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Tahoe Girl Vies for 'Ultimate Job' as Park Ranger in Australia

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She loves the outdoors, doesn't even mind a little rain at Lake Tahoe. She lives up here for the sun and the snow, but Victoria Ortiz is ready for a new adventure. But this one doesn't come easy.

"This is the silver Phoenix. Takes me on all my adventures. Cleary ready with backpack, yoga mat and toilet paper, just in case."

She's ready for any and all adventures. This can clearly be seen by all her pictures. "I definitely try to be outside as much as possible. That's where I feel more natural."

"It's never the same; it's not static, is dynamic, it's exciting."

Her 'day' job is with the California Tahoe Conservancy. She's also worked at a wildlife refuge in Montana, oh, and let's not forget her stint with sea turtles in Costa Rica.

But now she has her sights set on Australia for their ultimate dream job competition. "They have lush rainforests, tropical beaches, incredible history, 25 million-year-old fossils...."

She's beat out a sea of competition - out of 600,000 people a video earned her top 25. "Just different adventures that make me stand out from a pool of other candidates."

But this Tahoe girl is still not the chosen one. "During the next round we try to get as much media hype as we can and garner as much support."

She's blogging about every step, and agrees she lives in one of the world's finest spots.

But you gotta admit - a park ranger in Australia would be a pretty sweet gig. "I think it'd be a new area to explore and share the treasure with the world."

If she wins, she'll be gone for only six months starting in January when they have their summer. She finds out at the end of May.

Written by Neda Iranpour

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