Janell Sihay

My north star

The Fisherman and the Scientist by Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka’uta

I love this poem. It tells about the polarity of the lives of the Fisherman and the Scientist even though they share one ocean.

As a marine scientist in training, this humbles me. I guess you could say this is my North Star. I aim to be a competent scientist not just for my personal gain, but also for uplifting the lives of the people who depend on it: the coastal communities, and the fisherman.