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. […]

 

Three Cheers for Economics!

Three Cheers for Economics!

The past two months have flown by in a whirlwind of seascapes, hiking, surfing, fish catch reports, economic analyses and the fundamental question of the summer: how do you prove large-scale marine conservation is good for economic growth? In creating my argument I have been focusing on two wildly different seascapes within the Coral Triangle: […]

 

Chapter 2 in which Josh continually wonders what could possibly go wrong

Chapter 2 in which Josh continually wonders what could possibly go wrong

What could possibly go wrong? is a question that comes up in my personal life frequently, though not as a genuine query. It’s a useful way to tag the dumb commitments I make to uncertain courses of action. For example, I employed it once on an after-dark stroll through San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. Another time as […]

 

Isolation and Connection

Isolation and Connection

It’s tough to think that I’ve been here for two months, as I am still collecting my thoughts about this internship and tracing its lessons to my goals. Hawaii has made me feel both isolated and connected. When hurricane Darby soaked our house and whipped the trees outside last weekend, it seemed like I was stranded. On a […]

 
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