Wonderful Company Interns wrap up summer program at KARE!
July 19, 2019
Two junior-year students at Washington Union High School in Easton, CA, Sophia Garcia and Lilliana Ruiz, successfully completed their two-week internship with the Wonderful Company at UC ANR's Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center. The Wonderful Company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and has now for the past two years conducted part of their summer intern program with mentors at the KARE Center. The interns worked with UCCE Cropping Systems Specialist, Jeff Mitchell, on studies that are being conducted at the NRI Project in Five Points and at the KARE Center in Parlier, CA. Ruiz and Garcia are part of the four-year Wonderful Company's intensive program that provides career preparatory training and life skills exposure and reinforcement to students in a number of San Joaquin Valley high schools. As part of their two-week assignment with Mitchell, the two students capped off their experience by preparing and presenting short videos that captured their learning and work to about twenty staff members of the KARE Center on Friday afternoon, July 19, 2019. We wish these two outstanding students all the best in their senior years and beyond and we expect great things from both of them!
Lilliana Ruiz (left), Jeff Mitchell, and Sophia Garcia, following the video presentation by Ruiz and Garcia to twenty staff members of the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier, CA, July 19, 2019