Posted on July 24, 2014
Organization: National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Degree: Environmental Science and Policy, B.S. (Class of 2014)
As an intern for NOAA, Will is currently working toward the long term goal of better understanding the reasons for marine mammal stranding in the ocean. He was put in charge of entering marine mammal stranding data into one of NOAA’s national databases.
Before interning for NOAA, Will regularly volunteered at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. He realized how many government and educational establishments were connected. “Now that I’ve been interning with NOAA for a few years, I’m realizing how much interaction there is between the staff at NOAA the staff at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the faculty here at Cal State Long Beach.”
As an ESP major who has an internship and a job opportunity after he graduates, Will believes that “the most important thing for anyone in this area is just to volunteer as much as possible from as early on as possible.”