Haitian Studies Association

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Gloria Blaise

Cornell University - Doctoral student

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Email: gcb83@cornell.edu
Open to talking with: Anyone

Interests: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Environment, International Relations, Medicine/public health, Natural sciences, Sociology

Born in Haiti, with its complex and fascinating culture and history, my roots reflect the combination of Caribbean, African, Latin and European cultures found on that island. At the age of five, I immigrated to the United States and Brooklyn has since been my home. Currently, I am a Gates Millennium Scholar studying as a graduate student in Cornell University's Department of Natural Resources. My areas of interest are in community-based agroforestry programs and their impact on poor rural communities in developing countries. My hope is to move back to Haiti after completing my PhD in hopes of working with local NGOs and agencies before entering government after some time in the environment and rural development sectors.