WHPacific welcomed Terra Nevin, a NANA shareholder, to intern in their Portland office this summer. WHPacific is 100 percent Native American-owned by NANA Development Corporation, and took on Terra as an environmental intern through the NANA college support program. Terra came to us not only as a NANA shareholder, but as an environmental studies major at the University of San Diego.
“I’ve gained valuable experience working in a professional setting and doing field work during my internship at WHPacific.” Said Terra, when asked what she’s taken away from this program. “I’ve learned so much and I believe all of it will enhance and contribute to my studies and future job opportunities. It has also helped me see the variety of job possibilities that are available to me, particularly in areas that apply to environmental studies.”
Terra worked with WHPacific’s Water and Natural Environment team, and completed field work for various projects. She performed a noxious and invasive species vegetation survey for Boones Ferry Road, as well as a Migratory Bird Treaty Act survey and Wetland Functional Assessment at Nike campus. When WHPacific was fortunate enough to have Senator Jeff Merkley visit our office, Terra got to meet him and be a part of the group that talked with the Senator about our native work. The entire Portland office was very pleased with her work ethic, and wishes Terra the best of luck with her continuing studies.