Posts by Vivian Nguyen

by Vivian Nguyen | Posted Thursday, March 21, 2013

Today, we got the insider view of some of the struggles the National Park Service is currently facing.

Pedro Ramos, the Big Cypress National Preserve superintendent, came to our campsite and joined us for dinner. After our delicious meal, we gathered around the campfire. He asked us what he can do to improve the National Park System. The main issue was relevance.

Vivian Nguyen

Big Cypress National Preserve

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  • Position Title
    Alternative Spring Break Corps Member & Blogger
  • Field Site Name
    Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Hometown
    Lincoln, NE
  • School
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Major
    Environmental Studies
  • Dream Job
  • If I could pass a law…
    I would require every child in the U.S. to read the Harry Potter series in order to graduate from the 8th grade.
  • The person who inspires me post is…
    As cliché as it might be, Rachel Carson is my hero.
  • If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
    a White-tailed deer
  • Most memorable outdoor moment
    I’ve never felt more alive than during the summer before my senior year of high school when I went white water rafting for the first time in Colorado with a college preparatory program. The trip started off pretty smoothly, but we could see that a storm was coming our way. Next thing we realized, we were rafting in a full-blown thunderstorm. Thunder, lightning, rain, and rapids? Adventure.
  • Favorite Song
    “I Will Follow You into the Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie will always be my favorite song.
  • Motto
    Try everything once.


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