RAW: Former local named as finalist for "Best Job in the World" competition

Victoria Ortiz, former AmeriCorps member for the Eastern Sierra Land Trust in Bishop and ski instructor at Mammoth Mountain, is one the shortlist for the "Best Job in the World" competition recently, out of almost 600,000 candidates.

The U.S. leads the world in Australia’s Best Jobs in the World competition with the most shortlisted candidates, boasting 33 finalists. Across the globe, 150 people from 35 countries have been chosen to continue on through phase two with successful candidates submitting video entries from as far afield as Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia and Mexico.

Ortiz has patrolled the beaches of Costa Rica for sea turtles, learned to scuba dive in the Mexican cenotes and lived in a ten-person town in Montana. Now she is a step away from boarding a plane bound for Australia.

Ortiz has been shortlisted out of nearly 600,000 applicants from around the world to spend six months as a park ranger in Queensland, Australia. Only 25 applicants are now in the running to scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef and explore the rainforest on behalf of Tourism Australia.

Please take a moment to help this native Californian advance to the next round by liking her facebook page or blog (monavisa.wordpress.com) and submitting comments before Tuesday, May 7.

Click here to see her 30-second video application: http://brightcove05.brightcove.com/2090103349001/201304/2388/20901033490...

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Blog: www.monavisa.wordpress.com