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  • I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Arts Studies in December of 2017. After graduation, I moved to the “Big Island” of Hawaii to be near family. I also started volunteering at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as a park interpreter. Initially, I helped orient visitors and led ranger programs in various parts of the park. However, the eruption of Kilauea Volcano in 2018 presented me with an opportunity to put my educational training and experience to work by creating interpretive media that helped clarify the complex geological events that were happening inside and outside the park. Since then, I have created multiple videos that have been featured in the park visitor center and on the park’s website. Each project has made me feel a greater sense of understanding of the world around me, and I want to share this feeling with others. I would love to help develop an educational curriculum that would be a great resource for visitors, educators, and the local community. I also hope that this position will lead to a future career with the park service at this park and beyond.