01 Dec Wildlife Intern Introduction: Daniel Solorzano-Jones
Hello and welcome to my first blog post!
My name is Daniel Solorzano-Jones, and I am very excited to be working as a Wildlife Intern here at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area for the next year. Below is a short paragraph about me!
I am originally from Colima, Mexico (si, hablo Español) and have been living in Washington for the last 15 years. Growing up in central Mexico and the pacific northwest, my love for nature was inspired by outdoor hobbies including mountain biking, backpacking, and snorkeling. However, I never felt a strong appreciation for biological complexities that were at work in these natural spaces until my time as an undergrad at the University of Washington (GO DAWGS). My interest in environmental science began when I took a course in the Natural History of the Puget Sound Area. This course deepened my love of nature and allowed me to see the natural spaces that I grew up in with a whole new perspective. In 2022 I graduated with a BS in Environmental Science and Resource Management with a focus in Wildlife Conservation from the UW and a minor in Quantitative Science. Although going into college I did not expect to study environmental science, I thank myself everyday for choosing this field.
Since graduating I’ve really gotten into birding and am working on becoming a well-rounded recreational naturalist. I am excited to begin this internship as I will be working with wildlife of various taxa and I will be sharing pictures of all of these critters with y’all so stay posted!!