Diversity in the National Park System

Luke Siutyis
Talent Management
Thursday, July 10, 2014

An Interview with SCA's Alvi Seda

The sad truth regarding American National Parks is that relatively few minorities visit them or work there. Inclusivity is a problem, and the Student Conservation Association is a working towards remedying it. As a national non-profit organization, they provide young students with opportunities to get engaged in park conservation and management. SCA has several ongoing initiatives to this end, such as a partnership with the National Park Service to create the NPS Academy, a program that targets minority college students, and inner-city programs in places like Detroit, Chicago, and Baltimore.

Alvi Seda, who has loved the outdoors since childhood, devotes his career efforts to expand diversity and tackle this problem. Diversity Executive had a chance to speak with him on the subject.