US Peace Corps: Vanua Levu, Fiji

During my Peace Corps service I worked with nine Fijian village environmental groups that were interested in a diverse range of projects – composing piggeries, improving monitoring and enforcement of marine protected areas, mangrove replanting and upland reforestation, and environmental education. This work allowed me to see coral reefs and associated fisheries as part of larger social-ecological systems, a theme reflected in my work today.