1. I am doing this Paddle On adventure/project on a volunteer basis. I'm not paying myself. However, I do accept and appreciate donations! My last job was a fellowship (AKA: prestigious, but poorly paid), and I'm currently unemployed, so stopping for a drink at a cafe in order to use wifi gets pricey quick! The donations button is on the right hand margin of this blog. To all my kickstarter supporters--YOU ROCK! Thank you so much, you have enabled this project to become reality.
2. As I am unemployed, I am currently looking for my next full time job in the marine conservation arena (project manager type work preferred). I am very well plugged in to job opportunities, but I think what would help most is if you happen to know someone at an NGO or governmental department with whom you might put in a good word about this motivated, creative woman you know who is paddling the Mississippi River documenting water quality and plastic waste ;)
Anyway, zero pressure. I just thought I'd put it out there. And thank you if you are able to help <3