Name: Jacob Torres
Current City/State: Anchorage, AK
Hometown: Eagle River, AK
Education: Physics/Aerospace Engineering at University of Alaska Fairbanks
Trail Represented: Iditarod National Historic Trail
Federal Agency/Nonprofit Employer: Alaska Geographic
Internship Title: Iditarod NHT Communications Intern
Scope of Internship: To provide media gathering, distribution, and outreach relating to the 40th anniversary of the Iditarod Trail being designated as a national historic trail and the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Trails System. (Read his internship reflection here.)
Favorite moment/Biggest achievement of internship: Spreading awareness of all the easily accessible trails throughout south central Alaska that are a part of the Iditarod NHT system, and going out to photograph all the trails for social media. (Check out photographs here.)
Future career aspirations: Working in some field of theoretical physics.
How has the internship prepared you for the future: It has introduced me to working in an office environment and communicating with multiple partners simultaneously, as well as managing an active business schedule with my own personal schedule.