Palmyra Jackson

Palmyra Jackson is a Cultural Anthropology with Departmental Honors and Humanities for Teaching double major. Palmyra is conducting both her Honors thesis and IDIP coursework in Sirsi, India, with the organization Vanastree. The organization is an agrarian community that focuses on women’s empowerment through the cultivation of a forest-garden and seed conservation. During her time there, Palmyra will observe how small-scale efforts such as this address global issues such as food insecurity and how the empowerment of women can benefit whole societies.