“The MANO Project expanded my viewpoint of what a career could look like as a first-generation college student. In just six months, I learned more than I ever did in my college courses or past jobs," shares Alexa Martin, MANO alum.
After being a MANO intern, Araceli now works for the Ecological Service Department of the USFWS and one of her goals is to minimize potential risks to listed threatened and endangered species in Minnesota.
After being a MANO intern for the U.S. Forest Service, Ruby was recently named as the River Manager of the Sequoia National Forest. Now her job is to protect the Kern River and advocate for more Latinos in the workforce.
One of the things that concerns Fernando Lara is the exponential growth of development that has reduced the biodiversity in California. Despite this worrisome outlook, he likes to see his job as a chance to make a butterfly effect.