Hello, my name is William Gallagher, everyone calls me Jack. I am the park based intern at Longfellow, Olmsted and Kennedy. I went to Minuteman Technical High School for either computers or biotechnology, but ended up in horticulture and landscaping; which was so much better. I am going into Umass Amherst Stockbridge as a sustainable horticulture major and minor, maybe second major, in German. I read, write, watch and listen a variety of books, movies and music, but never movies from books because they are always terrible, The Hunger Games is a good example. I joined the branching out program last year as a member in the field team. Traveling to a different park every week was pretty cool, but since I live 15 minutes out of Boston, all that traveling really got to me. I learned alot from that summer, and not just about landscaping. I learned a little Spanish, how to work in groups, how to deal with cultural differences, and different team dynamics. So this year I decided to apply to the park based internship, so I wouldn’t have to travel that much… then I got the trifecta. I am really excited though, being able to work at three such important parks. I plan to learn a lot from them, Longfellow poetry and formal garden plans, Olmsteadian landscaping and tree care, American Political History and… how to mow a lawn… hip hip hurrah! In the future I plan to become a NPS worker at a park or even a park ranger. That or a sustainable horticulture manager at a big firm.