Natalie Ann Cain (BA in International Studies Spanish, Chemistry, University of Miami). Project: The effect of seasonal change on the occurrence of the Triatomine species in Guayaquil.” Affiliation: The National Service of the Control of Vector-Borne Diseases.
Lauren Mary Carlson (BA in Biology, St. Olaf College). Project: Assessment of Maternal Mortality in Ecuador. Affiliation: Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
Christopher Louis Clayton (BA/BS in Biology, Spanish and Latin American Studies,
Global Health Certificate, Duke University). Project: Choosing the Path to Health: Healthcare Decision Making in Urban Bolivia & Ecuador. Affiliation: Jambi Huasi Clinic and Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar
Rachel Elizabeth Conrad (BA in Latin Am. Environment &Society and Environment Analysis, Pitzer College). Project: Sumak Kawsay & Soberania Alimentaria: Irrigation Management in Bolívar, Ecuador. Affiliation: Accion Ecologica, San José del Tambo parish, Chillanes, Bolívar.
Ana Laura Deaconu (MS and BS in Earth Systems, Stanford University). Project: Ecuadorian Small Holders Riding the Wave of Globalization. Affiliation: Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
Eric Ross Dyrdahl (PhD candidate in Anthropology, The Pennyslvania State University and BA in Anthropology and Political Science, Northeastern University). Project: Late Period (1250-1500 AD) Economics of Highland Northern Ecuador. Affiliation: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador, Instituto Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural and Pambamarca Archaeological Project.
Keely Lynn McCaskie (BA in Sociology and Environment Studies, University of Pittsburgh). Project: Advocating for Her Community: the roles of women’s collectives in Ecuador. Affiliation: The Indigenous University 'Amawtay Wasi'(UIAW)
Colleen Marilyn Sinnott (BA in Economics, Boston University). Project: Sexual Health Education: A Survey Study of Teen Attitudes and Knowledge. Affiliation: Senescyt and Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Hannah Codega Wagner (BA in International Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of Michigan). Project: Diversifying Inclusion: Conceptions of Learning Disabilities in Southern Quito. Affiliation: Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
Fulbright Scholar Program
2013 - 2014
Patricia Bedinger, Professor, College of Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, Colorado State University. PhD en Biological Sciences and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco. Project: Life on the Edge: Wild Tomatoes at Species Margins in Southern Ecuador. Affiliation: Secretaria Nacional de Educacion Superior, Ciencia, Tecnologia e Innovacion at Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja and Universidad Nacional de Loja.
Alcira Dueñas, Associate Professor, History, Ohio State University, Newark. PhD and MA in History, Ohio State University, BA in Economics, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Project: The Indian Republic at Work: Native Notaries, Lawyers, and Protectores de Naturales in the Colonial Andes. Affiliation: Archivo Nacional de Historia.
Isabel Manuela Estrada, Director, Division of Communications, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. PhD Language and Literature (non-U.S.) Georgetown University, MS in Communications Florida International University, B.A. in Journalism, Universidad de la Habana. Project: The Rise of Public Media in Ecuador: Citizens’ Revolution, Citizen Journalism and the Redefinition of Objectivity. Affiliation: Universidad de Guayaquil, Universidad Central del Ecuador.
Alison Krögel, Associate Professor, Department of Languages and Literatures ,University of Denver. PhD and MA Language and Literature (non-U.S.), University of Maryland, College Park, BA en Language and Literature (non-U.S. and Comparative Literature, University of Washington, Seattle. Project: “The Letter of the Law (in Translation): Access to Justice for Indigenous Litigants in the Andes Since Colonial Times. Affiliation: Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales.
Bradford S. McGwire, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Ohio State University-Columbus. PhD and MD in Biological Sciences and Microbiology-Molecular Parasitology, and Medical Sciences, Chicago Medical School, B.S en Biological Sciences and Microbiology, California State Polytechnic University. Project: Field Work in Chagas Disease: Parasite-Insect Vector Interactions. Affiliation: Secretaria Nacional de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador and Instituto Izquieta Perez.
Andrea Silvia Sequeira, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Wellesley College. PhD and MS in Biological Sciences and Evolutionary Genetics, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Project: Maintaining Endemic Identity in the Face of New Introductions in Galapagos and Where do Introduced Populations Learn Their Tricks. Affiliation: Charles Darwin Research Station.
Cheryl Anne Westlake-Canary, Associate Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University. PhD and MS in Medical Sciences, Nursing - Quality of Life, University of California, Los Angeles, BS en Critical Care Nursing, California State University. Project: Stage A/B Heart Failure in Urban Poor in Quito, Ecuador: Opportunities for Learning, Exchanges, and Study. Affiliation: Secretaria Nacional de Educacion Superior, Ciencia, Tecnologia e Innovacion at Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
Wilcox Bradford Paul, Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University. PhD in Environmental Sciences and Watershed Management, New Mexico State University, MS and BS in Environmental Sciences and Range Management, Texas Tech University. Project: Ecohydrology of High Elevation Grasslands in Ecuador. Affiliation: Secretaria Nacional de Educacion Superior, Ciencia, Tecnologia e Innovacion at the Universidad de Cuenca.
Fulbright English Teaching Assistants
Laura Beth Harney (BA in Spanish, Biology and Secondary Education, Luther College). Affiliation Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Tara Rachel McGovern (BA in Sociocultural Anthropology and Latin American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Affiliation: Universidad Técnica de Cotopaxi. David Morales, BA in Latin American Studies and Education Studies ,University of California San Diego). Affiliation: Universidad Laica Vicente Rocafuerte Katherine Brooke Tanker (BA in K-12 Spanish and Education, University of Missouri, Kansas City). Affiliation: Universidad Nacional de Loja.
Fulbright Specialist Program
Nigel Smith, PhD, University of California at Berkeley, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Florida. Project: 3rd International Conference on Amazonian Archeology and workshops. Affiliation: Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO).
Suresh T. Sethi, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, Eugene McDermott Chair, Professor of Operations Management at the University of Texas – Dallas. Project: Course for faculty and graduate students on Operations and Supply Chain Management (theory and applications). Affiliation: Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (ESPOL).
The Fulfright Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby to increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship.
J. William Fulbright