In the last blog I wrote I mentioned that I only had two months left here at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge. That was 10 months into my 12-month long internship. My 12-month long term was supposed to be completed in February. It is now March when I am writing this so as you can tell I was able to get an extension. I am excited to share with you all that I ended up getting to extend my internship for an additional two months. It has now been 13 months since I started my internship. As it was getting close to the end of my term, I was working on some projects that I felt could really benefit the refuge. I didn’t want to rush the projects to get them completed by the time I was supposed to end my term or create the projects and have to pass them over to someone else in order to have them completed. I am excited I get to finish up some last projects while I wait for my new position to start in April.
I am very thankful that I was able to work with the Hispanic Access Foundation and the refuge in order to make this extension happen and I am very grateful for the opportunity. I wasn’t quite ready to leave this place then and now that I only have one month left it is setting in that I will be moving on to another adventure soon. I am sad to go because I have had so many wonderful opportunities here and worked with really great staff members. Although, I am very excited to continue on with my conservation journey in my next position. I will be writing three more blogs during my time here, so I still have lots to share. In my next blog I will go more in depth into some of the last projects that I have been working on and I am so glad that I am getting to finish up before I leave.