Jacob Torres

Jacob Torres

Name: Jacob Torres

Age: 19

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.