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Picturing Myself at W&M

I got my first William & Mary t-shirt when I was six years old. My parents and I were on vacation in Williamsburg, and I

In Defense of Being Alone

For the next month, I’ll be studying invasive species management in Fiji on a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant. Follow along with the journey. I

Welcome to Fiji

For the next month, I’ll be studying invasive species management in Fiji on a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant. Follow along with the journey at

What I learned from rejection

I had my first big rejection last week. I mean big. The crushing, leaves you speechless type of rejection. In February, I submitted a

Dear Class of 2014

Think of your greatest fear. Maybe it’s something tangible, like spiders or snakes. Maybe you’re afraid of the dark or of losing a loved

What I want to be when I grow up.

There are three questions every college senior gets asked. You’re a senior?! How does it feel? Do you know what you’re doing in May?

This could change your life.

Have you ever faced a moment that might change your life? Do you remember the feeling? It’s a lot of nervous anticipation combined with

The Night Dive

Follow along with The Lionfish Project on my project website, Facebook page, and Twitter, as well as the National Geographic Explorers Journal. I was lying face down on the

And so it begins

Follow The Lionfish Project on my website, facebook, and twitter.  It’s been eleven months since I first developed the basic idea for The Lionfish