Lesley De Jesus

Lowell National Historical Park

Lesly De Jesus was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. At the age of 17 she moved to the United States to live with her father. She went to Lowell High School where she was introduced to the National Park in her sophomore year. She was offered her first job as a member of the Spindle City Youth program which did stewardship projects around the Park and the City. After completing a summer working for the National Park Service, Lesly fell in love with the combination of history and nature that the park offered. She was fascinated with the wonderful history of the city where she now lived. She continued to work as an intern for the National Park and after a few years she was able to wear the grey and green uniform with pride! Lesly is still fascinated with history, with the stories, knowledge, and opportunities that she has discovered thanks to her being part of the National Park Service. Lesly has contributed her bi-lingual skills by helping to translate documents from English to Spanish so that all people can understand Lowell's fascinating story. Lesly now participates in the CVA program to continue learning much more about the National Park and other government organizations.