Month: September 2018

Into the woods: Two alumnae receive funding for research in Ecuador’s forests

White magnolia blossom in a plastic water bottle

Two alumnae of SIT’s Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation program received grants to continue research on a newly discovered tree species. The species, Magnolia vargasiana — a large, neotropical magnolia — was found in Ecuador’s Eastern Cloud Forest. The new species is the latest in a series of such discoveries by…

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Philosophy into Action: Switzerland alumna Sarah Mosley’s professional journey begins with SIT

young woman smiling and showing her muscles in front of distant mountains in Switzerland

For SIT Switzerland alumna Sarah Mosley, a semester abroad became a chance to develop professionally in the competitive world of global economics. Sarah studied with SIT’s Banking, Finance and Social Responsibility program in spring 2017, then stayed in Geneva, where she had landed a six-month position as an analyst for…

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The 100-Year View: Nicholas Porter wants to help transform the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Father Nicholas Porter smiling on his front porch

Nicholas Porter is an Episcopal priest, but his perspective is broader than one Christian denomination, or even Christianity as a whole. The chief mission of this SIT Conflict Transformation alumnus is to aid peace efforts in the region where three of the world’s major religions co-exist. It’s a natural fit,…

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Cameroon alumna returns to welcoming surroundings

SIT alumna Sasha Lansky hiking in Cameroon

As an intern for the U.S. embassy in Cameroon this summer, when Sasha Lansky heard about a particularly interesting part of Yaoundé, the large capital city, she went out to see it. Embassy staff members seemed puzzled by the young intern’s boldness. But Sasha had been to Cameroon in 2012,…

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Alan White: Helping Indonesian communities tackle marine challenges

Long before SIT launched programs in climate change or sustainable development, the institution helped Alan White prepare for a distinguished career in coastal conservation. Serving in the Peace Corps in Ecuador in the 1970s, Alan decided he wanted an international career, so SIT was a logical next step, as it…

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