Category: Stories

Kyle Burnett working with SEMRU in Ireland

Student Name:   Kyle Burnett Fellowship Organization:   SEMRU/NUI (Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit/National University of Ireland) Fellowship Location:  Galway, Ireland Dates of Fellowship:  June 4 – August 17, 2018 Description:  Kyle will be working on Marine Spatial Planning with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and the economic impact of seafloor resources.  Ecosystems provide a large range of benefits […]

Bryce Bray working with Conservation International in Hawaii

Student Name:   Bryce Bray Fellowship Organization:   Conservation International Fellowship Location:  Honolulu, HI, USA Dates of Fellowship:  June 7th – Aug 2nd, 2018 Description:   Marine management in the Coral Triangle has primarily been approached as an effort to conserve biological diversity and ecosystem health. However, wild caught fisheries are also vital to local food security and […]

Samuel Blakesley working with E2E Foundation in Colombia

Student Name: Samuel Blakesley Fellowship Organization: E2E Foundation Fellowship Location: Based in Medellin, Colombia. I will be working in Rincon Del Mar, Colombia. Dates of Fellowship: June 5th – August 15th, 2018 Description: I will be helping to protect and restore a degraded mangrove forest in Rincon Del Mar by using their carbon monitoring data […]

Jillian Acker working with OneReef in Indonesia

Student Name:   Jillian Acker Fellowship Organization:   OneReef Fellowship Location:  Bali, Indonesia Dates of Fellowship:  June 1- Aug 10, 2018 Brief Description:  Jillian will be developing economic models for coral reef conservation in Indonesia.  Specifically she will working: To identify the most effective economic models to be pursued by OneReef in three sites in Indonesia with […]

IPSS Spotlight: Aricquel Payne, Six Square

Aricquel Payne is a current MPA student, completing her IPSS practicum at Six Square, Austin’s Black Cultural District, in Austin, Texas. Originally from Woodbridge, VA, she received a degree in International Relations with a minor in Spanish at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA. Before attending MIIS, Aricquel taught English to first graders in the Dominican Republic […]

A House of Beautiful Business

Heading to Lisbon had never been on my personal map, but as soon as Girls in Tech invited me to the “House of Beautiful Business” it only took one look outside at the rain in Cambridge to convince me to pack up my bags and go. I was on a mission to dis…

Eiad Alhamed – Have Fun with It! (Arabic, English)

Story taken from interview with Eiad, MBA & MA International Policy & Development, ’18; Written by K.Throgmorton Eiad talks about learning English almost by accident. While his father was teaching his sisters with textbooks and CD programs, Eia…

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