Public Affairs Officer
I am the spokeswomen and pubic representative of the Grand Canyon National Park.
Environment & Nature
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Day to Day
A great day is a day where I am able to deal with several high level decisions/events. Possibly a VIP visit, possibly meetings with Congressional delegation, speaking to a group of International VIPs from Foreign Governments. At the end of the day, its about having the opportunity to share with somebody else about the National Park Service or Grand Canyon.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Be comfortable with public speaking. Political savviness, strong writing skills, quick thinking, and the ability to make decisions efficiently are essential.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for high school students
Find your passion, what makes you tick, and then find a way to engage that passion- by way of a job, volunteer work, extra study, travel, etc. Explore that drive - don't let the narrow lanes of what seems "acceptable" prevent you from exploring further.