Posts by Tishena Gillis

by Tishena Gillis | Posted Friday, July 12, 2013

Hello everyone! Before I get into the details of my internship with the Army Corps of Engineers, I’d like to tell you how I spent my Independence Day. While I’m sure the majority of you cooked out, set off massive amounts of fireworks, or simply enjoyed your day off work, my crew and I opted for a less traditional approach and had a gardening extravaganza to offset the beginning of summer.

Tishena Gillis

ACOE Survey Team 6

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  • Position Title
    Army Corps Visitor Use Survey Intern
  • Field Site Name
    ACOE Survey Team 6, Cumming, GA
  • Hometown
    Swainsboro, GA
  • School
    University of West Georgia
  • Major
  • Dream Job
    To be an Outdoor education instructor at a science school (preferably NOLS) but I’m not picky. :)
  • If I could pass a law…
    Would require people to plant two trees for each tree they harm. That way animals would not have to worry about losing their habitats, the air would be cleaner, and the earth would be more beautiful.
  • The person who inspires me post is…
    Mahatma Gandhi, because he stayed true to himself and accomplished his goals without the use of violence or negative influences, and he stayed humble despite his success.
  • If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
    a cobra. Not for any particular reason, I just think they’re really cool to look at. :)
  • Most memorable outdoor moment
    It definitely would be taking my twin sister camping for the first time. I’m certain it changed her life because now she is an avid camper, and also interning with the SCA.
  • Favorite Song
    Classified Inner Ninja by David Myles
  • Motto
    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover ~ Mark Twain

What forces, events, or influences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? I have always been a lover of the outdoors, and it wasn’t until I moved to the city that I realized most people never got to experience true nature like I did. I then made it my mission to conserve and preserve nature for every person to see for generations to come.

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