Patrick Bassett is a second-year graduate student in the Public History program at Texas State University. His thesis, which is currently in progress, focuses on Indigenous representation within the National Park System. He is also currently working as an intern for the Texas Historical Commission on the William Goyens Jr. project, working to research and correct an outdated and erroneous historical marker.

What I love about national parks:

I have fond memories of visiting many national parks, on my most recent trip I camped in Yosemite for a week. The intersection of history and the vast, protected landscapes are my favorite things about the national parks.