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Research Fellow
Syracuse University

Deborah Orieta is a Human Geography and Food Studies double major at Syracuse University. She is interested in the relationship between globalization processes and sustainable development, with a focus on food production and access. As part of her degree, she wants to do research around food security in non-sovereign island nations like Puerto Rico, the Marshall Islands, etc. Post graduation, she sees herself doing participatory research on community geography and urban resilience strategies, though her dream is to write for national geographic and run a bakery. When home for the summer, she works with the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico  as assistant leader in their Nature Immersion Workshops, where she teaches about environmental conservation and ecosystems. Currently, she is completing a travelling seminar on Environmental Justice, doing ethnographic fieldwork on Scandinavian sustainability.

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