Sabrina Diaz holds periphyton, the base of the Everglades food web, in a sawgrass prairie at Everglades National Park. Photo Credits: NPS Photo/Glenn Gardner
Sabrina Diaz named Deputy Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks
HOMESTEAD, Fla —Superintendent Pedro Ramos announced the selection of Sabrina Diaz as the new deputy superintendent for Everglades and Dry Tortugas national parks. Diaz began her 20-year career in the National Park Service at Everglades National Park and will start in her new role on Feb. 28.
“We are delighted that Sabrina will be returning to Everglades and Dry Tortugas national parks to serve as the deputy superintendent,” said Ramos. “Her passion for the workforce, together with her leadership and communication skills, are exactly what we need on our team in order to continue achieving the highest levels of success in service of the American people.”
Diaz is joining the Everglades and Dry Tortugas team from Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument where she has been serving as the acting deputy superintendent for the past four months.
“It is an incredible honor to return to a place that I call home and serve as the deputy superintendent,” said Diaz. “I am eager to work closely with our local communities, and to provide steady leadership that supports our employees, invests in ecosystem restoration, and provides outstanding visitor experiences through repairs to our infrastructure and continued visitor services.”
Prior to her position in the Virgin Islands, she served as the chief of interpretation and education at Yosemite National Park. Before that, she was a supervisory park ranger at Everglades National Park.
From east to west, Diaz has worked in parks across the country, including Virgin Islands, Biscayne, Everglades, Yellowstone, Sequoia, Yosemite, Katmai and Haleakala national parks as well as Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. As such, she is no stranger to the myriad complex issues facing parks, both large and small, and is committed to strong, compassionate leadership.
Diaz is excited to once again work in the place that captured her heart long ago. She will be moving back to her home in Key Largo, where she will be joined by her husband and their young daughter later this year.