Petroglyph National Monument
Rachel Taylor is the CVA at Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was born and raised in Albuquerque as well and is very thankful for this opportunity to work so close to home and give back to her community. In addition to growing up in such close proximity to her park, she also volunteered there during her Junior and Senior years in high school! Petroglyph is where her interest in the National Park Service and conservation in general began. Upon graduating from high school, she started her first season with Americorps in the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. During this season, her crew built a 2-mile trail in the neighboring mountains to the East of Albuquerque. She still loves to hike it today! After Americorps, she attended college at St. John's College in Santa Fe, NM. Between her Sophomore and Junior years there she did a volunteer internship at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Buxton, North Carolina. The next summer (2019) she returned as an Interpretive Park Ranger! Rachel graduated from college this past May of 2020 and had a virtual graduation. She is very excited for what this position as a CVA will bring and looks forward to this new adventure in her life.