Students see eye to eye with marine life

Students in boat looking up-close at whaleTwo Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability Senior Sustainability Scientists, Jesse Senko and Ira Bennett, brought a group of students to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico for a class they are teaching called “Sea Turtles, Sharks and Fisheries of Baja California: Emerging Topics in Marine Conservation." This Global Intensive Experience, organized by the ASU Study Abroad Office, was one of 15 spring break programs across 12 different countries. These 20 students were part of the 230+ students participating in a study abroad program during ASU’s 2019 spring break. After swimming with sea lions, they are now Christa Burgess’ favorite animal. “One of the big things for me was the power of personal connection, without just seeing it on a screen,” said Burgess, a junior majoring in sustainability. Read more about the experience in ASU Now.