Category: Stories

WWF Internship Wrap-up

What did you accomplish with your host organization? What was the impact of your work? While a remote internship is about as exciting as it sounds, I managed to make the most of my remote work by surfing in between meetings, camping on the weekends, forcing Sam Naujokas to edit my writing, and connecting with […]

WWF Final Reflection

While at World Wildlife Fund, I was able to provide significant support to the organization’s engagement with the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, a regional fisheries management organization with jurisdiction over most of the East Pacific Ocean tuna fisheries. My work helped them engage more meaningfully with the rulemaking undertaken by the commission. I was also […]

Looking Back on a Summer with IOC

What did you accomplish with your host organization? What was the impact of your work? My work this summer with the Inland Ocean Coalition (IOC) focused on developing their Ocean-Friendly Farming (OFF) campaign. I was fortunate to have a lead role in designing the entire campaign, from its mission and priorities to its future impact […]

Offshore wind and fisheries research…while catching fish

I don’t get seasick. That fact has also been a blessing for my work in the commercial fishing industry — it’s hard to keep a job when you’re incapacitated while working on a big ocean swell or choppy seas. Secondarily, and more to the point of my CBE Summer Fellowship, my lack of seasickness also […]

Looking Back on a Summer with IOC

Even though I’ll be continuing on with IOC for the indefinite future, the experiences I had with them this summer have impacted my future far more than I expected them to. My gratitude goes out to those at IOC who embraced me as one of them and to those who made it possible for me […]

Summer Reflection

What did you accomplish with your host organization? What was the impact of your work? The outreach program for the Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Regional Planning Feasibility Study managed to reach over 1,600 people with our project description and contact information. The public surveys garnered 418 complete online responses and 159 complete mail-in responses. […]

Summer Reflection

What did you accomplish with your host organization? What was the impact of your work? The outreach program for the Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Regional Planning Feasibility Study managed to reach over 1,600 people with our project description and contact information. The public surveys garnered 418 complete online responses and 159 complete mail-in responses. […]

Fellowship Reflections

What did you accomplish with your host organization? What was the impact of your work? This summer I worked with the Coral Reefs of the High Seas project which is funded by Conservation International. I spent most of my time researching and organizing historical data for a paper titled “The hidden landscape: maritime cultural heritage […]

The Final Post!

Upon moving to Monterey earlier this month, I officially completed both of my summer fellowships! After spending months researching blue carbon for The Nature Conservancy, I compiled the information into a 17-page report. This outlined the key aspects of my research including What is defined as blue carbon and different sequestration rates  Types of wetlands […]

The Final Post!

Upon moving to Monterey earlier this month, I officially completed both of my summer fellowships! After spending months researching blue carbon for The Nature Conservancy, I compiled the information into a 17-page report. This outlined the key aspects of my research including What is defined as blue carbon and different sequestration rates  Types of wetlands […]

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