BA Anthropology and Latin american Studies: California State University, Chico (2005)
MA Applied Anthropology: California State University, Long Beach (2008)
Ph.D. Anthropology: University at Albany, SUNY (expected 2013)
Overall, my research examines the interactions between a community-based tourism development initiative and existing social structures in a village in Yucatan, Mexico. Specifically, it is an attempt to answer the following three questions:
Yucatán, Maya ethnography, tourism, theoretical frameworks for economic development, agrarian reform and socioeconomic adaptation, political ecology and land use, ethnographic film, applied anthropology, community-based development strategies, and participatory research design.