Anthropology and Latin American Studies Research Assistant at Colby College
While working with Winifred Tate, a Latin American Anthropology professor at Colby College, I edited her entire book titled "Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomats: U.S. Policymaking in Colombia".
During my position I did extensive research on current Colombian drug policy and oil exploration in the Putumayo region.
In terms of drug policy, I researched the personal dosage legislation and enforcement, medical marijuana initiatives, and harm reduction policies from Gustavo Petro Urrego, mayor of Bogotá. My research focused on how increasing rates of domestic drug consumption and microtráfico currently impact drug policy debates.
In terms of oil exploration, I researched oil exploration and drilling in Putumayo as of 2015, focusing on the operations of Gran Tierra Energy, Inc, a Canadian oil company. This research hoped to understand how oil money and exploration is changing a region that was devastated by counterinsurgency and drug trafficking between 1960 and 2000, and into the present.
January 2015 - Present
Spanish Tutor at Colby College
Helping students of all Spanish levels with grammar, listening, reading, and speaking.
September 2014 - Present