Fans of This American Life have likely heard the voice of Gabriela Muñoz MACI ’23, who worked as an interpreter for several episodes of the popular national radio show. That experience led her to pursue a master’s in conference interpretation.
Monterey County Now recently published an article on three Middlebury Institute students who have launched an organization to advocate for providing menstrual and incontinence products to those in need.
Estuaries have always been an essential feature of the economy, and in the face of climate change, play an even more important role in buffering storms and sequestering carbon. “The Economic Value of America’s Estuaries,” written by the Center for the Blue Economy and TBD Economics LLC for the non-profit organization Restore America’s Estuaries, details the surprisingly huge contribution of these areas to the U.S. economy, and fills in a critical gap for coastal managers and policy makers: the economic benefit of natural infrastructure and blue carbon sequestration.
Two Middlebury Institute students and one alumna implemented development projects through Projects for Peace, which grants $10,000 awards to students to execute projects that tackle the world’s most pressing issues.
The California coast extends across 1,200 miles (3,000 miles depending on what is counted). There have been extensive investments in understanding the physical and biological dimensions of the coast. There are numerous world-class ocean science institutions in California furthering understanding of those dimensions. However, there has been little effort to understand one of the key components of the marine ecosystem: human use.