“When is your data not data…?”

“When is your data not data…?”

I heard a joke the other day, and it started with something like that. This joke was funny to me, not because the punchline was perfectly timed and delivered with just right amount of dryness, but because this initial statement perfectly reflected the challenges we as Arctic researchers have been facing over the summer. In […]

 

Last Night

Last Night

“When you’re looking up there, do you know how to tell a planet from a star?” While walking under amber streetlights, a friend noticed me staring overhead. I said that I didn’t know constellations; I meant to learn but they escaped me. With a broad gesture and the easy grace of a performer, he took me […]

 

Demo Day to Monterey

Demo Day to Monterey

That was the fastest and busiest summer I’ve ever had. Van life was a whirlwind that consisted of waking up each morning, jumping in the ocean, getting coffee, and then working for 12+ hours each day trying to balance developing our prototype, refining and practicing our pitch, meeting with everyone we possibly could, and working […]

 

Back to the main land!

Back to the main land!

After eleven weeks in Hawaii I am back East, trying to keep cool and reflecting on an amazing summer. I feel so fortunate to have worked alongside people who are so passionate about the ocean and so determined to incite positive change. In wrapping up and finalizing my economic justification I spent my last week […]

 

Summers are for…travel.

Summers are for…travel.

With an entire summer dedicated to researching one of the coldest places on earth, I often found myself wishing for a little more summer and a little less of Monterey’s fog. I love the idea of sweater weather as much as the next hippie environmental policy grad student, but occasionally a body needs some sun. […]

 

Until Next Time, Denmark

Until Next Time, Denmark

Now that I am at the tail end of this summer fellowship I can hardly believe that all the fun and fruitful experiences I’ve had here in Denmark are almost already behind me. When I return home and my friends ask me, “How was Denmark?” I really have no idea where to begin, but I’ll […]

 

Surveying for days and days and days …

Surveying for days and days and days …

One of my main projects with Root Solutions this summer has been with none other than … (drum roll please) … The Marine Mammal Center!! Never would have guessed right? 🙂   In order to determine exactly which behavior change tools would be the most effective at TMMC myself and several of my fellow interns […]

 

Something smells fishy…

Something smells fishy…

“What do we say to our ancestors When all the fish are gone If we fail to protect our home And all our future children to come Their hope lies in us” -Te Vaka This quote concludes the two-page summary of my research exploring the regional cross-sectoral impacts and benefits of coastal fisheries in the […]

 

Kickball Champions

Kickball Champions

Only 2 more weeks?! I can’t believe how time has flown by! I’ll update you all on my projects, but first, I think it’s important to let you know that my team won the annual EDF summer picnic kickball game. Woohoo! We get free breakfast in the office next week 🙂 Unfortunately, my phone died […]

 

Van Life

Van Life

This last month of my fellowship has been a whirlwind! My last update had me preparing to head off to Indonesia to begin to implement the study I designed for Pelagic Data Systems. Unfortunately, there were several complications in the fishery I was supposed to be working in, and as such plans had to change. […]

 
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