"I'm really grateful to US/ICOMOS for giving me the opportunity to undertake this wonderful experience. I am really glad I came face-to-face with the preservation system in the United States. Another bonus from this experience is meeting all the interns and spending time with them. It is amazing to learn all about the different cultures and traditions from these interns who practically come from around the globe."
Victoria Valletta worked primarily in the Washington, DC office of the NPS HABS/HAER program on several projects but also had the opportunity to make several site visits. Her initial project involved editing existing documentation drawings of the Panama Canal, primarily the Pedro Miguel Locks, in order to finalize them for transfer to the Library of Congress. During the latter part of her internship she worked onsite at the Oyster Mill in Calvert County, Maryland collecting data necessary for creating a 3-D model upon her return to the office.