Koror, Palau –The Ebiil Society and Palau Conservation Society (PCS) welcome US Embassy Science Fellow Brandi Todd.

Todd currently serves as an emergency responder and dive officer for the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) in Dallas, Texas. Her work deals specifically with oil spill and hazardous materials planning and response. She also spent five years in Puerto Rico focused on ocean conservation related studies. US EPA has graciously allowed Todd to take time away from her current position to serve as a fellow in Palau over the next three months.

The US Embassy Science Fellow program connects scientists from the United States to countries around the world and places them directly with partners that would benefit from their expertise.

With Ebiil Society, Todd’s focus will be to document the process of degraded savannah reforestation in Ngeremlengui for adoption in other communities across Babeldaob.

At PCS, she will provide science consultation and research assistance for on-going projects including the “Reviving Traditional Taro Cultivation” project that has sites in Ngeremlengui, Melekeok, and Ngarchelong to address climate change adaptation.

This is Brandi’s first visit to Palau. She is eager to help and get to know the community. Thank you for your assistance in making her feel welcome. (PR)