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Field Practicum Placements, Final Reports and Posters

The following is a listing of field practicums undertaken by University of Florida students enrolled in the MDP program to date. Click on the corresponding student’s name in the tables below under Final Report or Poster to see the respective documents. Final Reports can also be accessed here.

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MDP Field Practicum Sites to Date

MDP Field Practicums 2019

Student Host InstitutionLocation(s)ProjectFinal ReportPoster
Adi GanggaGender Integration into Livestock Vaccine / UF / IDRCKathmandu, Nepal and field sitesLivestock vaccines value chains in Nepal: a gendered perspective.Adi GanggaAdi Gangga
Christina JoyTanzania School FoundationArusha, TanzaniaCommunity sustained pre-primary education in rural Tanzania.Christina Joy
Colleen AbelUSAID Rural Livelihoods Project / Red Cross / UFHondurasHonduras rural livelihood change, violence, and migration: a needs assessment for deported migrant reintegration.
Gustavo PrietoCIAT Clima-LoCa ProjectCali, ColombiaClimate-relevant and low cadmium innovations to promote sustainable cacao production in Colombia.Gustavo PrietoGustavo Prieto
Haaris SaqibUF Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS)Gainesville, FloridaSurfacing for Strategy: Organizational Learning for the Strategic Direction of an Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishery Occupational Health and Safety Research Center.Haaris SaqibHaaris Saqib
Jessica Mostacedo MarasovicFlorida Springs InstituteHigh Springs, FloridaAssessing agricultural production and water resources conservation
in the Florida Springs Region (FSR).
Jessica Mostacedo MarasovicJessica Mostacedo Marasovic
Mackenzie GoodeMpala Research CentreLaikipia, KenyaPatterns and perceptions of crop raiding by baboons in Laikipia County, Kenya - what it means for conservation and rural livelihoods.Mackenzie GoodeMackenzie Goode
Manuel MoralesNaturaleza y Cultura InternacionalCuenca, EcuadorHuman-wildlife interactions in the Podocarpus-Sangay Connectivity Corridor, Andes of southern Ecuador: a socio-ecological and geographic characterization.Manuel MoralesManuel Morales
Paula Bak CelyInstituto Centro da VidaAlta Floresta, Brazil“É da terra que a gente tira o alimento e tira o sustento”: Perceptions of Power among Family Farming Stakeholders in Mato-Grosso, Brazilian Amazon.Paula Bak CelyPaula Bak Cely
Pierre William BlancGender Integration into Livestock Vaccine / UF / IDRCKaffrine, SénégalNewcastle Disease Vaccines Value Chain: A situation analysis of gender roles and participation in the Kaffrine Region, Sénégal.Pierre William BlancPierre William Blanc
Rio TrimonoUF Livestock Systems Innovation Lab / Heifer InternationalKathmandu, Nepal and field sitesDissemination of innovations to improve milk production and quality in Nepal's dairy sector.Rio TrimonoRio Trimono
Stephanie MuenchUF Livestock Systems Innovation Lab / University of RwandaKigali, Rwanda and field sitesEvaluation of the Adoption and Dissemination of Innovations in Rwanda.Stephanie Muench
Weston StittFundación ETEA / Umami Area Honduras / Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Ltda.Las Capucas, HondurasGreen Value Tool and needs assessment for Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Ltda.Weston StittWeston Stitt

MDP Field Practicums 2018

Student Host InstitutionLocation(s)ProjectFinal ReportPoster
Angela MelidosianAsociación Latinoamericana de Cuidados PallativosBuenos Aires, ArgentinaDeathics: the psychosocial ethics of death and dying within palliative care centers in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Angela Melidosian
Carlita Fiestas-NúñezUnisinos, Associação dos Ilhéus EcológicosPorto Alegre, BrazilWomen entrepreneurs in Brazil recycle used cooking oil to produce artisanal soap, generating income for their vulnerable islander community.Carlita Fiestas-NúñezCarlita Fiestas-Núñez
Christine MavrickTimur Youth Mobile ClassroomSandimen, TaiwanYouth in Timur: Collaborative curriculum building for international learning.Christine MavrickChristine Mavrick
Daniela LizanoThe Field MuseumLoreto, PeruIndigenous quality of life plans and conservation and rural development in Peru.
Daniel AcostaLivestock Innovation Lab (UF) / Makerere University / Tufts University / Mercy CorpsKaramoja, UgandaSupply chain analysis for a thermostable Peste des Petits Ruminants vaccine in Karamoja, Uganda.Daniel AcostaDaniel Acosta
Dylan RigsbyCIAT / Hans Neumann StiftungGuatemala City, GuatemalaCoffee Talks: Facilitating conversation on climate change with institutional actors in Guatemala's coffee sector.Dylan RigsbyDylan Rigsby
Emma LannonAfrican Queen AdventuresArusha, TanzaniaUnderstanding and measuring the impacts of ecotourism in Arusha, Tanzania.
Fiona HoganPeace Parks FoundationMaputo, MozambiqueEvaluation of community development initiatives around Maputo Special Reserve.Fiona Hogan
Jesse CosmeUniversidad Sin FronterasSan Juan, Puerto RicoSeekin' a cause: cooperation between social movements of the island and diaspora.Jesse Cosme
Maria WakedNational University of Jujuy / Institute of Andean Ecoregions (INECOA)Humahuaca, Jujuy, ArgentinaPedagogical trekking as a tool for local tourism in Tilcara (Argentina).Maria WakedMaria Waked
Mary VasilevskyEcoPeace Middle EastTel Aviv, Israel / Ramallah, West Bank24 years of environmental peacebuilding: evaluating impacts of Ecopeace Middle East projects in Israel and Palestine.
Nicholas DiazMercy CorpsKaramoja, UgandaAssessing nutritional outcomes related to animal source food consumption in Karamoja Region, Uganda.

MDP Field Practicums 2017

Student Host InstitutionLocation(s)ProjectFinal ReportPoster
Nazmi AhmedBRACDhaka, BangladeshUrbanization and Equitable Service Delivery: an Analysis of Water Supply in Korail Slum, Bangladesh.Nazmi AhmedNazmi Ahmed
Jackie Allegra CurnickAlaska Community Action on ToxinsAnchorage and St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, USEnvironmental Health and Justice in Alaska Documentary: Pulling Teeth from a Polar Bear.Jackie Allegra CurnickJackie Allegra Curnick
Maria M. Fontecha TiradoFondo AcciónCaquetá, ColombiaBeing different: Social capital and community capacity-building for forest conservation in Caquetá (Colombia), under a post-conflict scenario.Maria M. Fontecha TiradoMaria M. Fontecha Tirado
Max GelberHen MpoanaTakoradi, GhanaPlenty of Fish in the Sea? Shark Fishing and the Fin Trade in Ghana: A Biting Review.Max GelberMax Gelber
Breton HomewoodINGENAES (USAID, UF)Santa Rosa de Copán and Gracias, HondurasFrom Field to Table: Men’s Participation in Nutrition Decision-Making in Agrarian Households of western Honduras.Breton HomewoodBreton Homewood
Corey JonesRedeeming Love MinistriesLuwindja, Democratic Republic of CongoReconstructing and rehabilitating gendered social fabric in Congolese post-conflict society.Corey JonesCorey Jones
Grace KihomboSalvation ArmyMbeya, TanzaniaAssessment of Factors Contributing to Girls’ School Attendance and Performance on Form Four National Examinations in Mbeya Region, Tanzania.Grace KihomboGrace Kihombo
Rosanna KingstonRebuild GloballyPort-au-Prince and Fond Bayard, HaitiTires are good for the soles: process documentation of upcycling tires for a mobile livelihood project in Fond Bayard, Haiti.Rosanna KingstonRosanna Kingston
Florencia Lathrop RossiAsociación de Servicio Comunitario Nacional y AmbientalCorcovado, Costa RicaMujeres de Corcovado: Self-representation through design.Florencia Lathrop RossiFlorencia Lathrop Rossi
Sheila Nyokabi MaingiGender Links for Equality and JusticeGauteng, South AfricaPower and agency: Strengthening efforts against gender-based violence through entrepreneurship training in Gauteng, South Africa.Sheila Nyokabi MaingiSheila Nyokabi Maingi
Anna MartinsonTeach North Korean RefugeesSeoul, South KoreaNonprofit financial sustainability in Seoul, South Korea: Teach North Korean Refugees.Anna MartinsonAnna Martinson
Miguel Olivas-PérezCentro Interdisciplinario de Investigación para el Desarrollo Integral Regional-Instituto Politecnico NacionalOaxaca, MéxicoThe impact of the public policies in the forestry sector in México.Miguel Olivas-PérezMiguel Olivas-Pérez
Grace Palacios ChávezDeutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) / German Agency for
International Cooperation
San Martín, PerúThe role of Kichwa Lamas indigenous women in the conservation of their community forests and their participation in the implementation of the Conditional Direct Transfers (TDC) mechanism.Grace Palacios ChávezGrace Palacios Chávez
Grace Palacios ChávezDeutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)San Martín, PerúEl rol de la mujer indígena Kichwa Lamas en la conservación de bosques comunitarios y su participación en la implementación del Mecanismo Transferencias Directas Condicionadas (TDC).Grace Palacios Chávez
Stefi RodriguezSwaziland Water and
Agricultural Development
Lowveld, SwazilandGender Sensitive Evaluation of the Goat Value Chain in the Lowveld of Swaziland.Stefi RodriguezStefi Rodriguez
Tania Romero BautistaAlliance for Research and Conservation in the Amazon (ARCAmazon)Madre de Dios, PerúAn evidence-based approach to improving the effectiveness of conservation and sustainable development (CSD) projects in Madre de Dios, Peru.Tania Romero BautistaTania Romero Bautista
Daniel J. SarafanInternational Justice MissionPhnom Penh, CambodiaAn Overview of International Justice Mission’s Counter Labor Trafficking Initiative in Cambodia.
Derek SindlerAgroFronteraMontecristi, República DominicanaMoving towards sustainable rice production in northwest Dominican Republic.Derek SindlerDerek Sindler
Nicole YoheCatholic Relief ServicesBidibidi, UgandaThe evaluation of water, sanitation, and hygiene: the Bididi refugee settlement.
Zotha ZunguOld Mutual FlagshipMotheo District, Free State Province, South AfricaData Know Best: Tracking Learner Achievement and the Impact of the Old Manual Flagship in Nine Project Schools in Motheo District, Free-State Province, South Africa.Zotha ZunguZotha Zungu

MDP Field Practicums 2016

Student Host Institution/NGOLocation(s)ProjectFinal ReportPoster
Russ AndersonSouthern Environmental Association-BelizePlacencia, BelizeCoastal Resource Management within Placencia, Belize: Analysis of Challenges and Opportunities in Caribbean Development.Russ AndersonRuss Anderson
Amanda BrintonAPRADELASA, ADELVA, UNDPLaguna Salada, Dominican RepublicA Needs Assessment of a Municipal Compost Pilot Project in the Dominican Republic.Amanda BrintonAmanda Brinton
Lacey Harris-CobleTanzania Forest Conservation GroupKilosa, TanzaniaIncome Diversification and Seasonality for Smallholder Farmers in Kilosa, Tanzania.Lacey Harris-CobleLacey Harris-Coble
Iliana JaimesUniversity of Indonesia, University of FloridaJakarta, IndonesiaWater Management Assessment, from a Social Perspective, at the University of Indonesia Depok Campus and Green Infrastructure Recommendations.Iliana JaimesIliana Jaimes
Rugiyatu KaneAshoka SahelDakar, SénégalTransforming Youth Years in Senegal: Developing a Youth Venture Program with Ashoka Sahel.Rugiyatu KaneRugiyatu Kane
Oswaldo Medina RamírezInstituto Centro de VidaMato Grosso, BrazilSocio-Environmental Governance and the Role of Civil Society: The case of the Mato Grosso Sustainable Municipalities Program.Oswaldo Medina RamírezOswaldo Medina Ramírez
Pilar Morales GinerFoundation Access for RightsSofia, BulgariaInclusion, integration, and refugee protection in Sofia, Bulgaria.Pilar Morales GinerPilar Morales Giner
July NelsonShanti UgandaLuweero, UgandaDesigning and Conducting a Needs Assessment for Shanti Uganda’s Garden Program in Luwero, Uganda.July NelsonJuly Nelson
Eunmi SongShanti UgandaLuweero, UgandaUnderstanding the reproductive health education needs of adolescent girls in Uganda.Eunmi SongEunmi Song
Rebecca StarkmanCotopaxiLa Paz, BoliviaLlama Fiber Supply Chain Sustainability in Bolivia.Rebecca StarkmanRebecca Starkman
Rachel VelezCarolina for KiberaKibera, KenyaFostering the Capacity of Kibera's Care Groups to Promote WASH Behaviors among Pregnant and Lactating Women.Rachel VelezRachel Velez
Sarah WardCarolina for KiberaKibera, KenyaSafe Spaces for Reproductive Health, Girls’ Rights, and Leadership Education: A Case Study in Kibera, Kenya.Sarah WardSarah Ward

MDP Field Practicums 2015

Student Host Institution/NGOLocation(s)ProjectFinal ReportPoster
Matt AndersonSABMiller Brewing CompanyBogotá, ColombiaBEER: Brewing Employees Engaged with (Corporate Social) Responsibility.Matt AndersonMatt Anderson
Irving Chan GómezSABMiller Brewing CompanyBogotá, ColombiaBEER: Brewing Employees Engaged with (Corporate Social) Responsibility.Irving Chan GómezIrving Chan Gómez
Ben ChristInstituto de Pesquisas EcológicasNazaré Paulista (São Paulo State) Community-based Social Marketing for Atlantic Forest Restoration in Brazil.Ben ChristBen Christ
Jessica HorwoodEntrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa program (EESA)Cape Town, South AfricaThrough the eyes of the client: an analysis of a student consulting program.Jessica HorwoodJessica Horwood
Kristen MarksRahab's RopeGoa, IndiaLeadership development training for young women in Goa, India.Kristen MarksKristen Marks
Gabriela PoloUF Law Costa Rica Program/Isla Chira Oyster FarmersSan José and Isla Chira, Costa RicaA situational analysis of community-based oyster farming in Palito, Isla Chira, Costa Rica.Gabriela PoloGabriela Polo
Whitney TurientineSenegalese Meteorological ServiceArusha, Tanzania and SenegalMonitoring the Global Framework for Climate Services trainings of extension workers in Longido, Tanzania.Whitney TurientineWhitney Turientine
Chad HenryHabitat for Humanity/University of the West IndiesTrinidad, Trinidad and TobagoSustainable home food production systems in Habitat for Humanity communities in Trinidad. Chad Henry

MDP Field Practicums 2014

StudentHost Institution/NGOLocation(s)ProjectFinal ReportPoster
Beau BryantInternational Justice MissionWashington, DC; Kampala, UgandaUsing information systems to build evaluation and learning capacities in NGOs
Samantha DavisWuqu' Kawoq - Maya Health AlliancePaquip, GuatemalaDiversity and Availability of Foods in the Tiendas of Two Guatemalan Communities.Samantha DavisSamantha Davis
Antonieta EgurenSouth African Wildlife CollegeSouth Africa (various locations)Attitudes Toward Wildlife and Kruger National Park in the Makuleke Villages, South Africa.Antonieta EgurenAntonieta Eguren
Jeremy LambethInterministerial Committee for Territorial PlanningPort au Prince, HaitiAssessing International Scholarly Exchange in Haiti.Jeremy Lambeth
Liz PoulsenMinistry of Public HealthTumbaco, EcuadorAdolescent Pregnancy in Cumbayá Ecuador: a gender-sensitive situation analysis.Liz PoulsenLiz Poulsen
Christa RobertsCayuga Sustainable HospitalityCosta Rica, Nicaragua (multiple locations)Monitoring and Evaluation of Sustainability Indicators at Hotels and Eco-Lodges in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.Christa Roberts
Alex SpragueSouth African Wildlife CollegeSouth Africa (various locations)Household Livelihood Surveys: Training Practitioners and the Case of Makuleke, South Africa.Alex Sprague

MDP Field Practicums 2013

StudentHost Institution / NGOLocation(s)ProjectFinal ReportPoster
Leandra CloughSouthern African Wildlife CollegeSouth Africa - Kruger National ParkSituational analysis of Mangalene, Mozambique for a community-based natural resource project.Leandra CloughLeandra Clough
Taryn DevereuxResearch Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), in collaboration with CIATCauca province, ColombiaGender dynamics in the adoption of climate adaptation practices: a case study in the Cauca Department of Colombia.Taryn DevereuxTaryn Devereux
Seth Marsala-BellResearch Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), in collaboration with CIATCauca province, ColombiaClimate change, agriculture, & gender dynamics: a case study of campesinos in the Pedras River watershed.Seth Marsala-BellSeth Marsala-Bell
Hans GoertzInternational Organization for Migration (IOM), Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)Haiti (Petit-Goave, Jacmel and Desarmes)Comparative tree-planting strategies: impact and application in Haiti.Hans GoertzHans Goertz
Jessica JeffersonAmazon PromiseIquitos, PeruSoy Capaz! Plus: Integrating environmental stewardship into health outreach.Jessica JeffersonJessica Jefferson
Antonia Lliteras EspinosaUniversidad Nacional de Asuncion (UNA) Center for Leadership, Ministry for Women. (UF is a partner in project)ParaguayToday for Tomorrow: A Study of How Leadership Training Workshops Impact Students' Self-Efficacy and Equal Access in Escuela Agricola San Francisco, Paraguay.Antonia LliterasAntonia Lliteras
Sebastian PazminoEcuador Tierra VivaSanta Cruz, Galapagos, EcuadorTierra Despierta: a social and physical study of the agriculture land in Santa Cruz, Galápagos, Ecuador.Sebastian PazminoSebastian Pazmino
José OrozcoSemilla Nueva (New Seed)GuatemalaUnderstanding farmers' challenges and evaluating impacts of a sustainable agriculture NGO in communities of southern Guatemala.José OrozcoJosé Orozco
Daniel StirlingSt. Joseph’s Hospital and Dr. Grau Albert Valencian Community Foundation (DGAVCF)Kitgum, UgandaHealth barrier analysis to inform community outreach in Kitgum, northern Uganda.Daniel StirlingDaniel Stirling
Raina ZantoutInstitut National de Recherche en Genie Rural, Euax et Forets (INRGREF) and Oued Souhil Farms AssocationTunisiaHuman health risks linked to irrigation with treated wastewater in Oued Souhil, Tunisia, and gender roles in agriculture.Raina ZantoutRaina Zantout
María F. ChecaCeiba Foundation (in Lalo Loor Dry Forest Reserve)EcuadorFeasibility of a butterfly farming initiative in western Ecuador as a viable tool for sustainable development.María F. ChecaMaría F. Checa
Gentry ManderBelize Foundation for Research and Environmental EducationBelizeCacao value chain analysis in Belize.Gentry ManderGentry Mander

MDP Field Practicums 2012

StudentHost Institution / NGOLocation(s)ProjectFinal ReportPoster
Dave PittmanSouthern Africa Regional Environmental Project (SAREP)Botswana

Governance Dashboard Approach (group project)

Developing monitoring systems for integrated water quality management in Mayana Village, Namibia (individual).
Indah Waty BongSAREPBotswanaGovernance Dashboard Approach (group project)

Learning what life is like for an insider while remaining a ‘lekgowa’: A Participatory Approach to Understand Local Adaptive Capacity and Resilience in Nokaneng, Botswana.
Indah Waty BongIndah Waty Bong
Ramin GilletSAREPBotswanaGovernance Dashboard Approach (group project)

Sankuyo on the eve of the Botswana hunting ban: Local perspectives and implications for the future (individual).
Ramin Gillet
Nicholas VasconcellosSAREPBotswanaGovernance Dashboard Approach (group project)

Analysis of institutions, policies and the cattle supply chain for small-scale farmers in Ngamiland District, Botswana.
Nicholas VasconcellosNicholas Vasconcellos
Sydney NilanTropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE)Costa RicaParticipatory Planning: Laying the foundations for collaboration in ecotourism development in Chirripó, Costa Rica.Sydney NilanSydney Nilan
Marliz Arteaga García GómezUniversidad Amazonica de Pando, and Natural and Biological Science Area (ACBN)BoliviaA participatory process for developing a regionally appropriate climate change curriculum in Pando, Bolivia.Marliz Arteaga García GómezMarliz Arteaga García Gómez
Stephenie ChatfieldWater is Life International (WiLi)EthiopiaDeveloping tools for impact: Sanitation behavior change among women in Awassa, Ethiopia.Stephenie ChatfieldStephenie Chatfield
Angela QuashigahNew Life OrphanageGhanaNew Life Orphanage needs assessment and building project: Nungua, Ghana.Angela Quashigah
Sky GeorgesSethu Bhaskara Matriculation Higher Secondary School (SBMHSS)
Chennai, IndiaLeadership 101: Setting the foundations for the next generation of world-class leaders.Sky GeorgesSky Georges
Sheldon WardwellDevelopment partners and the Jonglei State GovernmentSouth SudanCommunity Needs and Assets in Maar Village, South Sudan: Local Governance, Health and Fish Production.Sheldon Wardwell

MDP Field Practicums 2011

StudentHost Institution / NGOLocation(s)ProjectFinal Report
David Morrissey FISH MinistriesHaitiAssessing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Needs at Schools and Orphanages in Rural Haiti.
Kristen AugustineImpulse NGONortheastern State of Meghalaya, IndiaApproaches to Combating Human Trafficking in Northeast India.Kristen Augustine
Elihu IseleMaisha ShambaWestern KenyaCreating economic measures for a livelihood intervention in Western Kenya.
Camila PazosSouthern African Regional Environmental Program
BotswanaPast and Future Development Trends in Rural Botswana and Their Potential Impact on Community Health.Camila Pazos
Tshibangu KalalaSAREPBotswanaAnalysis of Social Networks Using GIS to Understand the Adaptability of Rural Communities in Botswana.Tshibangu Kalala
Erica OderaSAREPBotswanaCreating Sustainable Development Indicators: Construction of an Adaptive Capacity Index for Rural Botswana.Erica Odera
Greyson NyamogaSAREPBotswanaLand Uses and Livelihood Options for Shorobe and Sankuyo Communities, Botswana.Greyson Nyamoga
Jennifer CarrWildlife Conservation Society (WCS)GuatemalaCommunity-based ecotourism development in Uaxactún, Guatemala.Jennifer Carr
Daniel McQuillanYachana FoundationEcuadorThe Yachana Agro-Educational Project: Project Design of an Agricultural Education Module in the Ecuadorian Amazon.Daniel McQuillan