Just The Beginning… by Jacob Nieto

My name is Jacob Nieto. I live in Matteson, Illinois one of the south suburbs of Chicago. I graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. Some fun facts about me… I like to go camping, fishing, hiking, disc golfing, essentially anything that involves being outdoors. I find my passion in nature and organisms that can be found within. Most of my studies revolved around animal identification, behavior, and understanding the ecosystems that they are involved in.

A photo of me at "Devil's Door" at Devil's Lake in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
A photo of Lake Evergreen at dusk in Bloomington, Illinois.

This summer I will be working at Indiana Dunes National Park as a Fish and Feathers Intern. This experience is amazing because my goal is to work with the National Park Services as a Ranger. I am extremely excited for this opportunity and am looking forward to to giving back to a community that has been part of my life since I was a child. I am looking forward to learning about my local National Park and being able to share my newfound knowledge with the community. 

Im very excited to share this journey with you all!

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