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Alyssa McVey

Alyssa McVey

National Parks Association

National Parks Association of NSW is a non-government conservation group that seeks to protect, connect and restore the integrity and diversity of natural systems in NSW and beyond, through national parks, marine sanctuaries and other means.


Why are you participating in the "Augustana in Australia" program?

To gain relevant work experience in my field of study and to experience living and working in a country to which I've never visited before.

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?

I hope that I am able to demonstrate the skills that I have learned from Augustana and that my internship site benefits in some way from my time there. It would be amazing for the internship site to improve as a result of my participation.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?

I hope to learn more about biological research and how it is similar/different around the world.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under?"

I want to visit landmarks such as Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef. I also want to visit New Zealand.

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under?"

I think being open to any opportunity that comes my way will make my experience worthwhile. I am very excited to do some traveling, but I'm not anticipating anything in particular in case it ends up not happening.