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Sophia N. Wassermann


PhD student in Marine Science at the National University of Ireland, Galway & Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar. Interested in computational approaches to issues at the intersection of fisheries and climate change. Currently modelling mackerel collective behaviour. MSc in Biodiversity & Conservation (with Distinction) from Trinity College Dublin; B.A. in Environmental Studies from Vassar College.


  1. Island living, but just a little different from the TCI.

    Hi, dear reader! This is an old post from a travel/adventure blog I used to keep. This is my first post about settling in as a Fulbright Student Grantee in Iceland. So funny to look back on, now that I have deep connections to the country!


  2. Transitions

    Hi, dear reader! This is an old post from a travel/adventure blog I used to keep. This is a wrap-up of old job as a Waterfront Intern at the School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands, featuring a couple of last adventures with megafauna. End of an era!


  3. Call me Ishmael

    Hi, dear reader! This is an old post from a travel/adventure blog I used to keep. This is my sixth post from my old job as a Waterfront Intern at the School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands, in which I brag about seeing whales and talk about another research project. Also, I get really excited about chocolate milk.


  4. Sail!

    Hi, dear reader! This is an old post from a travel/adventure blog I used to keep. This is my fifth post from my old job as a Waterfront Intern at the School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands. I explain one of the major research projects I was envolved in. Oh, and tell an embarrassing story (from whence the title comes).


  5. I'm grateful to be alive for quite a few reasons.

    Hi, dear reader! This is an old post from a travel/adventure blog I used to keep. This is my fourth post from my old job as a Waterfront Intern at the School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands, in which I followed up a click-bait title with tales of baby lobsters and baby turtles. And some boat problems. I am happy to be alive, but come on past-Sophie, hyperbole much?


  6. There are ants in my computer again.

    Hi, dear reader! This is an old post from a travel/adventure blog I used to keep. This is my third post from my old job as a Waterfront Intern at the School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands, a walk-through of some of the juvenile lemon shark research conducted there and general life. Sharks!


  7. I breathed air underwater today!

    Hi, dear reader! This is an old post from a travel/adventure blog I used to keep. This is my second post from my old job as a Waterfront Intern at the School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands, all about learning how to drive the boats and our first dive! Ahhh I miss that water….


  8. Well, I'm sunburned

    Hi, dear reader! This is an old post from a travel/adventure blog I used to keep. This is my first post from my old job as a Waterfront Intern at the School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands, talking about our prep work on our boats before the students arrived. Cue flashback to a previous life!