Peace Corps changes people. For me, it meant a career change. After two years working with small scale fishers in the Dominican Republic during Peace Corps, I knew I wanted to work with fishing communities to find innovative solutions that would ensure the long-term survival of their communities and marine environments.
Last fall the Environmental Defense Fund‘s Rod Fujita spoke in one of my classes. He shared about his pragmatic yet optimistic approach to solving big ocean problems. Then he shared stories of exciting ways that small communities in Latin America manage their own fisheries.
I am excited to announce that I will spend 11 weeks this summer working with Rod as an intern in the Ocean Innovations Department at the Environmental Defense Fund in San Francisco. Stay tuned to hear what I learn, do and how I survive the cold and foggy San Francisco summer!