Sorry to have been gone so long – I’ve been tumbling through the past month and a half and only just got to my feet. I’m back in Portland, Oregon and starting my final year of the liberal arts line dance. How are you?
A quick update on things that came from this summer:
- Hi Amelia. I owe you many things. I apologize. I swear they’re coming.
- I got accepted to present at the American Society of Environmental History conference this spring! Washington D.C. here I come! Again, have to actually make the poster, but hey.
- My year-long senior thesis will be on the intersections of scientific knowledge production and tourism in Monterey Bay, California. The topic feels too good to be true – it touches on marine environmental history, Steinbeck, labor politics, fisheries, educational tourism, water politics, and – what – a naval base? So much of this summer’s work encouraged me to think about the ways scientific research and conservation is deployed in to aid development projects, to do a strange sort of obscuring while ostensibly in pursuit of clarity. I’m excited to see what’s going on in Monterey.
- I’m continuing research on coral conservation programs – if you have any leads, let me know!
- On the note of community involvement in urban design, I’ll be volunteering at a few local charettes by Reed’s campus! SO STOKED.
- I’ll be giving a 10 minute presentation of my research to the Environmental Studies program members in a week – wish me luck!
As things progress, more informative/interesting blog posts will emerge. I figured an update was warranted.
but yeah the tan is totally going thanks portland