socially just and humane, spiritually rich, and ecologically sound.” With this internship I am looking to create an “out of my comfort zone” experience, doing things I’ve never done before and growing my knowledge in an area that is, fairly new and unfamiliar, but of interest to me.