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Safari Fang

Safari Fang (she/her) is a Ph.D. student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). She is a marine scientist and ocean conservation leader with proven experience and passion for connecting people from diverse backgrounds to facilitate deep, meaningful collaborations aimed at solving environmental challenges. Her doctoral research focuses on aquaculture and fisheries management, blue food policy, and community-based marine conservation. She has been conducting interviews, analyzing policies, engaging in community events, and co-designing her research with communities and local NGOs in China. She serves on the board of directors of Demos Education Hub, an environmental education and community development NGO in Hainan Island, China. Prior to her Ph.D., Safari earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies and Biology from Beloit College and her M.S. in Coastal Science and Policy from UC Santa Cruz. As a RAISE fellow, Safari hopes to make positive contributions to her communities through research and gain a supportive network of peers with shared interests and passions.