Betty Reid Soskin may be 93-years-old, but that hasn’t kept her from her job as a park ranger. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Soskin, who started her job as a park ranger at 85-years-old, is the U.S.’s oldest park ranger. Soskin works at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California, and spoke to the Today Show about her life and career.
“I still love this uniform,” she told the show. “Partly because there’s a silent message to every little girl of color that I pass on the street or in an elevator or on an escalator…that there’s a career choice she may have never thought of.”
“I’m not sure I even wanted to be [a park ranger],” Soskin told TODAY. “This is the turn that my life took.”
Soskin’s tours are in high demand. Right now there’s currently a two month wait to have her guide visitors through the park.
Soskin said at 93-years-old, and still working 5 days a week, she has no plans of slowing down.
“And as long as that’s true, and as long as I’m developing new questions, then I’m going to go on living it.”