Olivia's Journey to Panama

Current Location

Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá

Join me as I record the sights, sounds, and flavors of my year in Panamá through the U.S. Fulbright Program. I'm excited to share stories of my science—and fun—from the Pacific to the Atlantic. 


To take advantage of Panama's beautiful dry season, this week I went swimming with sharks and sea turtles. 


Through living in Panamá, I've learned that more than one place can feel like home. 

Field Notes

In the days before Ash Wednesday–a Christian holiday that marks the start of 40 days of Lent–many cultures celebrate carnavales (carnival).


Panama’s carnavales celebrations are unique and represent the country’s diverse history and culture.