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  • Partner, National Park Service

    Chelsea Bitting works at the National Park Service as a Program Administrator for Scientists in Parks. The program places over 200 interns in parks each year to support their natural resource needs. Prior to working with internships, she earned her Master’s in geology by studying Cambrian volcanic rocks in southern Oklahoma. After graduating, she assessed her career options and left Texas for Colorado in search of jobs more aligned with her career interests (and to be closer to the mountains). She worked at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science as a research and collections assistant, managing thousands of rock, mineral, and meteorite specimens before volunteering at the National Park Service with the Geologic Resources Division. She then became a Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) intern, splitting her time between the Geologic Resources Inventory and assisting with GIP administrative tasks. Recently, she took her current role while the GIP program transitioned into Scientists in Parks. As a former intern (and current employee) who worked in the office, Chelsea loves supporting the Scientists in Parks program to help interns gain valuable field experience for their future careers in science. Outside of work, Chelsea enjoys baking, hiking, snowshoeing, and exploring the great state of Colorado with her dog and husband.