In many election campaigns, “Washington” is a dirty word. It’s code for special interests, political patronage, partisan squabbles – everything we hate about the way our federal democracy functions. Trump’s calls to “drain the swamp,”Continue reading
Zoos have a controversial history among conservationists. Some ethical frameworks praise zoos for increasing the intrinsic value of animals and expanding our knowledge in conservation biology to save threatened species, while others find the cagingContinue reading
It’s been two weeks since I went out into a remote community to check back in with project participants for RICES (Remote and Isolated Communities Essential Services), and I have since been busy with dataContinue reading
A few weeks ago, my team and I visited one of the newest national parks sites: The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument.
At times, this last expedition felt like a much-needed vacation. Again, we were graced with good weather and had sunshine every day. On average, we were seeing 15-20 lemurs a day. Even after having studiedContinue reading
There is a dire need for water security in our world. This truth led me down a path of science in order to fully understand and assess how to get millions of people access to safe water.
I came to the Nicholas School to learn how to work on environmental issues at a community level. I decided to undertake the Community-Based Environmental Management (CBEM) Certificate while getting a Master’s of Environmental ManagementContinue reading
One of my favorite aspects of my internship with National Parks Conservation Association is the emphasis on getting out into the field and visiting the national parks we are fighting so hard to protect. OneContinue reading
The tumultuous past between the Australian government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people has contributed to a controlled and confusing water management system.
As anyone who has previously done field work knows, nothing ever goes as planned. I don’t define success as “nothing going wrong,” but more along the lines of adapting to issues as they arise, stillContinue reading