Hello, my name is Tyler Hassig. I am a Peace Corps Masters International student receiving my graduate degree in Environmental Studies through the College of Charleston, SC.
I arrived in the Philippines in July of 2013 for 27 months of adventure and service as a US Peace Corps Volunteer. This blog will follow my travels, experiences, and life in this beautiful country. Currently, I am living and working on an island called Guimaras where I am promoting the protection of coastal ecosystems and the sustainability of the island’s natural resources. While here I will also be developing a thesis project involving the management of Marine Protected Areas, and hopefully making a positive impact on the coastal communities of Guimaras. Most importantly though, my time in the Philippines allows me the opportunity to learn and enjoy a new culture, which I hope to share through this blog.