Looking into the future, I plan to pursue a graduate degree or conduct research in the science communication or wildlife filmmaking space. While I already have a few institutions in mind for this leg of my journey, I have plenty of professional projects surrounding wildlife science education that I want to work on in the time before graduate school and/or after.
I am all for adapting and pivoting to whatever life wants to throw my way. It’s a frustrating existence to refuse to pivot and remain close-minded to new or unexpected opportunities. If graduate school happens now, later, or never, that is okay!
Some projects in the works outside of studies include a kid’s program about Natural History Museums of the 21st Century featuring the Burke Museum, freelance design and video for marine education and stewardship organizations and agencies like NOAA and the Salish Sea School, and the production of my very own wildlife documentaries and short films to run the nature film festival circuit!
Overall, I wish to keep doing what I love and find innovative ways to combine the skills and interests I have to advocate for underrepresented role models in my field of study, and make shifts in our local culture, in how we treat each others, the environment, and ourselves.