A North Philadelphia native and graduate of the College of the Holy Cross class of 2017, Jose joined the Audubon team in 2018 as a Fund II Apprentice. The Fund II Foundation Apprenticeship Program at Audubon is a year-long, full-time apprenticeship for diverse young leader entering the conservation field. During his time as an Apprentice, Jose worked tirelessly to increase community awareness and involvement with The Discovery Center. His focus being high school students' intership opportunities, which exposes students to conservation as a potential future career option. Prior to his time with Audubon, Jose participated in AmeriCorps where he was stationed in central California. It was here that he gained valuable experience in invasive species management and trail restoriation work. In his new role as Center Coordinator, Hose hopes to continue his work with community involvement, enhance the trail system and further develop the high school internship program.