This past February, Sam traveled to Las Vegas to present at the Aquaculture America 2018 Conference. The conference is the largest aquaculture trade show in the United States focused on technological advancements within the aquaculture sector. Sam attended to present her research demonstrating the socio-economic benefits that aquaculture has had on women in rural Nepal. Specifically, how fish farming has allowed women to earn significant supplemental income, consume more protein, and give women a sense of independence and empowerment. Additionally, while at the conference, Sam got to reconnect with her old colleagues she met during fieldwork in Nepal and Bangladesh!