Internship: Research assistant at the Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation in Croatia
What: Kasparian is learning to identify dolphins by their fins on the Croatian island of Veli Losinj.
“It’s a strange thing when you first start working on it because it’s hard to comprehend how it will fit into the bigger picture,” he said. “But the end goal is quite important: to help inform policy and make more public knowledge about conservation issues.”
Kasparian interned abroad with the Samo Alajbegovic Fellowship through the Opportunity Hub, which provides scholarship support to students working in the countries bordering the Adriatic Sea.