Fellows’ contributions to the Middlebury Institute range far beyond simply conducting research. They deepen and enrich the experiences of students, faculty, and staff by introducing fresh perspectives and adding to the Institute’s global web of professional connections.
As part of a course on “Managing International Marine Pollution,” seven Middlebury Institute environmental policy students had the opportunity to experience a United Nations diplomatic meeting in London firsthand, meeting with delegates and other stakeholders.
“I felt like a thousand candles were lit, inspiring people to help save our oceans,” said one audience member at Wednesday evening’s event with legendary marine biologist, author, and ocean activist Sylvia Earle, hosted by the Middlebury Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy.
Middlebury Institute alumnus Alan Lovewell and his company Real Good Fish beat out 30,000 other applicants to win a $100,000 grant from Chase Bank to support a unique initiative aimed at transforming local seafood into healthy, popular lunches for public school students.
Middlebury Institute student Molly McKeon describes “inspiring and humbling” experience participating in high-level discussions about international aid and disaster relief in Japan recently as part of her Pacific Forum Young Leader fellowship with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.