I grew up on the small island of Vashon Island that lies between Seattle and Tacoma.
I have a Master's degree in Social Anthropology and a PhD is Sociology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Leadership from the Margins: Women and Leadership in Argentina, Chile, and El Salvador was published in 2010 by Rutgers University Press. For more information, please follow this link: http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/acatalog/Leadership_from_the_margins.html
I have been accepted onto the Fulbright Specialist Roster and will be traveling to Lusaka, Zambia to mentor colleagues at the University of Zambia in Lusaka in March 2013.
I am fascinated by the effects of international development efforts on local communities. I have recently carried out research about microcredit in rural Ghana (June 2012) and am presently preparing to go to Guatemala to measure the impacts of the Seattle International Foundation's investment in women's nonprofit leadership in (June 2013).
I recommend Half of a Yellow Sun by Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The novel poignantly explores the 1960s civil war in Nigeria.
I'm looking forward to teaching MRC's cultural interface class Spring Quarter and then taking students to Guatemala to put what we've learned in the classroom to the reality test!
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