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Undergraduate Student Internship Spotlight: Zoe Barr

Zoe Barr in Ecuador Internship Summer 2019
January 15, 2020

Zoe Barr during the summer of 2019, travelled to Ecuador to work on the Ecuadorian Amazon Reforestation Project for the Ministry of Agriculture and International Agriculture and Rural Development. The focus of Zoe’s work was centered around interviewing local Shuar and Mestizo farmers, gathering input from locals on how to improve cacao agroforestry systems. After conducting interviews, she, then, drafted proposals for how the government could implement policy to solve the problems that came up in her interviews. The expenses of her internship were covered by a scholarship provided by a U.S. Department of Education grant to the Cornell Latin American Studies Program.

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  • Development, Law, and Economics


  • International Development