An internship in food systems & empathy

Here in Tanzania this semester we are a team of six women, all in our 20's, all studying in different fields, all with varying amounts of international experience, research experience, work experience, and all with different personalities, triggers, annoyances, likes and dislikes. Prior to leaving, our advisors tried to explain to us how it might … Continue reading An internship in food systems & empathy

Reflections from Nairobi

Jambo! One of the patterns I have noticed in this vibrant city is her love for juxtapositions. Dusty, broken and trash littered sidewalks are walked upon by sharply dressed business people. Tall, modern buildings are neighbors with dilapidated and crowded markets; while gated, secure communities provide little protection against the incessant mosquitoes and boisterous traffic. … Continue reading Reflections from Nairobi

Observed Cultural Differences in Dar es Salaam

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” – Audre Lorde As someone who’s "travel experience" prior to this internship consisted of leaving the resort in Mexico to walk across the street and buy inexpensive bottled water, I have been amazed by the cultural differences. … Continue reading Observed Cultural Differences in Dar es Salaam