Welcome to AquaCultureShock, a blog chronicling my (mis)adventures as a Watson Fellow!
From July 2016 to July 2017, I pursued an independent research project to learn more about the histories, experiences, and challenges that define aquaculture throughout the world. This year was fully funded by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation and was almost entirely self-directed, with few guidelines and plenty of room for spontaneity. For more information about this amazing organization, check out their webpage. For a more in-depth look at my project, peruse my very first blog post or any of the posts that followed!
August 2017: My Watson year has now ended, but I’m planning to add a few more posts I never found the time to write during the year as well as finally figure out how to include photos from my year in a visually pleasing way. I know that reading others’ blogs helped ease the feelings of loneliness I felt throughout the year so my hope is that this can serve as a resource for future Watson fellows. If you are encountering this blog after August 2017 but want to talk with me about aquaculture, oceanography, fish, the Watson fellowship, or any other matter of ocean-related experiences, please write to me!