Tangy Wiseman is a resource assistant with the Forest Service Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers program stationed in Washington, D.C. Raised in rural Iowa, she turned to the nearby forest, and calm, meandering creeks as a stage for her imagination. Camping trips and bonfires were the cornerstone of family gatherings and resulted in her first exposure to public lands. The Effigy Mounds National Monument in eastern Iowa and the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota were a few childhood highlights. While studying biology and running track and cross country at Wichita State University in Kansas, she decided to pursue a career in public lands. She believes land management agencies not only protect critical natural and cultural resources, but also provide a stage for people of all backgrounds to gather and connect with each other, themselves, and the earth. When Hispanic Access Foundation posted positions allowing young people to fill the gaps in public engagement on federal lands and amplify the voices of their communities, Tangy applied to work with the National Park Service at the Intermountain Regional Office in Denver, Colorado as an LHIPster (Latino Heritage Internship Program intern). After a summer with the Office of Public and Legislative Affairs working with a strong group of women, she knew a career in public lands was the right choice. Now, you can find her supporting the protection of wilderness areas and wild and scenic rivers, kayaking the Anacostia river in D.C., running through Rock Creek Park, and looking for her next snorkeling opportunity in the streams of Appalachia with the Forest Service.