Jennifer Jaeger, volunteer in Vietnam
I am currently completing my fifth year of my undergraduate degree in International Development at the University of Waterloo through a work placement with the Centre for Marine Life Conservation and Community Development (MCD) in Hanoi, Vietnam. My official title is 'Research Officer', but my job is more comprehensive; I assist the fisheries team with research, analysis, translating, editing, content development, and any other tasks that arise. My team is working on multiple projects to improve and sustain the livelihoods of small-scale fishers, influence policy change, and promote sustainable fisheries management.
I am having a great time learning about marine conservation and community development in Vietnam while applying knowledge from my degree in a context where it can add value and even make a difference