Hello one and all and welcome to my blog!
I am a Park-Based Intern placed at Adams National Historical Park. Let me take a little time to tell you a little about myself, my experience, and my anticipations for my time here as a Park-Based Intern for the National Park Service.
Who I Am
If you didn’t know already, my name is Jayla Tucker. I wil be turning 21 in August. I live in Charlestown, as an independent student and independent individual living on my own and currently attending Bunker Hill Community College for their transfer program. Right now my major is sociology however, being a college student, that is subject to change at any time and any point in my search for self.
Growing up in the inner city I have a deeply rooted passion for community organizing and social justice activism. However, I have always been an artistic person, wanting to express myself creatively through everything I do. I love to play in the dirt, gaze at the stars, and partake in the wonders nature has to offer. Whatever career I eventually choose to go into, I only hope it allows me to combine any and all of the above.
Past, Present, and Future
In my last year of High School I had the pleasure of participating in the first year of the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s “Green and Grow” program. It was here I first gained not only horticulture skills and experience, but education of greener practices, tree identification, and respect for our natural environment. Now, three years later I am excited to be able to build experiences and learn new things with the staff at Adams National Historical Park. I am most anxious to get a better grasp of plant identification, landscape maintenance, and landscape architecture. I can’t wait to see how I can use my knowledge, skills, passions, and experiences to help maintain the gorgeous greenery at this National Park.
Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
Provin nature’s laws wrong it learned how to walk without havin feet.
Funny it seems but, by keepin its dreams
it, learned to breathe FRESH air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete. – Tupac Shakur