My name is Jose Gutierrez and I come from Porterville CA. My major here at Humboldt State University is Environmental Resource Engineering. This major caught my attention because where I come from and grew up, there's a drought that has impacted our area significantly. We used to have a strong flowing river named Tule River, that flows into a lake named Lake Success, and know there's barely any water flowing to the lake. I also noticed the huge impact of the drought when I was employed at L.E.Cooke Co. because I used to weed wack fields of trees and I would always notice that a lot of the trees would look unhealthy and dry. While in HSU I want to learn more about droughts and I am also seeking an internship of full-time position. I believe with an internship, I can gain more knowledge and experience.