Anna Duarte-Silva Barry, 2012, Politics
This summer, I was an intern at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in San Francisco. I worked as a research intern in the Ocean Innovations Department. This department, with the rest of the Oceans departments, works to implement sustainable fishery practices around the world. Specifically, I researched the implementation of sustainable fishery practices in Cuba and the Pacific. My primary responsbility for each regional project was to research background material, statistics, and the status of fisheries for each region, and then provide my own insight as to how fisheries could be improved by EDF. The research I conducted through this internship prompted my senior thesis topic, and I am eager to get going and build upon what I started this summer. I always felt that my work was highly valued at EDF. I was welcomed as an important member of the team from the start which made the experience very rewarding.