Emerging Trail Leader Scholarship Recipient


Adriana Robles

Fresno, California, United States

I have found something!! I found a field that I can't dream of leaving. I found a field that I want to build a career in. I'm interested in this opportunity because it gives me a chance to network and learn more about the field I'm pursuing. This opportunity will allow me to gain more experience and learn how to conduct myself in a manner that is fit for these settings.

I hope to one day start off as a trail crew member and move up to trails leader and eventually move up to trails manager. I would like to be a boss of something someday. I love forestry so much that I would consider doing any job that includes Natural Resources management. Doing hard work and accomplishing a task gives me a sense of achievement. Any moment like that is worth doing over and over again. I was the President of my corps Student/Corpsmember Council, an AmeriCorps member and volunteered for many corps and community events. I have proven I have great leadership qualities and that has given me opportunities to participate in different activities. I look forward to taking this motivation and moving up in GS levels. I can accomplishing anything they assign me.

Thinking of the future I think of the strong foundation I will build for my family. I think of how I will be fortunate enough to afford the needs I will have in the future. How I will be able to have my country house and live a country life style. Most people fear growing up and having to provide for themselves. People fear what will go wrong and once upon a time I did too. That fear has left; I do not fear the future. I look forward to overcoming obstacles that will stand in my way and try to stop me. I look forward to the struggles because I know life brings them.

This opportunity will allow for me to put my foot in a door I do not plan on closing. I will take this experience with me every step of the way. I will gain more knowledge and use it productively. The symposium interests me because it gives me a lot of space to grow in a career I really enjoy. Gives me a chance to experience more field work as well.

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