Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Your new blog author!
 Good afternoon!  I want to introduce myself to BIOS’s blog readers, as I will be the main author of the entries you will read here this summer.  My name is Lara Funk and I am a recent graduate of Duke University where I received a Bachelor of Arts in ‘Rethinking International Development: Theories, Approaches, and Representations.’    

Spending my childhood in Bermuda, I gained an early appreciation for the environment, specifically coastal and marine ecosystems.  Through my studies at Duke in development and work in eco-tourism development projects throughout Central and South America, I have seen the inseparable link between community livelihood and dependence on the environment.  I am now looking to pursue a career in community-based adaptation and mitigation to climate change such as community-based natural resource management, with a focus on coastal communities.

I am thrilled to be working with BIOS this summer in the Development Office as a Digital Media, Communications, and Education Intern.  I will be interacting with all sorts of exciting BIOS guests such as students, interns, and visiting groups, and will be collecting and documenting their experiences this summer.  The communication materials I collect will be used in social media, newsletters, annual reports, and right here on this blog.  I hope you enjoy what you find here, and I am so looking forward to sharing some of the amazing things that are going on at BIOS this summer!

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