Meet our new San Francisco Park Stewardship interns!


Two San Francisco Park Steward smile

As we say goodbye to our 2018-2019 interns, we also say hello to our new interns for the 2019-2020 season. If you’re interested in learning more about internships in the Golden Gate National Parks, visit our internships page.

Analisa Torres:

Hello! My name is Analisa, and I'm a local from across the Bay in Oakland. I just graduated from college with a degree in history and a minor in museum studies. I adore animals and have a mighty hefty plant collection. So you can ask me about anything from the French Revolution (any of them!) to proper succulent propagation techniques. My dream is to someday visit all of the national parks in the United States, then help establish a new one! I have visited seven national parks, including Death Valley in 124-degree heat. I’m grateful to have experienced these natural wonders, and I cannot wait to help preserve them. I think there’s a lot that we can do to maintain the world's natural beauty and history, but it takes time, effort, and care. I'm thrilled to start working away from a computer and getting my hands dirty with you!

Elyse Fitzsimons:

My name is Elyse and I graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2019, where I was fortunate to be able to take some amazing field courses and explore a variety of ecosystems in California. My experiences thus far have mostly focused on California fauna, so I'm looking forward to working outdoors and learning more about our state's flora with the restoration volunteers in some of the most beautiful parts of San Francisco! I spent three weeks this summer covered in mud assisting with Prof. Wayne Sousa's long-term research project on the mangrove forests of Panama, getting up close and personal with the local plants and wildlife. I'm pictured here very pleased to have run into a 'perezoso de tres dedos' (three-toed sloth!) along the road back from our field site.

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