On Better Ocean Policy and Conservationists Catching Undersized Fish

On Better Ocean Policy and Conservationists Catching Undersized Fish

Our first few weeks in Fiji have been a series of juxtapositions. Aimee and I live in an admittedly grimy, traffic ridden city but are only a bus ride away from pristine beaches.  I spend my working hours researching Ocean Policy Frameworks in the South Pacific but still happily chow down on tuna which is […]

 

Immersive Learning Student Portal is Live!

Immersive Learning Student Portal is Live!

Read about students’ immersive learning projects all around the world including in the United States from 2014-2017.  Click here to visit the student portal. The student portal is a compilation of immersive learning experiences of MIIS students along with their project deliverables. Immersive learning is the learning that occurs when students are outside of the […]

 

Restoration in the Bay Area

Restoration in the Bay Area

The start to my summer at the California State Coastal Conservancy has been an exciting one with attending meetings, meeting the movers and shakers of conservation and climate adaptation in the state, conducting interesting research, and visiting projects. Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a board meeting of the San Francisco Bay Restoration […]

 

In which Californians discover rain exists

In which Californians discover rain exists

Bula vinaka and hello! It’s amazing to think we’ve been in Suva for three weeks already, or should I say, only three weeks? We’ll be here until the end of August, so although three weeks sounds like a fairly decent amount of time to spend on a tropical island, we still have a lot to […]

 

Welcome 2017 Summer Fellows Bloggers!

Welcome 2017 Summer Fellows Bloggers!

Hello Summer Fellows! Please follow these simple steps to create a blog post: Step 1: Log in: http://sites.miis.edu/cbefellows Note:  Use normal MIIS credentials (same as for MIIS email) Step 2: Go to “+New” and “Post” located at the top left   Step 3:  Give your post a title and write your text. Note:  please insert […]

 

How My DPMI Plus Experience Paid Off More Than I Ever Expected

How My DPMI Plus Experience Paid Off More Than I Ever Expected

Sarah Terherst completed DPMI Plus in the Spring of 2017. She is currently working as the Field Program Coordinator for the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel – Accelerated Growth projected based in Niamey, Niger. I’m one of those weirdos whose known what they wanted to do for a long time. I wanted to work […]

 

A Day on Jury Duty

A Day on Jury Duty

This past Wednesday, I left the house just after 7AM in order to be able to report for jury duty promptly at 8:30AM at Quincy District Courthouse. I left the courthouse that day around 4:30PM, sharing handshakes, well wishes, and gratitude with the other six members of the jury of which…

 

Current IPSS intern, Matthew Coomer, blogs about working at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Current IPSS intern, Matthew Coomer, blogs about working at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Want to learn more about what it’s really like to be an IPSS intern? Check out this blog from current Marine Debris Program intern Matthew Coomer!

 

DPMI Plus Spotlight: Addy Jimenez Haga

DPMI Plus Spotlight: Addy Jimenez Haga

DPMI Plus Spring 2017 is underway and we have the inside scoop from current DPMI Plus participant, Addy Jimenez Haga, IPD. She is currently working in Peru for the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC). How did you find your practicum position? During my first semester at […]

 

Becoming a Charity Case

Becoming a Charity Case

As a Peace Corps Volunteer, it’s quite common for other Americans to pity you, especially those who live in the same country as you. Many a party I have met Embassy employees who told me with a smile, “Thank you so much for your service. I could never imagine doing what you do. I mean, […]

 
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