Olivia's Journey to Panama

Current Location

Panama City, Panama

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. 


Hi, I'm Livi, and for the last nine months I’ve lived in Panama, a small country in Central America. Want to know how I got here and what I'm doing?

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.