Carlos – 2019 IMBY Intern

My name is Carlos i was born and raised in Seattle washington i grew up where the weather in Seattle is hard to figure out, morning can be sunny afternoon really cloudy and night full of thunderstorms, i recently just finished my freshman year at tyee highschool, throughout my first highschool year i really learned new things and I love learning new things everyday throughout my growing and developing, I developed a passion for marketing i love learning about it!.

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What First Interested Me in the Natural World

I grew up on the outskirts of a small town where the summers were hot, the winters blanketed the roads in ice, and the wind blew strong all year round. I played in childhood soccer games and spent hours running outdoors during high school cross country practice. I would go on the occasional hike or camping trip, but I didn’t find a true passion for the environment until late in high school.

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Take the Leap!

In the spring of 2017, I applied to join the In My Backyard (IMBY) team for the summer. I remember finding a quiet place on University of Washington’s campus to take a phone interview in-between classes. My heart raced a tad faster and my palms got clammy from the nerves because interviews will do that to a person!

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Introducing Suzannah!

As a Washington native, I feel grateful to be located in the Puget Sound region which is hugged from all directions by diverse, natural landscapes. Whether it be peering under rocks along the beach to observe the miniature crabs scuttling by, to the winding hikes up into the Cascades to appreciate it’s rugged beauty that rivals even the most picturesque postcards, I have always felt at home here.

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