Amirpooya Dayani Dardashti is a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Bilingual Education/ESL Education at Texas A&M University. He will be travelling to Texas A&M University in Qatar (TAMUQ) to study the attitudes and opinions held towards the English language within the student body at TAMUQ, Amirpooya is looking forward to engaging with the diverse Aggie student body in Qatar, conducting new research, as well as forging professional and academic ties.
Wah Wah Myint
Wah Wah Myint is a DrPH student in the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences at Texas A&M School of Public Health. She plans to research women’s health by using nationally representative secondary data. Her research focus is on women’s health in Asia and the Pacific region. Her analysis will include the help-seeking behavior of women who face domestic violence in India. She would also analyze the factor influencing women’s prenatal care services, especially those who had early sexual debut and early marriage, living in some island countries in Asia and the Pacific region.
Michael Portal is a PhD student in the Department of Philosophy and Master’s student in the Department of History. Michael will conduct archival research at the Houghton Library at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). There, he will study the rich correspondence between two philosophers and friends: Maurice Blanchot and Emmanuel Levinas. His research aims to, in paying close attention to their particular friendship, reconsider the general structure of friendship and how it might prove helpful for understanding our current political situation.
Alyssa Schultz is a PhD student in the Department of Geography. Schultz will be traveling to several locations in Australia to further her research on deep-sea corals and collaborate with international leaders in coral reef sustainability and management. Her research will be conducted at the Australian National University involving radiocarbon dating and the development of new geochemical methods for paleoceanographic reconstructions using deep-sea corals. Schultz is looking forward to experiencing Australian culture and nature, learning new research techniques and methodologies, and building valuable research relationships.
Sarah Brinkley is now a 3rd-year PhD student in the Department of Horticultural Sciences conducting research with the Center for Coffee Research and Education within the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. In 2020, Sarah will travel to Western Colombia to collaborate with the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) and Parque Tecnológico de Innovación del Café (TECNiCAFE). She will work with these partners to design a study to evaluate soil and coffee quality under shade trees and teach innovative styles of agricultural management to local Colombian and international coffee farmers.
Lauren Jones is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology. She will be traveling to Scotland to collect ancient DNA from archaeological human bones to investigate the role of disease in daily medieval life. Lauren will also be looking for genetic markers of disease resistance to better inform modern-day disease response. She is looking forward to immersing herself in the Scottish culture, working with international collaborators, and hiking the Highlands region.
Masatoshi Kuniyoshi is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology. He visited Okinawa, Japan from December 11, 2019 through January 13, 2020 to collect local newspaper articles at the prefectural library. He performed a content analysis on Okinawan newspaper articles to identify what kinds of social framework are used and to discuss the “1995 sexual assault against 11 year old Okinawan schoolgirl by three U.S. soldiers” incident. He investigated how the framework affects the way in which people collectively remember and further reinforce the memorization of Okinawan people in contemporary Japan.
Jaclyn Martin is a PhD student in the Department of Entomology. Her plan is to study the rice delphacid pest native to Latin America but invasive to Texas. This research will take place at The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia. She will be investigating how this insect will respond to climatic conditions in Texas and exploring which Texas rice varieties will be most resistant to this insect pest. She is looking forward to establishing a network with scientists at CIAT and immersing herself in Colombian culture.
Kenneth Masloski is a PhD student in the Department of Entomology and is working under his advisor, Dr. Kevin Heinz. Kenneth’s work focuses on the importation and biological control of crapemyrtle bark scale, a non-native pest of crape myrtle trees in Texas. He will be traveling to Beijing, China to study this insect in its native range and gather information he would otherwise be unable to in Texas. He will work closely with collaborators at Beijing Forestry University and the USDA Sino-ABCL.
Kaiyi Zhang is a first-year PhD student in the School of Public Health. She will be traveling to Germany in the summer of 2020 to join the field, lab and modeling investigations at the Department of Hydrology at the University of Bayreuth. There, she will evaluate groundwater vulnerability to antibiotics contamination by modeling contaminant flows through the vadose zone in HYDRUS. Kaiyi is looking forward to her work in Germany enriching her comprehension of the health care systems and public health development in several European countries.
Sarah Brinkley is a PhD candidate in the Department of Horticultural Sciences. Brinkley travelled in December of 2018 to conduct research in Copán, Honduras with the Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Limitada (Capucas Coffee Producers Cooperative). She evaluated how soil health impacts coffee quality, in an effort to directly support agricultural management practices for smallholder coffee farmers. Brinkley enjoyed working alongside the agronomists in the field and being surrounded by nature in the tropics.
Manuel Flores is a Junior studying Ecological Restoration and Forestry in the Ecosystem Science and Management Department. He will be going to the Texas A&M Soltis Center for Research and Education in Costa Rica to study physiological differences of shade tolerant plants across varying elevation gradients. Flores will be continuing previous research and is looking forward to returning to the Costa Rican culture. Manuel is the Jordan Institute Undergraduate Research Fellow in partnership with LAUNCH at Texas A&M University.
Taryn Johnson is a Graduate student in the Department of Anthropology. Johnson will be performing genomic analyses of bacteria found in Paleoamerican coprolites to study prehistoric gut microbiomes. She will conduct research with the Warinner Lab Group at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Human History in Jena, Germany. Johnson is looking forward to learning new methodologies, forging research connections, and engaging with German culture.
Simon Kiacz is a PhD candidate in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Kiacz travelled to the Madre de Dios region of Southeastern Peru on December 14, 2018 through January 18, 2019 to study the family group ecology of clay lick parrots in the genus Amazona. The data collected in Peru ties in with research he has already completed on Red-crowned parrots in South Texas. He enjoyed being fully immersed in a research setting deep within the Amazon.
Mackenzie Pryor is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology. She will be traveling to Bolivia to conduct pilot research over the interactions between frugivorous bats and owl monkeys. Pryor will be practicing identification, tracking, and trapping to obtain data. She is looking forward to getting to
Bolivia and seeing the animals in their natural environments.
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.
Camille is a Master’s candidate in Biomedical Sciences and will be traveling to the Chaqueño para la Conservación e Investigación (CCCI) in the Chaco region of Paraguay. She will conduct physical exams and collect samples and various health parameters and Chacoan and White-lipped peccaries, an endangered species native to the region. She will be working alongside local researchers to learn the techniques necessary to conduct isolated field research at the CCCI.
Chris is a PhD candidate in Animal Behavior and Communication and Biology, and will be traveling to Calnali Hidalgo, Mexico for three months. He will be conducting field work on pheromone communication and environmental disturbance in Xiphophorus ecosystems. Chris hopes to collect rare and valuable data for his research and immerse himself in the Mexican culture by engaging with locals and exploring the highlands of the Sierra Madre.
Annah is a PhD student in Veterinary Pathobiology and will be traveling to various regions of the northern and central Tunisia, primarily at the National Veterinary School of Sidi Thabet. She will be collecting Ixodes ricinus (castor bean tick) during weekly field visits to local national parks. Annah will extract and sequence the DNA from the specimens to ultimately compare the pathogens found in European and American ticks.
Cody is a PhD student in Biological Anthropology and will be traveling to the Central Kalimantan province of Indonesian Borneo for ten weeks. He will be collecting population counts and density data on Bornean tarsiers to assess conservation threats and field preliminary research for the his future dissertation. With this experience, Cody hopes to become acquainted with the conservation challenges and cultural factors facing Bornoe’s disappearing rainforests.
Brie is a PhD student in Biology and will be traveling to Costa Rica for months to study the reproductive physiology of sea turtles. She will identify and capture females shortly after mating and track them throughout the summer to recapture them for ultrasound and blood samples. This research will help inform management plans of Olive Ridley sea turtles and enrich the local communities in which Brie will work.
Whitney is a PhD candidate in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and will be traveling to the Texas A&M Soltis Center in Costa Rica for six weeks. She will be investigating the latitudinal gradient of parasite diversity using rodents and their helminths (flukes, tapeworms, and roundworms) for her doctoral dissertation. Whitney hopes to gather additional host to parasite data from this experience and expose undergraduate students to international field work.
is a graduate student pursuing a PhD in History. She is planning on travelling to Puerto Rico to conduct dissertation research into Puerto Rico’s archives and historical documentation.
Tim Campbell is a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Anthropology. He is planning on travelling to Tanzania to examine the proportional representation of vertebrate cranial and dental remains in owl pellets.
Partnering with Texas A&M’s Honors Undergraduate Research Program , Taylor Nutt is the first recipient of the Jordan Undergraduate Research Fellows Program. She will spend one year as a Fellow and one year as an Undergraduate Research Scholar. She is pursuing a degree in English and is planning on travelling to England to pursue research into British World War I poetry.
is a graduate student planning to travel to Peru to study the effects and causes of informal mining procedures and their effects on arid, coastal, and wetland ecosystems and the resultant pollution on local sources of water.
Christopher Grant Porter is a medical student pursuing a MD who plans on travelling to Haiti to research the nutritional needs of Haitians, plan and build new water wells, as well as practice medicine at a local clinic.
Misti E Levy is a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Atmospheric Sciences. She is planning on travelling to Beijing, China, to study the air quality and conduct research to recreate an air quality model.
Nicholas C. Budsberg is a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Nautical Archaeology. He is planning on travelling to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to study the management of underwater cultural resources.
Shannon Rose Hodges is a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Anthropology. She is planning on travelling to the San Martin region of Peru to conduct research into the effect of habitat destruction upon infant care in the San Martin titi monkey.
is a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Hispanic Studies with Graduate Certificate in Film Studies. He is travelling to La Paz, Bolivia to conduct a comparative study of filmic representation as it relates to conflictive political and social climates.
Arlean Dawes is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish. She is traveling to participate in a qualitative case study research that focuses on narrowing the gap in access to education for marginalized people of Bolivia.
Eric Wendel is a graduate student pursuing a Master degree in Mathematics. He is traveling to Paris, France to perform an independent study and research at the Institute Henri Poincare on sub-Riemannian geometry.
Lori Fields is a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Anthropology. She is traveling to Bohol and Leyte, Philippines to conduct her research on how indigenous knowledge and cultural beliefs affect views on nature, tarsiers, and macaques to assess their impact on conservation efforts.
Mary Frances Dorn is a graduate student from College Station pursuing a PhD in Statistics. She is traveling to Israel to study the theoretical aspect of the approach to classification and prediction that benefits from the flexibility of nonparametric estimators.
is a graduate student with the A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health . He will be traveling to Nigeria to study the ongoing transmission of three types of the Poliovirus and how it effects the region.
Fatma Hasan is a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in English as a Second Language. She is traveling to Jordan to study Jordanian student’s perceptions about gender stereoptyping in school textbooks.
Janet Torres is a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Water Management and Hydological Sciences. She is traveling to Mexico to analyze the current state if water resources in the municipality of Marcos Castellano.
Kathryn Bailey is a graduate student with the A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health . She will be traveling to Nigeria to study the ongoing transmission of three types of the Poliovirus and how it effects the region.
Larissa Georgeon-Richard is a graduate student with the A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health pursuing a Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology. She is travelling to Kenya to study the prevalence and impact of neglected tropical diseases in collaboration with Kenyatta University in Nairobi.
Melissa Nunez is a graduate student with the A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health pursing a Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology. She is traveling to Kenya to study neglected tropical diseases with Kenyatta University in Nairobi.
Nicholas C. Budsberg is a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Nautical Archaeology. He is traveling to the Bahamas to survey and excavate a European shipwreck from the period of European expansion, off the coast of Highborne Caye.
Rebeca Soto Clary is a senior International Studies major with a minor in Arabic. She traveled to Jordan to determine the extent to which the U.S’s fear of spreading socialism affected its policy decisions in the Middle East during the Cold War.
Sharon DeMarin is a graduate student pursing a PhD in Education Psychology. She is traveling to Zambia to study English literacy development among native speaking Nyanja Zambian children as a result of English instruction in schools.
Andrew Shelnutt, from Woodbridge, Virginia, is a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Public Service Administration. He will be traveling to Accra, Africa to conduct interviews with local government officials to determine best practices in modern urban planning in West Africa.
Joelle Petrosky, from College Statoin, Texas, is a graduate student pursuing a Masters of Science in Leadership Education. She will be traveling to Abuja, Nigeria to study leadership in the context of the Nigerian culture.
Matthew Davis, from Mission Vejo, California, is a third year PhD Student in the Department of English. He will be traveling to the United Kingdom to research the surviving archives of East Anglia that harbor 14th and 15th century documents relating to “wool churches” such as Long Melford.
Maura Pelacios, from College Station, Texas, is a PhD student in the Department of Wildlife Fisheries Sciences. She will be traveling to Guatemala to study the fish community composition and bio geographical patterns in the highlands of Guatemala, a region rich in diversity and high levels of drainages.
Nichole Roatch, from College Station, Texas, is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology. She will be traveling to Peru to explore how anti-predator behavior is constrained by environmental conditions.
Adam Naito, from Bryan, Texas, is a first year PhD student in the Department of Geography. He will be traveling to Sweden to research focuses on quantifying and modeling the expansion of shrubs in the Alaskan Arctic that has occurred in recent decades.
Alicia Krzton, from college Station, Texas, is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology. She will be traveling to Beijing, China to conduct a population survey of the golden sub-nosed monkey in four nature reserves where population density figures do not exist.
Glenda Bingham, from College Station, Texas, is a third year PhD student in the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences. She will be traveling to the region of Rio Negro, Argentina to focus on the impact of dog-associated zoonoses in a developing country.
Larkin Frost Kennedy from College Station, Texas, is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology. She will be traveling to Corinth, Greece to test archaeological models of ethnicity and population movement during the Slavis invasion in late antique Greece (AD 300-700).
Ryan Collett, from The Woodlands, Texas, is graduate student in pursuit of a Master of Science in International Development. He will be traveling to Mekelle, Ethiopia to research the dryland agricultural practices and its impact on communities who have to cope under these conditions.
Bradley Angell, from Cameron, Texas, is a Doctoral student in Architecture. He will be traveling to the autonomous region of Tibet and China to study the conflux of architectural styles that occurred as exiled Tibetans traveled through China.
Georgina Davis, from League City, Texas, is a Doctoral student in Architecture. She will be traveling to the McMurdo Research Station in the Antarctica to study the existing design, engineering, and construction of a small scientific community in an extreme environment.
Nicole Smolensky, from College Station, Texas, is a Doctoral student in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. She will be traveling to Cameroon to investigate harvesting techniques and practices for wildlife in marketplace communities.
Therese Catanach, from Allen, Texas, is a master’s student in Entomology. She will be traveling to the kingdom of Swaziland to survey and census the population of a pest species of moth at the farm-national park interface.
Vanessa Byrd, from Tallahassee, Florida, is a Doctoral student in Health Education. She will be traveling to the Dominican Republic to study childhood health and the growing problem of obesity in this developing country.
, from Baltimore, Maryland, is a master’s student in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. She will be traveling to Cairngorms National Park in Scotland to investigate models in biological conservation of species reintroduction programs and public involvement.
Allison Pease, from Corpus Christi, Texas, is a doctoral student in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. She will be traveling to the Rio Grijalva-Usumacinta region in Southern Mexico in order to characterize the ecology of cichlid fishes.
Danielle Tietze, from San Antonio, Texas, is a doctoral student in Toxicology. She will be traveling to Azerbaijan to investigate the effects of environmental pollutants on local populations and provide health education to local communities.
Jeannine Tamez, from Pasadena, Texas, is a doctoral student in Psychology. She will be traveling to The University of Granada in Granada, Spain in order to learn new techniques for measuring physiology responses to social stimuli, and to further her research on social comparison theory and eating disorders in women.
Luciana Hunt is a master’s student in Geology from Lima, Peru. She will be traveling to Los Roques Archipelago National Park in Venezuela in order to characterize habitat for the Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata).
Sandra Metoyer, from Bryan, Texas, is a doctoral student in Geography. She will be traveling to Seoul, Korea, in order to investigate differences in spacial thinking between Asians and Westerners.
, from San Diego, California, is a graduate student in Nautical Archaeology. She will be traveling to Seville, Spain to visit the Archivo General de las Indias for information on the defense of Panama in the colonial era.
Christopher Sparks, from Oviedo, Florida, is a doctoral student in Anthropology. He will be traveling to South Korea to study the globalization of Korean culture as reflected by their traditional wrestling sport, ssireum.
George Schwarz, from Cincinnati, Ohio, is a graduate student in Nautical Archaeology. He will be traveling to Portugal to perform an underwater survey of shipwrecks off the coast of the Sagres peninsula.
Joshua Jones, from Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a doctoral candidate in Entomology. He will be traveling to the Philippines to study and collect samples of insects in the class Neuroptera, which includes lacewings and ant lions
, from Copperas Grove, Texas will travel to Bolivia to Study the impact of rapid social and economic changes on the reproductive decisions of the Tsimane Indians.
Sarah Kampbell from Lakeville, Minnesota will travel to Sicily to Study the Pantano Longarini shipwreck and interview the wreck’s original excavator.
Benjamin Ford, from Cincinati, Ohio will travel to Ontario, Canada to study the effects of human civilazation on the shorline environment of Lake Ontario.
Krista Fritz, from Rockford, Illinios will travel to Newbury, England to learn techniques which are vital to her research in the genentics of disease resistance.
Krista Reddick, from Stafford, Virginia will travel to Kenya to study sun-spiders and develop an educational video exchange between the U.S. and Kenya.
Christie Twist, from Carrollton, Texas will travel to the Politenico di Torino in Italy to conduct research on the explosive decompression of elastomers.
, from Roswell, Georgia, is a graduate student in Wildlife Ecology. She just returned from the Bolivian Chaco, a region threatened by development, where she studied community-based conservation and sustainable use of local wildlife.
Brian Sedio, from Dallas, Texas, is seeking a Doctorate in History degree. He will travel to Berlin, Germany to conduct research at the German Archaeological Institute on German imperialism before 1884.
Pearce Creasman, from Richmond, Virginia, is a graduate student in Anthropology, specializing in the Nautical Archaeology Program. He will travel to Cairo, Egypt to study the Cairo Dashur boats in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Sarah Thompson, from Roswell, Georgia, is a graduate student in Wildlife Ecology. She just returned from the Bolivian Chaco, a region threatened by development, where she studied community-based conservation and sustainable use of local wildlife.
Niles Illich, from Dallas, Texas, is seeking a Doctorate in History degree. He will travel to Berlin, Germany to conduct research at the German Archaeological Institute on German imperialism before 1884.
, from McAllen, Texas, is a graduate student in Veterinary Medicine. She will travel to Melbourne, Australia to study the effect of lemon juice on HIV and contraception at the University of Melbourne.
Damian Medina, from Brownsville, Texas, is a graduate student in Educational Administration. He will travel to Xi’an Jiaotong University in China to conduct research on student affairs and student development.
James Littlejohn, from Claremont, California, is a graduate student attending The A&M System Health Science Center College of Medicine. He will travel to Stockholm, Sweden where he will conduct research at the Karolinska Institute on basement membranes and their implications in cancer and diabetes.
Matthew Wilkins, from Bellaire, Texas, is an undergraduate student in Philosophy. He will travel to Denmark to study the work and national relationship to Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.
, from College Station, Texas, is a graduate student in English. She will travel to Ireland to do research at the National Library of Ireland in Dublin on the manuscripts of James Joyce. Ms. Hollis will also travel to London to research the Virginia Woolf papers at the University of Sussex.
Ethel Taylor, from Bryan, Texas, is a graduate student in Veterinary Medicine pursuing a Global Leadership Certificate. She will travel to Morocco to conduct research on the diseases of equines and will work with the American Fondouk Foundation
Nick Anthis, from Fort Worth, Texas, is an undergraduate student majoring in Biochemistry. He will travel to Australia to research growth factors and their medical, nutritional, and research uses.
Tracey Hayes, from College Station, Texas, is a graduate student in Geography specializing in Geopolitics. She will be traveling to Munich, Germany to conduct research at the University of Munich on the dynamics of geopolitics within the Nazi party.
Virginia Shervette, from Augusta, Georgia, is a graduate student in Wildlife and Fisheries. She will travel to Ecuador to investigate the role mangroves play in the life history of corvina fish species.
Michelle Kells, from Bryan, Texas, is a graduate student in English. She will travel to Spain to study the period of La Reconquista to 1492 and the expulsion of the Sephardic Jew population to Mexico as it relates to the racial purity myth.
Catharine Inbody, from Bowie, Maryland, is a graduate student in Anthropology specializing in Nautical Archaeology. She is currently visiting Sweden, France, and Denmark in order to research rigging for the reconstruction of the 17th century French ship Belle.
Justin Harper, from Edinburg, Texas, is a graduate student in Veterinary Medicine. He will travel to Australia to study foreign treatments of colic in horses as he pursues his interest in international veterinary medicine.
Dave Baumgardner is a graduate student in entomology from Houston, Texas. He will travel to Costa Rica to study its great biodiversity with specific focus on the collection and the ecology of leptohyphid mayphlies.
Eric Haase is a graduate student in geology from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He will travel to Egypt to explore water resources in the arid regions of the country as part of his comparative planetology research on Mars.
Ashley Haislet, in a senior Education and Spanish major from Bryan, Texas. She will travel to Argentina to study the role of culture in shaping the educational methods of language acquisition programming in public and private schools. Ashley later decided to travel to Costa Rica instead because the majority of Argentina’s schools are out of session during the summer.
Carey Matson is a graduate student in Veterinary Medicine. She will travel to Madagascar to study the hematology of lemurs in order to benefit the captive breeding and conservation of the species.
Ryan McLemore in a sophomore Environmental Studies major. He will travel to India to study the role of the cast system and the relationship between social groups and environmental problems.
Joni Patterson is a graduate student in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism from Texas City, Texas. She will travel to Switzerland to study the social impacts of tourism on the tourist and host communities and the need for international tourism policy.
Karen Smirmaul is a graduate student in Veterinary Medicine from Duncanville, Texas. She will travel to Nepal to train animal health workers in a rural clinic and at a veterinary school in Chitwan and to explore animal disease control.
Martin Terry is a graduate student in Botany. He will to travel to Mexico on several expeditions to gather molecular data on the Lophophora genus of the cactus plant in order to investigate its taxonomic problems.
Robert Trujillo is a graduate student in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from El Rito, New Mexico. He will travel to Ethiopia to survey the higher vertebrate diversity of the Aningeria forests as well as cultural aspects of conservation biology.
Dave Amber, a graduate student in Science Journalism, from Bryan, Texas. He will travel to New Zealand to explore the country’s unique stance on nuclear arms control.
April Harlin, a graduate student in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, from Pacifica, California. She will travel to Chile and Argentina to research the management of dusky dolphins and the conservation practices in those countries.
Travis Heggie, a graduate student in Geography, from Bryan, Texas. He will travel to Somoa to research the impact of logging and human activities on agriculture and conservation.
Sara Keyes, a graduate student in Anthropology, from Farmers Branch, Texas. She will travel to Morocco to research and catalog nautical charts, lithographs, and engravings dating from 1450.
Cory Ramsey, a graduate student in Anthropology, from Texas. She will travel to Turkey to research the conservation of ancient Islamic glass from a shipwreck.
, a graduate student in Architecture, from Bryan, Texas. She will travel to Spain to study the influence of Islamic architecture on the development of Catholic religious architecture in central Spain.
Scarlett DeLaune, a student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, from Bryan, Texas. She will travel to Uganda to research the effects of environmental stressors and the intermingling of domestic and wild species as they relate to the spread of parasitic disease.
Isai Gopalakrishnan, an undergraduate Biology student, from College Station, Texas. She will travel to India to intern and research the occurrence and treatment of HIV.
Wylie Harris, a graduate student in rangeland ecology and management, from Saint Joe, Texas. He will travel to Argentina to research the the effects of shrub burning on the amount of water taken from deep soil layers by plants.
Kathryn L. Junkins, a student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, from College Station, Texas. She will Travel to Botswana to research the impact of veterinary fences on the wildlife migration routes.
Richard Nader, a graduate student in Educational Administration, from Bryan, Texas. He will travel to Japan to study the educational systems in Japanese institutions of higher education.
, a graduate student in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, from College Station, Texas, who will travel to Venezuela to research river-floodplain fish assemblage.
Timothy Clark, a graduate student in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, from Mississippi, who will travel to Yap in Micronesia to study giant manta rays.
John Janovec, a graduate student in Botany, from Kansas, who will travel to Ecuador to study the Myristicaceae family of tropical flowering plants.
David Jepsen, a graduate student in Wildlife in Fisheries Science from College Station, Texas, who will travel to eastern Peru to study the fishing methods of indigenous groups along the Amazon.
Younoos Latheef, an undergraduate student in Computer Science, from College Station, Texas who will travel to Egypt to study the availability and feasibility of computing resources in Cairo.
Catherine Malone, a graduate student in Genetics, from College Station, Texas, who will travel to the Dominican Republic to study the communities impacted by conservation efforts and ecological preserves.
Steven Rauth, a graduate student in Entomology, from Missouri, who will travel to Brazil to study vibrational communication amongst fire ants.
Clara Scott, is a graduate student in Veterinary Medicine, from Del Rio, who will travel to Spain to work at the Center for Animal Disease Control in Madrid.
Suzanne Soriano, is an undergraduate student in Biomedical science from La Marque who will travel to Mexico City to help develop a family planning and HIV/STD prevention program. Suzanne was later unable to accept the fellows grant due to unusual circumstances, but did complete her research in the Brazos Valley. Because she accepted no grant, she was not required to offer a presentation.
Bonnie Sue Chaffe
, a senior International Studies major with an architecture minor from New Braunfels, Texas. She will study children’s facilities in Spain.
Christopher Cook, a Nautical Archaeology graduate student from College Station, Texas. He will travel to Scandinavia to study the development of ancient boat burial tradition.
Zia Islam, a senior Mechanical Engineering major from Madison, Wisconsin. He will travel to Zagreb and Bosnia to help organize children’s activities and repair civil structures damaged by war.
Jonathon Handelman, an English Literature graduate student from Schenectady, New York. He will ravel to Mexico to study the manifestations of magic in culture.
Sarah Keath, an Agricultural Education student from Hondo, Texas. She will travel to Mexico to conduct a preliminary study about the feasibility of introducing home gardens in rural villages in Venezuela.
Ty Matejowsky, an Anthropology graduate student from Brenham, Texas. He will travel to the Philippines to investigate the modern affects of shopping malls on the social cohesion of provincial towns in the Philippines.
Allan Meyers, an Anthropology graduate student from Louisville, Kentucky. He will investigate the site of Hacienda Tabi in Mexico.
Charles Snodgrass, an English student from Weslaco, Texas. He will study the language, culture, and society in Scotland.
Jimmy Viola, a junior Wildlife and Fisheries major (undergraduate) from Bryan, Texas. He will travel to South America to study the implementation and effects of environmental policy instituted for compliance with World Band funding requirements.
Amanda Walters, a sophomore International Studies major (undergraduate) from Weatherford, Texas. She will intern with the Girl Guides in France.
, a graduate student in Agricultural Education who will travel to Paraguay to study beef cattle production.
Gregory Gidden, a graduate student in Nautical Archeology who will travel to Moscow to study early trade routes to the Mediterranean.
Daxa Patel, a junior Genetics major who will travel to Costa Rica to study the religions and cultural life of the land.
Fred Pearl, a graduate student in Anthropology who will travel to Uganda and Kenya to study the Mukogodo and Masai, living populations of nomadic pastoralists.
Rachel Preston, a senior Environmental Design major who will travel to Italy and France to study Renaissance architecture.
Zenia Sanchez-Fuentes, a senior double major in International Studies and Economics who will travel to Jerusalem to study the religious Arab-Israeli conflicts in the area.
Deborah Shaffer, a fourth year Veterinary Medicine student who will travel to England complete a four-week internship at a veterinary clinic in Bristol.
Cindy Wahlquist, an undergraduate Psychology major who will travel to New Zealand to research the culture, history, and traditions of the Maori tribes.
Steven Wahlquist, a graduate student in Psychology who will travel to New Zealand for 10 weeks to study collectivistic and individualistic practices and cultural differences in the work place.
Erika Washburn, a graduate student in Nautical Archaeology who will travel to England to study the history of the British bridge Linnet since the War of 1812 and its reconstruction.
This year’s Jordan Fellows form a highly diverse group:
Da-thao (Lyly) Dao, a senior Computer Science major who will travel to Hong Kong and China to study the history of Oriental watercolor on silk.
David Layne Hedrick, a graduate student in Nautical Archaeology who will travel to Egypt and Sadana Island in the Red Sea to study the trading practices of 17th century Chinese merchants.
David Andrew Johnson, a graduate student in Nautical Archaeology who will travel to Jamaica to study the Transatlantic slave trade of the colonial sugar plantations.
David Morton Lewis, a senior double major in English and Philosophy who will travel to France to study the ethics of proselytizing efforts.
Sarah Elizabeth Moreman, graduate student in English who will travel to England to study the 17th century writings of Margaret Cavendish.
Bonnie Jo Ponwith, a graduate student in Fisheries Science who will travel to Costa Rica to study the ecology of snook fish populations.
Leslie K. Pourteau, a graduate student in English who will travel to England to study the 18th century English Gothic novel and the Romantic poets.
David Allen Snyder, a graduate student in History who will travel to United Kingdom to study the relationship between navel fuel technology and British national security policy between 1880 and 1920.
Peter van Alfen, a graduate student in Nautical Archeology who will travel to Albania to study shipwrecks and ancient Greek and Roman trade practices.
Margaret Sabom Bruchez
, a graduate student in Anthropology who will travel to Guatemala to study the cultural remains and historical evidence surrounding a traditional oral narrative of the Cakchiquel Maya civilization.
Mary Jane Grant, a student in Veterinary medicine who will travel to Guatemala to study the prevalence of domestic feline diseases in wild cats.
Carol Kilgore, a junior double major in International Studies and Mathematics who will travel to France to study the possibility of the Central and Eastern European Republics joining the European Economic Community.
Walter Kokernot, a graduate student in English who will travel to London and Scotland to study the original manuscripts of the Scottish writer George McDonald.
Craig Morris, a graduate student in Animal Science who will travel to the Pacific rim to study the marketing and regulation of red meat.
Neil Mullen, a senior double major in Russian and Spanish who will travel to Russia to study the history and architecture of wooden Russian Orthodox churches.
Julie Newman, a student in Veterinary Medicine who will travel to New Zealand to study deer ranching.
Sean O’Donnell, a junior double major in Economics and History who will travel to the British Isles to study the conflict in Northern Ireland.
Brett Phaneuf, a graduate student in Nautical Archaeology who will travel to the Canary Islands to study Roman shipwrecks and artifacts.
Amy Willeford, a student in Veterinary Medicine who will travel to Guatemala to study the disease Psittacosis in birds.
, a sophomore political science major who will travel to Spain to study the Spanish language and conduct independent research on Spain’s role in the European community.
Lisa Nickel, a senior environmental design major who will travel to Australia to study the relationship between the environment and architectural planning.
Sharon Niethammer, a senior finance and psychology major who will travel to Denmark and Eastern Europe to study the evolution of global companies.
Saudra Norton, a graduate student in English who will travel to Germany to study the folklore recorded by the Brothers Grimm.
Kari Kraus, a graduate student in English who will travel to England to study the original manuscripts of the poet William Walsh.
John Bradley, a senior double major in Zoology and History who will travel to Dominica to conduct independent research on the relationship between the indigenous flora and fauna and the wildlife introduced by European colonists.
John Crosby, a graduate student in International Business who will travel to Belgium and France to study the effects of the European Community on French Corporations.
Kristin Loop, a graduate student in Wildlife Ecology who will travel to Australia to study the endangered habitat of sea turtles.
Melissa Richardson Banks
is a graduate student in Educational Administration who will travel to U. S. affiliated universities in Japan to study administrative processes undertaken by U. S. administrators.
Denise Burgos is a junior biology major who will travel to Spain to study the Spanish language and to observe medical doctors.
Thomas Burnett is a senior electrical engineering technology major who will travel to China to study the language for a year at the Guizhou Institute for minorities.
Byron Cargill is a graduate student in clinical psychology who will travel to Italy to research the attitudes and behavioral patterns of college students as they relate to a healthy life style.
Donald Griffiths is a senior English and Russian double major who will travel to Moscow to study the poet Vladimir Vysotsky and to Kazan to research the Tartar nationalist movement.
Richard Herron, is a graduate student in nautical archeology who will travel to Indonesia to research shipping vessels.
Crista Hirmas is a senior history major who will travel to Papua, New Guinea to aid linguists in developing a written language for one of the native peoples and assist with other literacy work.
Ravi Krishnan is a senior medical student who will travel to a town in Northern India to perform clinical work in family medicine and do an ophthalmologic study on the indigenous population.
Wesley Taylor is a senior in veterinary medicine who will travel to France to do molecular biology research with a professor at the University of Limoges College of Medicine.
will be in the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland for about one month. He’ll be working to strengthen ties between our community and our sister city of Kazan. In addition, he will be exploring the possibility of an intern exchange between the legislative bodies of the United States and those of Eastern Europe.
Dan Hargrove will travel in Mexico during the months of December and January. He’ll be studying a concept called La Apuerta which is Mexican President Salinas’ plan to solve the nation’s economic woes.
Chi Huang will be in England studying basic medical sciences at the University of London and serving an internship in a British hospital. His stay begin in October, 1991 and ends in July, 1992.
Andrew Matthews will spend a year in China beginning in August, 1991. He will teach economics in English at Jilin University..
Theresa Peal leaves for her summer experience in Australia in May, 1991. She will serve an internship in the Rural Division of WesFarmers, an agriculturally-based company.
Edward Rogers will be traveling to Egypt for a two-week period in October of 1991. His primary objective in the realm of archeology will be to study tomb reliefs in the Mastaba of Ti of Saggara..
Betsy Spears will depart for a ten-day trip to Japan in December, 1990. She will attend an international conference in Tokyo and have the opportunity to observe Japanese financial markets, agricultural firms and teaching styles.
Robert W. Anderson
is a graduate student in electrical engineering who will travel to Spain and Germany to learn of neuroscience research in universities and industries.
Marcus B. Butler, Jr. is a graduate student in business administration who will travel to Austria to work in a financial institution and attend classes at Johannes Kepler University in Linz.
Karl R. Derouen, Jr. is a graduate student in geography who will travel to various Caribbean nations to research current views regarding a federation of former British colonies.
Andrew J. Gardner is a senior English and French major who will travel to Italy to research Italian methods of teaching foreign languages with various professors.
Krista D. Lyons is a sophomore political science major who will travel to England as a year long exchange student at the University of Lancaster and do independent research on current views regarding the European Community’s proposed changes in 1992.
Jennifer L. Mobley, is a junior economics major who will travel to Paris to work and improve her ability to speak French well enough to have a career in international business.
Laura S. Moore is a senior political science major who will work in Paraguay and visit Chile to learn more of that region in preparation for further career exploration in Latin American affairs.
Catherine Rentz is a sophomore anthropology major who will travel to Ireland to work on a dig then study anthropology at the University of London.
Randolph T. Stevenson is a junior political science major who will travel to India to research the Swadhyaya movement as am approach to economic development.
is a senior industrial engineering major who will travel to Kenya and Tanzania to study human prehistoric and historic development.
Gregory Coleman is a second year Master of Business Administration candidate who will travel to Japan to continue research in the new security laws of Japan and their affect on insider trading.
Ursula Cuzzi is a senior environmental design major who will travel to London and Paris to study architecture and the way it intertwines with the culture.
Douglas Foreman is a senior finance major who will travel to Western Europe to study the funding of multinational corporations and the European community.
Michael Moellenhoff is a second year medical student who will work at the Albbert Schweiter Hospital in Gabon to study how the people’s culture affects their health.
Deidi Strickland is a junior history major who will travel to Spain and Germany to study how the current cultures was affected by history.
Elizabeth Verstegen is a senior economics major who will travel to Yugoslavia to research the interaction between the lifestyle and economy of the country.
Karen Antell is a senior philosophy major from Churchville, Pennsylvania. She will travel to East Germany to study political philosophy at a university in the German Democratic Republic.
Mark Barnes is a sophomore environmental design major from Campbell, Texas. He will travel to Europe to study museums and architecture and to paint.
Christian Boyett is a senior finance and psychology major who will travel to Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong to study the Chinese culture.
William DiBrito is a doctoral student in educational psychology from Fargo, North Dakota. He will travel to Portugal to study policy problems in higher education in developing nations.
Eric Henderson is a sophomore finance major from Dallas, Texas. He will travel to Spain to become more fluent with the Spanish language and culture.
Kristin Johnson is a senior Finance major from Hanover, Pennsylvania. She will travel to Europe to study marketing from another country’s perspective and to improve her Spanish skills while staying in Spain..
Alanna Nelson is a master’s student in Recreation and Parks from Brodhead, Wisconsin. She will travel to Tunisia and Switzerland to study the social and environmental problems in the national parks and to meet with conservation officials while in Switzerland.
Scott Rosen is a junior economics major from Houston, Texas. He will travel to China to study at a university.