Recently, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology. I accomplished this with many honors…Dean’s List, Outstanding Graduate Award, Cum Laude, & Student Commencement Speaker.
Some have asked what I wanted for graduation, at the time, I did not have an answer.
I now have an answer.
Back in 2010, swimming with a whale was the catalyst that inspired me to return to school. I am now on a trajectory to obtain my Ph.D. Before committing to graduate school, there is something that I want to pursue.
I recently accepted a position to volunteer with the Large Marine Vertebrate Institute in the Philippines. With them, I will be participating in Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) research in Oslob, Cebu.
To participate, I am required to contribute the monetary funds to cover the cost of food, housing, & transportation. I am also required to supply my own free-diving fins and pay for my visas.
What I am asking is not traditional. I know it is atypical.
But, would you be willing to support me in pursuing my dream in conducting whale shark research in the Philippines?
Any little bit helps.
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