Elephant Fields Forever

“Living is easy with eyes closed. Misunderstanding all you see.” John Lennon This week we focused on the nuances and complexities surrounding the illegal wildlife trade. It was hard. Seeing pictures of dead elephants and learning that they recognize and mourn their dead? It’s hard for me to put myself in the head-space of someone … Continue reading Elephant Fields Forever

A Semisonic Kinda Life

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Semisonic Starting at SMSC has been bittersweet. I left Emory friends and my whole (college) world back in December, and seeing those friends continue their ATL lives without me these past few weeks has been hasn’t been easy. That being said, I am BEYOND excited to … Continue reading A Semisonic Kinda Life

Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation

Tucked behind the mountains of Front Royal, VA lies a hidden gem of the conservation world. The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) not only is home to cutting edge researchers, but hosts the Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation (SMSC), running undergraduate, graduate, and professional level courses to inspire and teach new hearts in the tricky … Continue reading Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation