Andrew Gorvetzian: India

I was born and raised in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico, and have had the great privilege of living in a family that loves to travel. That upbringing led to my first solo international trip to Costa Rica in 2010, when a conversation with an international development worker on my return flight showed me the many possibilities in this field. I have taken that conversation to heart and it has profoundly informed my time at Seattle University, where I have been fortunate to engage in many more conversations about what international development is and how I can play an appropriate and ethical role within in. Those conversations have been enforced by research trips to Guatemala and Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as a semester abroad in Chile. For my IDIP experience, I have been working on seed distribution systems and seed policy relating to small-scale farmers in India with an organization called Centre for Sustainable Agriculture in the city of Hyderabad. The lessons I have learned here will serve me well years down the line as I continue to explore international development after graduation.

I was born and raised in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico, and have had the great privilege of living in a family that loves to travel. That upbringing led to my first solo international trip to Costa Rica in 2010, when a conversation with an international development worker on my return flight showed me the many possibilities in this field. I have taken that conversation to heart and it has profoundly informed my time at Seattle University, where I have been fortunate to engage in many more conversations about what international development is and how I can play an appropriate and ethical role within in. Those conversations have been enforced by research trips to Guatemala and Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as a semester abroad in Chile. For my IDIP experience, I have been working on seed distribution systems and seed policy relating to small-scale farmers in India with an organization called Centre for Sustainable Agriculture in the city of Hyderabad. The lessons I have learned here will serve me well years down the line as I continue to explore international development after graduation.

I was born and raised in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico, and have had the great privilege of living in a family that loves to travel. That upbringing led to my first solo international trip to Costa Rica in 2010, when a conversation with an international development worker on my return flight showed me the many possibilities in this field. I have taken that conversation to heart and it has profoundly informed my time at Seattle University, where I have been fortunate to engage in many more conversations about what international development is and how I can play an appropriate and ethical role within in. Those conversations have been enforced by research trips to Guatemala and Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as a semester abroad in Chile. For my IDIP experience, I have been working on seed distribution systems and seed policy relating to small-scale farmers in India with an organization called Centre for Sustainable Agriculture in the city of Hyderabad. The lessons I have learned here will serve me well years down the line as I continue to explore international development after graduation.

I was born and raised in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico, and have had the great privilege of living in a family that loves to travel. That upbringing led to my first solo international trip to Costa Rica in 2010, when a conversation with an international development worker on my return flight showed me the many possibilities in this field. I have taken that conversation to heart and it has profoundly informed my time at Seattle University, where I have been fortunate to engage in many more conversations about what international development is and how I can play an appropriate and ethical role within in. Those conversations have been enforced by research trips to Guatemala and Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as a semester abroad in Chile. For my IDIP experience, I have been working on seed distribution systems and seed policy relating to small-scale farmers in India with an organization called Centre for Sustainable Agriculture in the city of Hyderabad. The lessons I have learned here will serve me well years down the line as I continue to explore international development after graduation.