Hiking boots and diving snorkel: Theresa Morley-McLauglin '21 needed both for her research on French National Parks

Theresa Morley McLaughlin“During my visit to Calanques National Park, I explored the park’s marine territory by scuba diving, which turned out to be an unexpectedly powerful experience because it forcefully reminded me of the importance of all living creatures and ecosystems. Although I know that climate change is an incredibly far reaching problem, when I think of its negative effects, my brain goes first to the shrinking glaciers and the poor polar bears. I don’t immediately consider the fish, crustaceans, arthropods, or underwater plants whose habitat is likewise threatened by our changing planet.”

(Theresa studied at the Wellesley-in-Aix Study Abroad Program.)

» Friedberg Fellowship Report_Theresa Morley McLaughlin, March 2020