There are many reasons why I decided to join this program, but I’ll share with you the two most pressing. One of the biggest threats of all in conservation is an increasing disconnect between humans and the environment. This program will help me connect with other women from around the world trying to bring people closer to the planet and understand their dependence on its health. I have already escalated my science communication efforts and there will be many avenues in the coming months that I will be exploring to connect people to the planet, especially the ocean. Second, I am committed to making science more accessible and welcoming to women, not only through helping create more opportunities for women, but also through fighting sexual harassment and assault in scientific societies, field stations, and ships. Big causes and lofty goals, I know, but that’s why the program is building a large network of women that I am now a part of.
If you’re interested in supporting me, please visit my fundraising page. There’s perks, check them out!