Allison Fortner, doctoral student, is headed to France to complete an internship with the Safe Seaweed Coalition. She has been assisting them with their science communication efforts the past 6 months virtually and will now spend time in Paris with the Secretariat and then Roscoff, at one of the biological research stations, to get first-hand opportunities to capture and disseminate science about the impact of seaweed as a sustainable food source around the world. The Safe Seaweed Coalition is a CNRS sponsored group striving to help the seaweed sector develop into an industry that will make a significant contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals through improving public health and food security, alleviating poverty, renewing marine ecosystems, and mitigating climate change. Allison will be sharing her story @allison_in_france if you care to follow along!