Atarah McCoy ’20

Major

Woodrow Wilson School

Project Title

Develop Model for Alternative Seafood- Distribution Chain

I worked with Talia Young to develop Fishadelphia into a community-supported fishery (CSF) program that would connect Jersey Shore harvesters with communities in Philadelphia. Together, we focused our efforts on making Fishadelphia into a CSF that would connect New Jersey Shore harvesters with communities in Philadelphia. Our goal was to provide racially and economically diverse communities with greater access to community-supported fishery programs that can improve the income of community harvesters and provide consumers with healthier and fresher seafood. Over the summer, I researched CSF business models, analyzed survey and focus-group data collected from Talia’s previous research, and generated weekly logistical and structural reports for Fishadelphia to implement in its business model. Through my work with Fishadelphia, I learned more about what the process of creating and executing resolutions to promote equality involves within a business framework. My work substantiated my interest in civic values, health and social justice, and I look forward to applying what I’ve learned to my academic endeavors as a concentrator in the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs.



Internship Year

2017

Project Category

Biodiversity and Conservation

Organization(s)

Fishadelphia

Mentor(s)

Talia Young, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology