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CCSRE Life Stories: Anna Mack

“Life Stories of Middlebury College” is a multi-phase initiative intended to gather people’s experiences while at the college, particularly reflections that highlight issues of diversity. In her interview, Anna Mack describes her early years in Bristol, Rhode Island, living with a disabled twin brother, struggling to communicate with him and the difficulties communicating on her trips to Southeast Asia,  integrating all of those experiences in her undergraduate study and leading to her research on disabilities in China, funded by a Mellon Grant.

 

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Anna Mack

Mellon Grant Recipient; CCSRE

Ian Sutherland

Visiting Associate Professor of Classics; Commons Dean

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CCSRE Life Stories Project: Kaye-Lani Laughna

Learn more about the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity  at Middlebury College.

“Life Stories of Middlebury College” is a multi-phase initiative intended to gather people’s experiences while at the college, particularly reflections that highlight issues of diversity.  In her interview, Kaye-Lani Laughna explains that, although she grew up in Upper Peninsula, Michigan, she experienced international travel and study abroad throughout her life.  These experiences led her to her current job in the Middlebury College’s Office of International Students and Scholar Services.

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Kaye-Lani Laughna
International Student & Scholar Advisor

Susan Burch
Associate Professor of American Studies; Director, CCSRE; Head of Life Stories project

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CCSRE Life Stories Project: Miguel Fernández

Learn more about theComparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Middlebury College.

“Life Stories of Middlebury College” is a multi-phase initiative intended to gather people’s experiences while at the college, particularly reflections that highlight issues of diversity. In his interview, discusses growing up while living abroad, studying Russian, French, Spanish, and Japanese, differences between rural and urban settings, performing a wedding at Middlebury, diversity, raising a family in Middlebury, and being ‘the other’.

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Miguel Fernández
Professor of Spanish; Interview Subject

Amy Rebecca Chin
Interviewer

Susan Burch
Associate Professor of American Studies; Director, CCSRE; Head of Life Stories project

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CCSRE Life Stories Project: Ryan Kellett

Learn more about the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Middlebury College.

“Life Stories of Middlebury College” is a multi-phase initiative intended to gather people’s experiences while at the college, particularly reflections that highlight issues of diversity. In his interview, Ryan Kellett discusses issues of diversity he encountered growing up in San Francisco, his time studying and working in China, being part of a diverse group of students at the PALANA House, reflecting on work at Middlebury, and blogging.

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Ryan Kellett
Interview Subject

Amy Rebecca Chin
Interviewer

Susan Burch
Associate Professor of American Studies; Director, CCSRE; Head of Life Stories project

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Last January fifteen intrepid graduate students (aka Team Monterey 4) traveled to the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador to tackle agricultural, water access, and conservation issues. Visit the Equipo Monterey blog to explore their adventures searching for illicit turtle eggs at the local markets, or designing workshops for food producers to share knowledge and potential growth strategies.

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Adele Negro
Program Directory and Language Faculty

Lucy Jodlowska
Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Robert Taggart
Logistics Coordinator

Amy Holste
Fundraising and Development Coordinator

Ryan Gonzalez
Recruitment and Applications Coordinator

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Mapping the Islands of Old Providence and Santa Catalina, Colombia

Learn more about Geography at Middlebury College.

For this project I returned to Old Providence for almost a month over J-term with a Garmin GPS to ground-truth information I had acquired from CORALINA (the government-sponsored Corporation for the Sustainable Development of the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina) and to create my own more accurate dataset. I recorded data for all of the roads, dirt roads, sidewalks and trails on the island, as well as important waypoints, and compiled a map of this information, populated areas, the biosphere reserve, and English nomenclature—which I fact-checked with native islanders.

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Alison DeGraff
Cartographer and Researcher

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Hope Walks into a Bar Looking for Change

Learn more about Intensive English Programs at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

One of the presenters for TEDxMonterey was Kelley Calvert, a MIIS alumna and faculty member. Kelley spent the summer of 2009 on a cross-country road trip exploring the nation for signs of hope and change. This was no ordinary journey; she traveled via a twenty-year-old retrofitted biodiesel Jetta. This adventure has inspired her book, Hope Walks into a Bar Looking for Change, a fast-moving tale on the open road that attempts to learn if hope can emerge from change. The cross-country journey and the process of documenting her experience inspired her TEDxMonterey talk where she encouraged participants to add their hope to her online map.

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Kelley Calvert
Author, Assistant Professor & Writing Center Director

Lynn McDonald
Postgraduate Fellow in the Teaching & Learning Collaborative

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