Friends & Collaborators
There are many wonderful people doing similar research to mine, and I’m grateful that I’ve had the chance to intern and work with the following:
Dr. Louella Dolar has been an amazing mentor to me, allowing me to join surveys of Irrawaddy dolphins in the Philippines, supporting my research efforts (both in terms of morale and by including my work in one of her grants), and involving me in the research community in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Her work has truly inspired me.
I am also thankful for the help and guidance of Mavic Matillano (“the Irrawaddy Queen”), with WWF-Philippines; Dr. Danielle Kreb, of the NGO Y.K. RASI in Kalimantan, Indonesia; and Prof. Ellen Hines (SFSU), who conducts research in Trat Province, Thailand, and her collaborators at the Eastern Marine and Coastal Resources Research Center in Thailand.
Mark de la Paz is a master’s student with Dr. Dolar, and is studying the Irrawaddy dolphins in the Guimaras Strait. He’s helped me with my fisher interviews, and he and his family have helped me with travel logistics and helped me feel at home in Bacolod.
Previous internships related to this research
Pro Delphinus in Peru, with Joanna Alfaro-Shigueto and Jeff Mangel.
Community-Centred Conservation, on their Madagascar project.