Annual Fund for Career Readiness Recipient
“A valuable lesson I learned was that there is no shame in asking to be taught something. Research scientist and resource economist alike then must provide new and updated research to inform both management and industry stakeholders on what the state of the resource is.”
I was able to work at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute as a marine resource economist intern under Dr. Jenny Sun. I began my experience at GMRI with an open mind, I really wanted to learn more about what resource economics was and how it fits into resource management. I worked on a project that looked to compare the historic competition and integration between the U.S. and Canadian lobster markets while also analyzing how the emerging Chinese demand for lobster has affected prices and landings of North American lobster. My duties included exporting data from Canadian databases onto excel sheets and a SAS program that used code to create a regression.
My experience working with, and organizing Canadian lobster landings and exports put me in direct contact with the types of data used by resource economist. I can see this experience as being a great tool for future internships.
- Date September 18, 2015
- Tags 2015, Unrestricted