Angela is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology, and will be traveling to various regions throughout Indonesia. Specifically Jakarta, Manado and the Tangkoko Nature Reserve. She will be testing the Hamilton-Zuk Hypothesis using Sulawesi Crested Macaques (Macaca nigra). Angela is looking forward to spending quality time and engaging with locals of Indonesia.
Rachel is a PhD candidate in the department of Ecosystem Science and Management. She traveled to Paamul, Quintana Roo, Mexico this past December to determine the prevalence and benefits of deep rooting by tropical trees in the Yucatán Peninsula. Rachel was able to gather samples and data to build upon her dissertation. Through her experience, Rachel is excited to return to Mexico to continue her research campaign.
Brie is a PhD candidate in Biology and will be traveling to Costa Rica. While in Costa Rica, Brie will be conducting research on the reproductive physiology of sea turtles. This trip marks Brie’s second trip abroad through funding by the MSC L.T. Jordan Institute. Upon her return, Brie is looking forward to enjoying the sunset on the beach with her host family.
Leigh Ellyn Preston
Leigh is a DrPH candidate in Epidemiology and Environmental Science at the Texas A&M School of Public Health. Leigh will be traveling to Quito, Ecuador to research the environmental health infrastructure issues and zoonotic exposures that potentially influence diarrheal disease in urban neighborhoods versus rural neighborhoods. While abroad, Leigh is looking forward to exploring Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and experiencing the ecology of the volcanic archipelago.
Joel is a Master’s candidate at the Bush School. He traveled to Uganda this past December to research the effect of the cold chain on malnutrition, health outcomes and business profits. Through his experience abroad, Joel gained a better understanding of food logistics in East Africa as it relates to temperature controlled supply chains.