Katherine Wright is a San Mateo County Park Ranger who works on interpretive programming for the department.
I grew up in San Mateo and my parents and I camped at Memorial Park every summer! It became a home away from home nestled in the redwoods. I went to UC Davis and studied Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology in which I learned even more about the natural world and the amazing science behind the beauty. My dad called me during my freshman year to let me know about a job opportunity as a Park Aide at Memorial Park! I applied and got the position. It was an amazing experience as I got to do all the naturalist activities for the campers, the same ones I grew up enjoying! I worked there for 3 summers during college. When I graduated I transitioned to a Park Ranger position in which I can do those same fun activities, but for all the residents of San Mateo County. While we have a bunch of wonderful parks, when asked, Memorial Park will always be my favorite.