2017 Designing the Parks Team
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.