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2018 Latin American Studies Alumni Awards

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LACK OF SCIENCE SUPPORT FAILS BRAZIL

LACK OF SCIENCE SUPPORT FAILS BRAZIL

Dr. Emilio Bruna, Center and Tropical Conservation and Development faculty, published the article 'Lack of science support fails Brazil' in Science.

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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT DR. AVECITA DEL CARMEN CHICCHON

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT DR. AVECITA DEL CARMEN CHICCHON

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for Latin American Studies is shining a spotlight on Tropical Conservation and Development alumna, Dr. Avecita del Carmen Chicchón.

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NEW STUDY UNCOVERS REASONS FOR JAGUAR’S RAPID DECLINE IN SOUTH AMERICA’S GRAN CHACO

NEW STUDY UNCOVERS REASONS FOR JAGUAR’S RAPID DECLINE IN SOUTH AMERICA’S GRAN CHACO

Habitat loss and overhunting synergistically drive the extirpation of jaguars from the Gran Chaco.

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Karen Dayanna Cardona

MA Latin American Studies (2017)

"After graduating from UF in April, I moved to Providence Rhode Island to start working as a union organizer for The American Federation of Teachers/AFL-CIO. Currently, I am working with graduate students at Brown University in an organizing campaign to create a graduate student union. The Center not only provided me with the tools to become a better scholar but it also allowed me to prepare myself for the professional work I am doing."

MALAS Alumna

Daniel McQuillan

Master of Sustainable Development Practice (2012)

"I am currently the Manager of the Agriculture & Livelihoods portfolio for Catholic Relief Services in Guatemala and Mexico, based in Guatemala City. Our current agriculture portfolio reaches over 10,000 farming families in the two countries. The MDP program and the Center allowed me to combine a course load which fostered the development of higher-level skills such as strategic design and the overall context and macro trends of international development, while also providing the opportunity to develop more practical skills such as development administration (budgeting!) and monitoring and evaluation."

MDP Alumnus

Michael Waylen

MA Latin American Studies (2017)

"Through courses and networks such as TCD, I was able to engage with the Center’s disciplinary range of Amazonian specialists. The MALAS program helped me generate a political ecology of resource conflicts that connects space and power with dimensions of class, gender, and ethnicity. After graduating from the program, I transitioned to the Geography department at UF to begin my doctoral research where I continue to utilize an interdisciplinary political ecology framework to research human-environment systems in Florida involving water consumption and ecological degradation."

MALAS Alumnus

Karen Dayanna Cardona

MA Latin American Studies (2017)

"After graduating from UF in April, I moved to Providence Rhode Island to start working as a union organizer for The American Federation of Teachers/AFL-CIO. Currently, I am working with graduate students at Brown University in an organizing campaign to create a graduate student union. The Center not only provided me with the tools to become a better scholar but it also allowed me to prepare myself for the professional work I am doing."

MALAS Alumna



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Delve into Latin America and the Caribbean through the various events that are planned throughout the year! Don't miss a moment of the action; check out our Calendar of Events.

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