December 20, 2021

The Joshua Tree National Park Association recently announced Copper Mountain College’s Ms. Keila Haynes as the 2022 recipient of the Pasadena Garden Club’s Minerva Hamilton Hoyt Internship. Now in its fourth year, the internship is awarded annually to a student from CMC majoring in STEM with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Keila Haynes is the 2022 Minerva Hamilton Hoyt Internship recipient.

Ms. Hayne’s internship will occur in CMC’s Spring 2022 semester. She will work under the supervision of Joshua Tree National Park employees in the Science and Resource Stewardship division and will perform a mix of fieldwork, data management, and scientific research.

Biology professor Dr. Paul Delaney shared, “This is a great opportunity for Keila to work and study with environmental professionals in Joshua Tree National Park.”

Minerva Hamilton Hoyt was one of Pasadena Garden Club’s most esteemed members and is credited for being instrumental in the establishment of Joshua Tree National Park. The internship honors her legacy by promoting environmental quality through educational programs and actions in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.

“My passion is to build a career in a field that profoundly impacts the lives in my community,” stated Ms. Haynes. “I would love to be part of a team taking action while expanding my knowledge and skillsets in science.”

Copper Mountain College congratulates Ms. Keila Haynes on being selected for this prestigious internship. For more information about CMC, please contact the College at 760.366.3791 or visit our website.