Most of my work in the Coral Triangle has focused on the Philippines, Indonesia, and Timor Leste.  I had not comprehensively delved into the challenges of conservation in the Melanesian countries, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. At the CI conference, I had the great fortune to meet some conservation champions from Papua New Guinea […]

CI’s Innovation Lab in Bali

Thirty-five conservation professionals from across the Coral Triangle states (Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timore Leste) and a representative from Madagascar attended the Innovation Lab workshop in Bali. Participants discussed community based natural resource management success in the Coral Triangle and opportunities to scale up at low cost. Some of the […]

Tech in the Tenderloin Hackathon & Tech Fair

Calling all creative MIISfits interested in flexing your ideation and innovation muscles! CitizenAR is a tech design challenge sponsored by the U.S. State Department that is inviting ten cross-disciplinary, university teams to imagine new ways of engaging city-dwellers in making their environment more sustainable, just and livable using augmented reality technology. During this fun and […]

Reflections on a Summer Well Spent

A few weeks have passed since the end of my CBE summer fellowship at the FAO and the magnitude of the experience is just starting to sink in. I am grateful to the Center for the Blue Economy for making it possible to enhance my study of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management through this invaluable […]

Excel Learning Series – Fall 2017

Are you looking to improve your Excel skills? Does the phrase Microsoft Excel make you nervous? Fear not friends, META LAB and the DLC are collaborating once again to provide a series of Excel workshops to support the MIIS community. … Read the …

Goodbyes and Good Food

Well the summer has ended and it’s time for me to go back to Monterey and school. I had such a great summer with EDF. I learned so much and was also able to make a contribution to this large body of knowledge. As my final deliverables I: completed a memo on marine restocking – […]

You Can Take the Girl Out of Fiji

But you can’t take the Bula out of the girl.  Leaving Fiji has certainly been bittersweet, somewhat like that variety of chocolate which you cannot find in Fiji and was my first American food coming home (thanks Jason).  My experience at the IUCN was amazing.  I’ve never worked with people who were so welcoming and […]

Talanoas and Travel

Life has been busy since my last blog post. In the past month or so, my dad visited Fiji just in time for us to celebrate his birthday, the IUCN Oceania Regional Office (IUCN ORO) helped host two talanoas (Fijian for “conversation” or “discussion”) with Pacific Island leaders and stakeholders, and I set sail from […]

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