Racism, and why the U.S. has a long way to go.

Racism, and why the U.S. has a long way to go.

I grew up in a very interesting town. Despite its proximity to San Francisco, or its name (Castro Valley), there were still quite a few stark contrasts when it came to talking about race, religion, and diversity in general among my friends and myself. Sure we had a diverse school, with plenty of first generation students […]

 

Natural Resource Policy and Management at NHH

Natural Resource Policy and Management at NHH

After three weeks with Mærsk Drilling I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen, Norway through its partnership with MIIS. It was a two week course on Natural Resource Policy and Management: The Norwegian Model. The course was free of charge for attendance (thank you […]

 

Girls in Tech Cameroon

Girls in Tech Cameroon

For the past few years I have been working with Girls in Tech in Cameroon, supporting their STEM clubs: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics clubs for girls. The clubs are run by teachers at participating schools who are trained during the summer to help girls learn hands on practical skills. The girls meet after school […]

 

Celebrating ‘Murica from…home.

Celebrating ‘Murica from…home.

If the calendar on my phone is to be believed, June has already come and gone. July is well on its way towards completion. The idea that staying in Monterey for the summer would somehow slow time down seems to be proving a touch naïve. How do the photos from all the amazing places other […]

 

Watching Change Happen – An Attempt at a Scientific Approach

Watching Change Happen – An Attempt at a Scientific Approach

This morning the most exciting thing happened. I had decided to go visit my friend and counterpart, Gautier who lives in the neighborhood. As usual I took the back route, a rather treacherous shortcut which goes straight through a marshy suspicious smelling stream. Usually if it rains you find yourself managing to hobble from one […]

 

Hva så, København!

Hva så, København!

Upon arriving I found myself being extremely compatible with Danish culture. People here are generally prompt, kind and friendly. The food (Denmark is a meat-lover’s paradise) I will speak about later in more detail, but there are so many great places downtown København (Copenhagen) to eat and spend a leisurely afternoon. The weather has been […]

 

EDF, Point Reyes, and the SF Giants

EDF, Point Reyes, and the SF Giants

Every morning at 8:15, I climb aboard crowded Bus 1, scan my Clipper Card, and head towards the Financial District for another fabulous day at Environmental Defense Fund. I can’t believe it’s already been three weeks since my internship began. Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming, and the office is amazing (views of the Bay […]

 

Scenery

Scenery

Tourists in a moving metal box, cameras and boogie boards in hand. They’re ready to snorkel around America’s best beach 2016: Hanauma Bay. The fish there are spectacular and unafraid; bus people look uncomfortable. Whispers in Japanese, and German conversations around the intern in between. Getting dropped off means walking towards our office along the […]

 

IUCN, PCEG, CF, FLMMA, SPC, PIDF, BDM, DoFF and other acronyms……..

IUCN, PCEG, CF, FLMMA, SPC, PIDF, BDM, DoFF and other acronyms……..

I’m challenging you to be uprooted, yes, it will be done, let’s turn them up side down. I’m ready, you think I’m afraid of you, you can’t break my defence. You’re only a hen, I’m the rooster, let’s fight and you’ll see. I don’t sleep and will watch you. My strength can reach the crushing […]

 

Humuhumunukunukuapua`a

Humuhumunukunukuapua`a

It is so crazy to look at a map and see where I am – in the middle of the Pacific Ocean surrounded by thousands of miles of deep blue. Just the way I like it! My first month in Hawaii has been wild, literally! Snorkeling with sea turtles, sailing with dolphins, watching insanely large […]

 
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