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Maricio Madrigal

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

September 2022

Maricio is from Saint Paul, Minnesota and is pursuing an Environmental Science degree. Maricio became more interested in environmental studies after taking an Earth Science course. During the fall last year Maricio interned at Mississippi Park Connection and worked alongside the National Park Service learning both the responsibilities and work both organizations do. Now Maricio is serving as a CVA for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and is hoping to learn more about the National Park Service and build connections with the community. As well as, learn more about himself through this experience and the type of work a CVA does.

In his free time Maricio likes to play video games and learn about more about environmental topics and discussions and how different or similar each issue is. Maricio believes that in order to foster stewardship you need to understand who or what is affected and discuss what can be done to help lessen or solve the issue.