I still can’t believe this summer is already over! This internship was the best possible internship I could have had this summer. I learned so much about plants of the West and working in the field and how the BLM operates. I am so much more confident in my ability to learn quickly, to work well with others, and not die while driving on sketchy roads! I have really come to love the desert out here in the Great Basin, and I will never look at Utah the same as I continue to explore its sometimes subtle, sometimes ostentatious beauty.
Next, I am headed to graduate school. I know that my experiences with this internship will help as I start my masters in plant phylogeny.
I am so grateful for this wonderful opportunity!
Theresa, SOS, Salt Lake Field Office