Current Contributors: 2017 Olmsted Center Interns
Catrina Cuadra is from Washington State and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology from Western Washington University. She is currently a graduate student In Anthropology/ Archeology at the University of Florida Gainesville. Her prior experience includes work at Monticello’s Department of Archeology and a curatorial internship at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. During her 11-week internship in collaboration with the American Conversation Experience, Catrina will assist with a Cultural Landscape Inventory for Boston Harbor Islands National Park.
Melissa Eloshway is from Bowie, Maryland and a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Concentrating in Historic Preservation and Architectural History, Melissa’s senior project involved research and documentation of Savannah Georgia’s West Side. Her undergraduate work kindled an interest in landscape architecture that Melissa hopes to pursue following her internship. During her 24-week internship in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association, Melissa will be assisting with the Cultural Landscape Report for Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area, the Cultural Landscape Inventory for Peddocks Island at Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area, and the Cultural Landscape Report for Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park.
Clare Flynn is from Sacramento, California and holds a Master’s degree in Architectural Conservation from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from UCLA. With expansive interest in cultural resources management, Clare has worked as an architectural assistant on the restoration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School or Art and as a historian and location scout for Live from the Artist’s Den, a television concert series presented in historic buildings. During her 31-week internship in collaboration with the American Conversation Experience, Clare will assist with the Cultural Resources Stewardship Assessment, an agency-wide initiative to measure status and trends in park cultural resources management, and assist with the Cultural Landscape Inventory for the Pamet Cranberry Bog at Cape Cod National Seashore.
Jillian Miller is from Canton, Connecticut and recently graduated from Virginia Tech with a 5-year degree in Landscape Architecture. She will begin graduate studies in Historic Preservation at Cornell University in fall 2017. During her 11-week internship in collaboration with the American Conservation Experience, Jillian will complete a Cultural Landscape Inventory for the Baker-Biddle Property at Cape Cod National Seashore in fulfillment of the direct hire authority service requirements.
Daisy Mugford is from Chicago, Illinois and an Africana Studies major at Savannah State University. She brings experience as a student journalist and a passion for anthropology, with a particular interest in the history of politics, art, and education in the black community. During her 10-week internship in collaboration with the Greening Youth Foundation, Daisy will be assisting with the Cultural Landscape Report for Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park.
Ella Weber is from Madison, Wisconsin and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan, and a graduate certificate in Environmental Policy and International Development from Harvard University. She previously worked at the Harvard University Herbaria, Michigan’s Ruthven Museum of Natural History, and Stories for Hope Rwanda. During her 52-week internship in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association, Ella will be assisting with the Cultural Landscape Report for Saugus Ironworks National Historic Site and the Cultural Landscape Inventory for Gaines’ Mill at Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Finola Perry is from Miami, Florida and received her Master’s in Landscape Architecture from Morgan State University and Bachelor of Science in Landscape Design from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. She has completed internships at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and the Florida A&M Quincy Farm Arboretum. She also assisted with a redevelopment plan for ‘The Hill’ within Easton, Maryland, the oldest historical African American town in the country. During her 11-week internship in collaboration with the Greening Youth Foundation, Finola will serve as a Landscape Architect/Ecologist Resource Assistant at Minute Man National Historical Park and assist with compliance, stewardship projects, garden rehabilitation, and an agricultural field management plan.
Lars Boyd graduated from Iowa State University with Bachelors of Science in Anthropology. Lars has served as an archeological field technician on projects in Michigan and Wisconsin; as a fire corps member at Cape Cod National Seashore, and as a forestry technician in Tahoe National Forest in California. He also assisted with site management at Mohave Trails National Monument and the Sand to Snow National Monument in California. During his 35-week internship in collaboration with American Conservation Experience, Lars will serve as a Natural/Cultural Resource Associate at Minute Man National Historical Park and assist with management plans, stewardship projects, exotic plant removal, and resource data collection and mapping.
Previous Contributors: 2016 Olmsted Center Interns
Jenna Gupta is from Boston, MA and is studying Landscape Architecture at the Boston Architectural College. As part of her studies, she designed a plan to resolve water pollution and improve the ecological health and use of the Mystic River. During her 10-week summer CRDIP/ACE internship, Jenna will be assisting with the development of landscape treatment recommendations and a record of treatment completed for Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. She will also work together with other interns and Olmsted Center staff to assist with landscape documentation at Cape Cod National Seashore.
Julian Huertas is from Lincoln, Massachusetts and graduated in May from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History & Visual Arts. He completed his senior research project on the September 11 Memorial in New York and is interested in pursuing an advanced degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Urban Planning. During his 10-week LHIP/HAF internship, Julian is assisting with the documentation of the modern residence settings within Cape Cod National Seashore, as well as contributing to projects at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.
Angelina Jones is from Tucson, Arizona and graduated in May from the University of Pennsylvania with dual Master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and Historic Preservation. Angelina has completed historic preservation and documentation projects for the Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia, Mount Lykaion in Greece, and Gordion site in Yassıhüyük, Turkey. In her 26-week SCA internship, Angelina will be assisting with a record of treatment and cultural landscape report for Gettysburg National Military Park and the development of agricultural management guidelines for the historic farmland at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.
Ella Weber is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan, and a graduate certificate in Environmental Policy and International Development from Harvard University. She previously worked at the Harvard University Herbaria, Michigan’s Ruthven Museum of Natural History, and Stories for Hope Rwanda. During her 28-week SCA internship supported through a NCPTT research grant, Ella will be collaborating with four national historic sites—Frederick Law Olmsted, Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters, Hampton, and John Muir—to evaluate living collection management software and develop a white paper to share her findings.
2015 Olmsted Center Interns:
Sasha Bachier is from Roxbury, Massachusetts and holds a BFA in Architecture and Design from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has just completed her first year of graduate studies in Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Sasha is returning to our office—in 2013 she served as the Assistant Team Leader for the very successful Designing the Parks Summer Internship Program. During her 10-week summer HAF 2015 internship, she will be assisting with a cultural landscape inventory for the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, MA and preparing treatment guidelines for Governors Island National Monument in New York Harbor.
Ericka Duym is from Trenton, Maine and holds a BS in Landscape Horticulture from the University of Maine at Orono and just graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Masters in Landscape Architecture. In her 20-week internship, Ericka will be updating the cultural landscape report for the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area and completing a vegetation management plan for Peddocks Island. Ericka will also assist with a preservation maintenance plan for Gettysburg National Military Park.
Kristi Lin is from California and studying Landscape Architecture at the University of California at Davis. During her 10-week summer CRDIP internship, Kristi will be assisting with landscape treatment specifications and maps for Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. She will also work together with the other interns and OCLP staff to develop agricultural management guidelines for the historic farmland at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, assist with landscape documentation on the Boston Harbor Islands, and assist with a feature inventory for the historic hiking trails at Acadia National Park.
Shanasia Sylman is from San Antonio, Texas and a recent graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a BS in Environmental Engineering. She will begin a graduate studies in Landscape Architecture in the fall at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). During her 10-week summer CRDIP internship, Shanasia will be collaborating with the other interns to prepare site maps and working on cultural landscape inventories at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site and schematic site plans and plant lists for historic gardens within Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Ashley Braquet is from Louisiana and graduated in spring of 2014 from the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters of Landscape Architecture. After her 28-week internship, Ashley extended her internship at the Olmsted Center through June of 2015. She is continuing work on documenting historic fences for Gettysburg National Military Park and preparing a Cultural Landscape Report on Salem National Maritime Historic Site with a focus on the effects of climate change.
2015 Olmsted Center / SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Field School Participants:
Sarah Hoagland is from Cornwall, New York and studied Art for a year at the University of Delaware before transferring to the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry where she is currently studying Landscape Architecture. This summer, she will be helping the OCLP create an inventory of the natural and built features along the hiking trails in Acadia National Park for future use in a cultural landscape inventory.
Jessey Horvat is from Easton, Connecticut and holds as B.S. in Resource Economics from the University of Connecticut, and has completed his first year of graduate studies in Landscape Architecture at SUNY-ESF. As part of a team of students participating in the Acadia Field School, Jessey will contribute to the documentation of the natural and built features of Acadia’s trail system.
Sara Reinstein is from Long Island, New York. She holds a B.S in Visual Arts Education with a minor in Art History from SUNY New Paltz, and has just completed her first year of graduate studies in Landscape Architecture at SUNY ESF. During her 6 week field school, she will be contributing to the documentation of the natural and built features of the Acadia National Park hiking system.
Vincent Ryan is from Hempstead, New York and goes to school at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. This is his first time to a National Park and he excited to take advantage of the opportunities of Acadia Field School. He plans on documenting the extraordinary ecology of the park through sketching and research to understand many of the systems that run through this National gem. Documenting the trails inventory slows down his pace to appreciate the finer details the park has to offer. He urges hikers like himself to slow down and watch the ground for all the complex lifeforms that live beneath our feet.
Pamella Selby is from Binghamton, New York and is studying landscape architecture at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF). She is working with six other ESF students at Acadia National Park and is updating the park’s inventory of the hiking trails to be used by park maintenance crews. The information collected will also contribute to a Cultural Landscape Inventory of the hiking trails at Acadia.
Nicholas Shannon is from Binghamton, New York and just finished his third year studying landscape architecture at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. Part of the Acadia National Park Field School, in conjunction with SUNY ESF and the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, he will be interning at the park for 6 weeks. During this time, he will be updating the inventory database of their historic hiking trails for use in the preparation of a Cultural Landscapes Inventory.
2014 Olmsted Center Interns:
Andre Thomas is from Detroit and studying Architecture at Howard University in Washington, DC. He came to us via the NPS Academy and will participate in CRDIP. During his 10-week summer internship, Andre will be working on cultural landscape inventories in the Boston area and a site map for the Harriet Tubman National Monument.
Sara Sanchez is from Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech this spring with a Bachelors in Landscape Architecture. She will also participate in the CRDIP, and will be with us for a 28-week internship. Sara will be working on a Treatment Implementation Plan for Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.
Ashley Braquet is from Louisiana and graduated this spring from the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters of Landscape Architecture. During her 28-week internship, Ashley will be working on cultural landscape inventories at the Zane Grey Museum in the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, Minute Man National Historical Park, Gettysburg National Military Park, and Salem National Maritime Historic Site.
Grace Ng is from New York and is graduating this spring from the City College of New York with a Masters of Landscape Architecture. Grace is returning to our office–last summer she served as the Team Leader for the very successful Designing the Parks Summer Internship Program. In her 28-week internship, Grace will be working on cultural landscape documentation for First State National Monument.