Ellen Scott-Young ’20, Anthropology

Certificate(s): Environmental Studies, German

My small team and I conducted a risk assessment called a productivity susceptibility analysis (PSA) on selected fish species in the Yellow Sea of China. The PSA generates a vulnerability score that helps determine the most effective strategy for sustainably fishing local stocks. We developed our own set of proxies and factors for the analysis by reviewing previous PSAs and through brainstorming sessions. I presented ideas during these sessions that were incorporated into the final project. I also created a PSA Excel spreadsheet that cohesively arranged data so they could be exported into R software for statistical analyses. My skills in Excel are now highly developed and I conducted extensive literature reviews to gather information and data for the Yellow Sea region. My time at the Environmental Defense Fund was very rewarding. I will be looking toward working in the environmental sector again, but perhaps in a different capacity.