Recent Research Posts

This week marks my halfway point, I am looking back on a month and half worth of experiences in Quetzaltenango and I am looking forward to a month and a half more! Although I wish I had more time here, I’m feeling good about where I’m at and the work I’ve accomplished thus far. Next …

In two of my breadth classes, Environmental Sociology and Environmental and Resource Economics, we discussed the unique history of Portland, Oregon’s urban growth boundary and city development. In this post I will discuss how this can be applied to my group’s project on food security in Portland. An urban growth boundary separates land that can …

After three weeks of working hard on preparations and scheduling, I have finally got to the good part – the interviews! This week I completed three interviews and scheduled four more for next week. The real breakthrough that occurred this week was finding a translator. After talking with a handful of different contacts over the …