Julia Mason

Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University

"This past summer, I served as the 2013 Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society's National Park Service Dive Intern, working with the NPS Submerged Resources Center on various projects throughout the National Parks system. This fall, I will travel to Palau on a Pforzheimer Foundation Public Service fellowship to participate in marine protected area research and monitoring as well as public outreach and education projects with the Palau International Coral Reef Center. 

Although I loved the traditional academic aspects of the concentration, my favorite ESPP experience was the SEA January-term field trip on the Corwith Cramer. My fellow ESPPers are some of my dearest friends, so I welcome any opportunity to spend time with them, but to do so on an oceanographic sailing vessel in the Florida Keys alongside beloved faculty and a stellar crew was truly incredible. 

ESPP is valuable because it brings together different types of thinking and knowledge necessary to address complex global problems, and the people who are passionate about solving them."
- Class of '13