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  • I grew up in Great Falls, Montana. After graduating from Princeton University in June 2019 with a degree in ecology, I participated in the Latino Heritage Internship Program, where I I worked with the National Park Service to monitor monarch butterfly migration through Dinosaur National Monument. I also educated the public about monarchs, whose populations are declining due to the effects of habitat loss and climate change. The internship helped me develop my career goals of supporting wildlife conservation through science, communications, and policy. After LHIP, I served as a federal wildlife policy intern at The Wildlife Society in Washington, DC. I then worked as a wildlife management intern with the East Foundation in South Texas, where I had the opportunity to help with research projects on a variety of wildlife species, including endangered ocelots. In 2021, I will begin a master’s degree at Texas A&M University to study Rangeland, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management. My masters degree thesis project will aim to advance policy for conserving and recovering ocelots under the Endangered Species Act.