Category: Stories

Internship Wrap Up

Last week my internship with NOAA officially ended. It feels like if flew by in a matter of weeks not months. What did you accomplish with your host organization? What was the impact of your work? By the end of my internship, I wrote an extensive research paper containing the following: a comprehensive literature review […]

End of Fellowship Reflection

And just like that my fellowship with the Ocean Protection Council is over! It was a great summer and now I can reflect back on the work I completed. What did you accomplish with your host organization? What was the impact of your work? This summer I wrote a white paper on how sea level […]

As the Summer Ends…

Sadly my summer internships have come to a close and I will use this final blog post to reflect on my experience. What did you accomplish with your host organization? What was the impact of your work? I am very proud project I completed with the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions. I created a master […]

Blue Carbon Mapping and Carbon Markets

It is truly incredible how quickly time flies. I have recently moved onto the next phase of my internship mapping the seagrass, kelp, and salt marsh extents in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Most of my time has been spent trying to find alternative datasets to make sure all known habitat extents are included […]

There and Back Again

And just like that, we’ve reached the dog days of summer! I say this in every post (and every check in meeting I had during my internship), but I really can’t believe how fast time has just flown by. I’ve gone running out the door, off on my new adventure and made it all the […]

Solutions for the Navy and Ocean Conservancy

What began as two internships without an end goal in sight, has officially concluded with two publications. Though my internship has wrapped, my work with the Navy is continuing, unofficially. I have been invited to join calls with the city of Monterey and NPS to discuss climate resiliency efforts and public-public partnerships going forward. At […]

8 weeks into my internship

These past few weeks have been an incredible learning experience! I can’t believe how fast it has gone. I’m currently in full swing writing my white paper on how critical infrastructure in California will be impacted by sea-level rise. This has been so informative in my thinking of how communities will be impacted. Normally, I […]

There (But Not Quite Back Again)

Its hard to believe my internship is already half way over! Despite quarantine and the strange way time seems to move when I make a new routine for myself, it most certainly doesn’t feel like a whole five weeks have passed. When I take a moment to reflect on the work I have produced so […]

3 weeks in my internship at EDF

If you’re wondering why I’m in my wetsuit with a laptop, this is a pretty good representation of my work-from-home life that started on 1 June 2020 as a Climate Science Intern at the Environmental Defense Fund. Despite not being able to work in the San Fransisco office this summer, I managed to find a […]

A Garden, a Computer, and One Thriving Intern

Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions & Monterey Bay Seaweeds Working from home; the song everyone seems to be singing this summer. In my case, I am very fortunate to work for two amazing organizations right from my garden. The only slight inconvenience to this is perhaps the woodpeckers, who seem to have perfectly timed their […]

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