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Marine Biologist Natalie Robson on Remote Pacific Island Living

Marine Biologist Natalie Robson on Remote Pacific Island Living

Lauren Jonik: As a marine biologist, you’ve spent the past 9 months living on The Conflict Islands in Papua New Guinea and focusing on turtle conservation. How did your position come about? Natalie Robson: The owner of the Conflict Islands, Ian Gowrie-Smith, has always been conservation minded. When P&O Cruises first began visiting the Conflict Islands in July 2016, Ian decided that he needed to ensure the protection of the turtles and their nests during the cruise ship visits. During…

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This Girl Is On Fire – Katie Campbell Reveals What It’s Like to be a Wildland Firefighter

This Girl Is On Fire – Katie Campbell Reveals What It’s Like to be a Wildland Firefighter

by Lauren Jonik Lauren Jonik: What inspired you to pursue firefighting as a profession? What kind of training is required? Katie Campbell: I was looking for a summer job to fulfill the co-op requirement of my college program. I studied Adventure Recreation and Parks Management. In order to even apply to be a forest firefighter in Ontario, one must complete a weeklong course which includes a lot of field applications, including a mock fire and sling training with a helicopter….

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Social Networking with Flavor: An Interview with Mi-Ri Yvonne Harris, Founder of the Kitchen Social

Social Networking with Flavor: An Interview with Mi-Ri Yvonne Harris, Founder of the Kitchen Social

by IrinaXara Mi-Ri Yvonne Harris is a Los Angeles native, chef and small business owner of Korean and African-American descent. In 2016 she launched her Kitchen Social events via her company, MYH Events & Production. I met with her in March 2017 to get the scoop on this mix between community networking and food prep. IrinaXara: Tell me a bit about your background in the food industry. What got you here today? Mi-Ri Yvonne Harris: My background in the food industry…

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Women’s Work: Mindy Noland and Tina Ortiz

Women’s Work: Mindy Noland and Tina Ortiz

What happens when two strangers in different career fields interview each other about the work they do? Let’s find out. Mindy Noland is a Teacher of the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing. Tina Ortiz is a Medical Assistant. Mindy Interviews Tina Mindy Noland: What area of medicine do you work in? Tina Ortiz: I work for a Federally Qualified Health Center and perform Clinical duties as a Registered Medical Assistant. I primarily work in Pediatrics and on occasion, Family Practice. MN: What is a…

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Women’s Work: Susan McLintock and Jeanette Palmer

Women’s Work: Susan McLintock and Jeanette Palmer

What happens when two strangers in different career fields interview each other about the work they do? Let’s find out. Susan McLintock is a former lab technician and current substitute teacher living in Swansea, Massachusetts. Jeanette Palmer is a Head of Client Services in Providence, Rhode Island. Jeanette Interviews Susan Jeanette Palmer: What were your childhood career dreams?   Susan McLintock: My first career dream as a child was to be a veterinarian. Then as I grew and learned that…

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