Feb. 1, 2021

SUFB 1114: Run A Marathon To Spark Her Career In Marine Conservation

SUFB 1114: Run A Marathon To Spark Her Career In Marine Conservation

Amelia Hursham is in a difficult spot. She is about to graduate with her undergraduate degree in Marine Biology; however, she will be completing her last semester during COVID...from home, as she is mandated to do online virtual learning. It's not...


Amelia Hursham is in a difficult spot. She is about to graduate with her undergraduate degree in Marine Biology; however, she will be completing her last semester during COVID...from home, as she is mandated to do online virtual learning. It's not ideal, but we are in a pandemic and it is better to be safe.

Unfortunately, Amelia will miss out on networking with the faculty and other students; she had a class trip/field course in Mexico canceled, and she cannot work on an oyster project in the field like she has been doing for the past 2 years. 

Amelia wants to maximize her Marine Biology work experience as she prepares for her career, but she feels like she needs something that will provide her with the Networking opportunity and work experience that will solidify her experience. In comes Operation Wallacea, a science trip that will provide her with the experience she needs. Only one slight problem, the cost is 5,000 British Pounds and out of her budget.

She is not going to let that stop her from attaining her dream. Amelia is going to fundraise for the money which will not only help her pay for the cost of the course but also provide her with the experience in fundraising that could help her in the next job opportunity that comes her way.  And she is going to raise it by running a Marathon (26.2 miles)!!!

You can help Amelia achieve her dream by donating to her Go Fund Me campaign. If you are not in the position to donate yourself, then feel free to share this with some people who might. 

Go Fund Me Link: http://bit.ly/3pOaSlv

Follow Amelia on Instagram as she trains for her marathon: https://www.instagram.com/amelia.runs.a.marathon/

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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw