Hello! My name is Jenny Aguilera. I am currently a sophomore at Fairview High School and, starting tomorrow, and thanks to CLACE’s efforts and Video Lab program, I’m going to be interning with NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory at the Foothills Laboratory! During this time, I’ll be working with my fellow intern and schoolmate Nancy on creating CLACE’s Video Lab landing page, as well as video on Latino and other diverse scientists working at NCAR and EOL.
Last year, CLACE received NCAR’s Diversity Grant, this grant provided the wonderful and unique opportunity for me and other 14 students to go to the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco as a member of FHS Video Lab. There, I was able to meet many, wonderful scientists and even got to present a poster alongside them. It also has made it possible for me to intern at NCAR.
I am looking forward to interning at NCAR, because I feel like it will give me another chance to see what being a scientist may really be like. I’ve always wanted to work in a science related career, so I’m really looking forward to starting. However, I am also very nervous as this is going to be my first real job.
Overall, I can’t wait to start the internship! This is such a great opportunity and I feel very lucky that I am one of the two interns working at NCAR. While I don’t really know what is in store for me, I look forward to finding out over the course of the next few weeks and writing about it on this blog! Check back next Saturday to see what my first week was like!
-Jenny Aguilera, NCAR EOL Intern, CLACE FHS Video Lab