Oldest active park ranger proves it's never too late to inspire change #motivationmondays
June 01, 2015 at 5:30 am
Meet Betty Reid Soskin, who began her career with the National Park Service as a park ranger in 2003 at the age of 85. Soskin is now 93 and has been garnished with the title of oldest active ranger in the NPS. As a park ranger at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park, she provides tours where she incorporates her own World War II story and encourages others to add to the park’s treasury of tales.
She is also an activist for young women of color everywhere. She wears her park ranger uniform at all times to make every little girl of color conscious of a career path that they might have never heard of or considered.
Betty Reid Soskin is a beautiful reminder to all that no one should feel obligated to fall in the expected career paths for their gender, race, sexuality, etc. Everyone should embrace their passions and do what makes them happy.
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