National Parks of New York Harbor
Elizabeth LaRochelle was born and raised in the great state of Maine. While growing up her mom instilled a love for stories, history, and the community. Often her mom would take her out of school to visit museums, or travel to new places like the Grand Canyon. In 2015 she moved to New York City to attend St. John’s University. In 2019 she received her Bachelor of Arts in history, and in 2020 she received her Master of Arts, also in history. While in school she had the opportunities to work as an intern for StoryCorps, and Ellis Island. It was during her internship with Ellis Island that she realized how much she wanted to work with the National Park Service. She was then honored to be able to spend the summer of 2020 working as a seasonal park guide at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay, NY. At Sagamore she was able to combine her love of history and film by creating multiple informational videos for the park. As the CVA for the National Parks of New York Harbor she is looking forward on working on many different projects throughout the area, and connecting local communities with their own histories. In her free time Elizabeth loves to read, eat the amazing food NYC has to offer, and one day she hopes to safely travel the world again.