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Priscila Stephanie Barravecchia

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina | Clewiston and Fort Myers, FL

Education: Undergraduate, 4th-year student

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KAREN CARDONA-ZAPATA

Hometown: Medellín, Colombia

Education: B.A. Hispanic Studies & Gender Studies with a Minor in Latin American Studies from Connecticut College, New London CT

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Laura Chren

Hometown: Longmont, Colorado

Education: B.A. with distinction in Anthropology, University of Colorado- Boulder

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Katie L. Coldiron

Hometown: Greenup, KY

Education: B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology, Centre College, Danville, KY

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Carissa Cullum

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Education: BA in English, Minors in Philosophy and Latin American Studies, The University of Tampa

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Juanita Duque Serrano

Home Country: Colombia

Education: MA Latin American Studies

Interests: Anthropology, Latin American Studies, livelihoods and habitual practices, place-based reconstruction


Chelsey Hendry-Simmons

Hometown: Lake City, Florida

Education: BA in History, Minor in African Studies, University of Florida

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Akemi Inamoto

Hometowns: San Pedro Sula (Honduras) and Managua (Nicaragua)

Education: Florida Atlantic University Honors College- Concentration in International Studies with focus on Latin America

Interests: Gender, climate change adaptation, mitigation, and responses, rice production

Experience: Research CIAT and Fedearroz in Colombia


Maury Ivey

Hometown: Gainesville, Florida

Education: B.A. in Spanish, University of Florida

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Maja Jeranko

Hometown: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Education: University of Ljubljana, BA in Sociology and Languages

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Lisa Krause

Hometown: Leipzig, Germany

Education: BA in Hispanic Studies - International Relations, University of Aberdeen, UK

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Christopher Lomelín

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia 

Education: BA, Spanish and Latin American Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University 

Interests: Popular Catholicism, Liberation Theology, Environmental Ethics 

Experience: Investigated the Mexican folk saint Jesús Malverde in Culiacán, Sinaloa and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands region. 


Moisés Moreno-Rivera

Hometown: Mecca in Southern California

Education: Bachelor of Arts from the UC, Berkeley where he studied Peace and Conflict Studies focusing on Human Rights in Latin America.

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Juliana Muriel Osorio

Hometown: Buga, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Education: B.Sc. Economics

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ALISSON REIS NASCIMENTO

Hometown: Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil

Education: Bachelor Degree in International Relations

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David Carlos Rinehart

Hometown: Gainesville, FL

Education: B.A. in Spanish Linguistics at UF with minor in Latin American Studies

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Elan Simon Parsons

Hometown: Cocoa, Florida

Education: B.S. Wildlife Ecology (UF '14)

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Julio Villa Palomino

Hometown: Lima, Peru

Education: BA in Sociology and Licenciatura in Sociology, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP)

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Michael Waylen

Hometown:Gainesville, FL

Education: BA in History and Geography with a minor in Environmental Studies from Florida State University

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Kerry P. White

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

Education: B.A. in International Affairs from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. 

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Ruming Yang

Hometown: Shenzhen, China

Education: BA in Spanish Language and Literature, Beijing Language and Culture University

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