HILO, HAWAII (Marine Laboratory and Field Work)
Beatriz Romero came from Puerto Rico and wanted to gain experience working in a marine laboratory and conduct field research. I.C.E. lined her up with a top researcher at the University of Hawaii campus. Her duties included lab phytoplankton research and collecting water quality samples off Hawaiian coastlines.
“Hawaii has been awesome! The house is super nice and tidy, and the people are really friendly. I went on the field trip this week, snorkeled with dolphins and helped out the people taking the water quality samples. Super fun! Overall it has been a great experience and I have a feeling it will stay this way. Oh and also I got to know 2 girls from Puerto Rico, so I don’t feel so far away from home!”
– Beatriz Romero