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Cole Hendrickson in the Philippines

Cole Hendrickson grew up in Seattle, WA and is a Master’s Plan A student in the NREM department. Cole attended Oregon State University and received a B.S. in Fisheries Biology and a minor in Natural Resources, Environmental Law, and Policy, specializing in Fisheries Ecology, Environmental Law, and Conservation. After five seasons with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cole joined the Peace Corps where he served as a Coastal Resource Volunteer in the Philippines focusing on projects with local artisanal fishing communities. These projects included livelihood events and a participatory coastal resource assessment aimed to quantify the habitat of Tinambac, Camarines Sur, and qualify the opinions and catch of all fishers along San Miguel Bay. Cole is pursuing research on the enforcement effectiveness of the Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement for near-shore fisheries on Oahu, Hawaii. Cole also serves as a Research Assistant for the Hawaii Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Commission through the Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative and the Department of Land and Natural Resources Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands.