Category: Stories

Wrapping Up the Summer, but Not My Time on Utila

What did you accomplish with your host organization? What was the impact of your work? During my time with the Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Center (WSORC), I developed an understanding of the fragile relationship between many of the organisms living on and around the coral reefs of Utila. After learning to identify and understand […]

Final Reflection- EDF’s Ocean Summer Program

What did you accomplish with your host organization? What was the impact of your work? This summer my internship with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) required me to produce a report on important fish stocks that are likely to, or are in the process of, shifting across Exclusive Economic Zones. I was able to synthesize […]

The Season Ends

I have formally completed my time with the Environmental Defense Fund this Summer. It was incredible and fulfilling work, all of which I feel proud to have been a part of. I am especially thankful to the CBE for supporting me throughout this experience.  As a recap, during my internship with EDF I worked across […]

End of Summer and Fellowships

The past month has been an absolute grind! Between my fellowship with The Nature Conservancy, the Center for the Blue Economy/MARCO, promotion to Ocean Rescue Lieutenant and planning my move to Monterey, I have been extremely busy. I also had the opportunity to compete in USLA Lifesaving Nationals in South Padre Island, Texas in August […]

MOCR End of Fellowship Reflection

Well, my fellowship has officially come to an end. It’s been a few weeks since I finished actually, and I’ve taken this time to really reflect on my experience. What did you accomplish with your host organization? What was the impact of your work? I accomplished a lot during my time with the NYC MOCR! […]

Interviewing the Stakeholders for Sea Level Rise Planning

After many hours of planning, writing, editing, scheduling, and emailing (not to mention an endless amount of Zoom calls), I have finally wrapped up interviewing key stakeholder groups involved in sea level rise planning and mitigation within the Humboldt Bay region. Our final interview was a conversation with representatives of the grant funder for our […]

Communicate the wins!

We are halfway done! My internship with WWF started with a project in participatory processes in Peruvian fisheries and continued with work on the communications team. With the help of other team members on the communications team, I interviewed partners at various Fishery In Progress projects around the world to discuss their wins! This was […]

High Seas Storytelling

My fellowship with Coral Reefs of the High Seas reached an important milestone yesterday, we officially submitted our paper to the journal Marine Policy! The paper focused on the many cultural and maritime uses of the Salas y Gomez and Nazca Ridges between coastal Chile and Rapa Nui to provide further evidence that this area […]

Fisheries Research in Utila

It’s been an action-packed month since my last post. I’ve been on more lionfish hunts, finished reviewing surveys for a fisheries research project with my colleague, and I’m 2 days shy of completing my divemaster certification! I’ve also developed a deeper understanding of the Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Center (WSORC) and how some of […]

A National Campaign

The work I’ve been doing with the Inland Ocean Coalition has had a national perspective from the moment we began developing their Watershed Health Program. My recent move from Louisiana to California and a roll call of committee members from Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, and other states truly reflects the IOC’s emphasis on nationwide […]

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