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That One Time I Met the King of Spain (And Other Adventures)

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I started my weekend with a visit to the Palacio Real – I had seen the palace before from the outside, but I had not entered the palace. In a lot of ways, it’s very similar to other European palaces – lots of gold, lots of rooms, lots of wealth and colors – and I’ve also visited similar palaces in Italy and Portugal. But the significance of visiting this palace in this moment was very unique, in the context of Spain’s history and also my own life. Continue reading “That One Time I Met the King of Spain (And Other Adventures)”

My Summer of Making Cities WILD

As my summer comes to a close, I think it’s an appropriate time to share and reflect on my incredible experience working for the WILD Foundation. Based in Boulder, Colorado and operating around the world, the WILD Foundation works to protect wilderness and wildlife by connecting people and cultures. The non-profit was founded in 1974 by South African game ranger and conservationist Ian Player and is now run by Vance Martin. I was lucky enough to work for this amazing organization for six weeks this summer on their WILD Cities Project. Continue reading “My Summer of Making Cities WILD”

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