In 2020, Sky Island Alliance launched the binational internship program, a hands-on learning opportunity that we hoped would inspire a new generation of conservationists in the Sky Island region. We hosted six interns over the course of the summer, four of which chose to stay on into the fall and winter months to continue their projects in spring seeking, data analysis, and public education.
With springtime comes graduation, and we are proud to announce that two of these interns, Miguel Francisco Enriquez Galaz and Ángel Octavio Garcia Godinez, have just graduated from the Universidad de la Sierra in Sonora, Mexico with degrees in biology. Both Miguel and Ángel received honors for their work and defended their dissertations and presentations with success.
We are delighted that these interns have graduated—and are even more excited to announce that Miguel and Ángel will be staying on with Sky Island Alliance this year as Sky Island Fellows! Through these fellowships, Miguel and Ángel will continue gaining hands-on experience in science and conservation before moving on to pursue a master’s degree.
We look forward to working with them both through our Border Wildlife Study, Spring Seeker, and Sky Island FotoFauna projects! Plus, they will be sharing occasional blogs and webinars about their experiences as Sky Island Fellows, so keep an eye out for those.
Please join us in congratulating Miguel and Ángel for graduating with honors!