MSC eco-labeling works!

Posted Posted in CBE, MIIS

A new study out today shows that MSC eco-labeling actually works! Eco-labeling reliably conveys information to seafood consumers on the health of fish stocks and, from a statistical point of view, MSC-certified seafood is 3-5 times less likely to be subject to harmful fishing. Gutierrez et al. found that 74% of MSC certified eco-label fisheries were above maximum […]

Sustainable Seafood is Healthier

Posted Posted in CBE, MIIS

According to a study out of Arizona State University, sustainable seafood is healthier than unsustainable seafood. The study has been getting a fair amount of press (HuffingtonPost, ScienceDaily, treehugger), and Fish Wise wrote a great blog on the topic talking about seafood consumption patterns in the United States and some of the confounding factors involved. […]

Guest blogger for FishWise

Posted Posted in CBE, MIIS, writing

I wrote a guest post for the FishWise blog! My post was a review of the journal article entitled “Global Cooperation among Diverse Organizations to Reduce Illegal Fishing in the Southern Ocean.” As it turns out, collaboration between diverse organizations can go a long way toward addressing international governance issues. In fact, the authors ended by […]

dubrovnick flood

Posted Posted in croatia, photo, travel

Rick Steves claims that Dubrovnik, Croatia is a ˝not to be missed fairytale of a town!˝ True as that may be, with its perfectly preserved walls and compact layout, I doubt he was here during the rainy season. I ventured out early this morning to set up a day excursion. Only to be told there […]


Posted Posted in change, ramblings, travel

Floating down the Mekong. Running past the Vatican. Sitting on the rooftop in Fez, listening to the chorus of calls to prayer. Hearing a new friends life story in the course of a single train ride. Savoring the best hot chocolate in the world at the Museo del Chocolate. Being sung Frank Sinatra songs–in perfectly […]


Posted Posted in rambling, refugee

every single week i am humbled. i am blown-away. embarrassed. and filled with joy.  every tuesday for two hours, i put aside my “troubles” and focus on someone else for a couple hours. i teach a Nepalese family how to understand, speak, read and write English. though mostly what i do is help them learn […]


Posted 1 CommentPosted in ramblings, travel

So it turns out I’m one of “those girls” that your mom warned you about. Fast, impulsive and an addict. An ink addict to be specific. My addiction started innocently enough, just after college graduation with my first ink in Italy. Since then I haven’t been able to stop myself. Italy, Switzerland and France eased […]


Posted 2 CommentsPosted in laos, ramblings, travel

Perhaps you’ve noticed, or maybe I’ve mentioned it, but I’m just not so good at doing nothing. Don’t get me wrong, I can sit around the table with a glass of wine and good friends for as long as anyone, but I’m horrible at sunbathing and there’s very little on tv that can keep my […]