Category: Stories

Final Thoughts on My Time with the Environmental Defense Fund

What did you accomplish with your host organization?  What was the impact of your work? This summer I interned with the Environmental Defense Fund out of the San Francisco office.  I assisted the Research and Development team of the Fisheries Solutions Center with three projects.  For one project, I co-authored a white paper advising Japan’s […]

Reflection on my Long Beach Experience

What did you accomplish with your host organization? What was the impact of your work?             During the time with the California Coastal Commission, I knew my time there was limited. It was not enough to sufficiently digest aspects of a coastal program analyst to become an effective part of the operation. However, I quickly […]

Supplier and Consumer: How huge gap between us?

Chiao Ting This summer, I decided not to apply for an internship in the U.S., I went to my home country: Taiwan. This country is located between the East China Sea and the South China Sea. However, many seafood products were from IUU vessels or from nearshore bottom trawler boats. Therefore, the first work is […]

Reflections of My Summer in San Diego

Accomplishments and Impact of my Fellowship with TRNERR/CCCIA Although my Fellowship and time in San Diego was coming to a close at the end of August, the experiences and opportunities continued at full speed. During my last few weeks I was able to complete a number of deliverables that helped tie together my new skills […]

The Importance of Safeguards in Conservation Projects

As the summer goes on, I have been working and learning with the Environmental and Social Safeguards Team here at WWF. My team has been inclusive and supportive. I got to participate in different workshops and webinars in which the safeguards team trained WWF offices located in Latin America on safeguards policies.  I think implementing […]

Work Continued: Environmental Justice, LCPs, and Hearing

I am heading towards the end of my summer at Long Beach. My time here has thus far been a wonderful experience. Here are a few highlights from my journey. As I mentioned in the previous post, I have been working on the implementation of the Commission’s recently adopted Environmental Justice Policy. As its mission statement […]

Closing the gap between community development and environmental management

My summer in San Diego is in full swing! Both sides of my internship have fully picked up. I am splitting my time between Scripps’ Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation (CCCIA) and the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR). I started my first two weeks at TRNERR, but then switched over two […]

My Summer at WWF Headquarters in Washington DC

Richard Castillo RodriguezWWF-US Summer 2019 I was excited to learn I would be spending my summer in Washington DC as a Center for Blue Economy Fellow at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). I had been to the city once before as an exchange student from Costa Rica. From my first visit to Washington DC, I remember […]

The Start of my Summer at BSR in SF!

Hi! I’ve been working this summer at BSR in San Francisco’s Financial District. BSR is a global nonprofit organization that was founded at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. The organization works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in […]

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