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Students Spend Summer Working at National Parks

July 2016

Spelman Students Intern at National Parks

Seven Spelman women are spending their summer in national parks across the country as part of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship Program. They are among 59 students participating in the program, a partnership between the National Park Service and the Greening Youth Foundation.

Sarina Shane, C’2018, is working at the George Washington Carver National Monument near Diamond, Missouri, the boyhood home of the renowned scientist and inventor. Shane recently was featured in a Neosho (Missouri) Daily News article about the Carver site’s HBCUI interns.

Spelman’s other HBCUI interns include Shayla Spann, C’2018 (Great Smoky Mountains National Park); Kalin Tate, C’2018 (Grand Canyon National Park); Asha Jones, C’2019 (Grand Canyon National Park); Adesuwa Joseph, C’2019 (Yellowstone National Park); Iesha Baldwin, C’2019 (Grand Canyon National Park) and Imani Love, C’2016 (NPS Midwest Regional Office in Omaha, Nebraska). 

Angelou Ezeilo, C’92, is CEO and founder of the Greening Youth Foundation; and Jasmine Ward, C'2011, serves as GYF's HBCU senior program manager.