Latin American Studies

Janet M. Lopez

Janet M. Lopez
M.S. Candidate

I am originally from Miami, FL and attended Florida International University, from where I have a B.A. in International Relations and Cultural Anthropology as well as a Certificate in African and African Diaspora Studies. I am currently in Panama with the Panam Field Work Experience as an intern for the United Nations Development Programme Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Adelia DeMarsico

Adelia DeMarsico
M.S. Candidate

My name is Adelia and I am a South Florida native.  As an enthusiast for Latin America, I majored in Spanish as an undergraduate at the University of Florida and have spent significant time in Latin America traveling, teaching English, and interning. Before moving to New Orleans to pursue my post graduate degree in International Development, I worked as a middle school Spanish teacher.  Through this experience, my passion for children and education became apparent to me.

Alexander Coles

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Alexander Coles is a Full Professor of Geography and Environmental Science at Florida State University, Panama Canal Campus. He is a Land Use and GIS Specialist. Before joining the FSU-Panama, he taught Geography-related seminars and courses at the Departments of Geography and Global Health at the University of South Florida (USF).

G. Alexander Crowther

Alumnus, PhD, RAND Corporation

Strategist. International Affairs Specialist. Politico-Military Specialist. Researcher. Latin American Foreign Area Officer. Light Infantry Officer. 

Worked at the field, the regional and global levels. Field work in Central America, the Andean Ridge, Korea and Iraq. Regional in Latin America, Europe and Middle East. Global level experience performing politico-military activities in Washington DC.

Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones, Tulane Payson Center
Alumna, M.S., Fundación Paraguaya

In November 2014, I joined fellow Paysonite, Martin Burt's Fundación Paraguaya as a Project Coordinator where I will be writing grants and managing grant-based projects.  I received my B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in international relations from Tulane University.  As a Payson graduate student, I worked as the Program Coordinator at the Center for Inter-American Policy (CIPR) and Research at Tulane University.

Margaret Roberts

Margaret Roberts, Payson Center Alumni
Alumna, B.A.

After graduating from Tulane University in 2013 with a B.A. in Economics and International Development, I am spending time in Paraguay with Fundación Paraguaya working in the micro-finance office and at their financially self-sufficient agricultural school for rural entrepreneurs. While living in New Orleans, I worked with Good Work Network, Kiva New Orleans, A’s and Aces, Verti Farms and Sierra Club.

Hugo Wood

Hugo Wood
Alumnus, LLM in Development, Government of Panama

Hugo Wood is a Panamanian lawyer who completed an LLM (Master´s of Law) in Law and Development at Tulane University Law School & the Payson Center as a member of the inaugural cohort in 2013/14. In 2014, he became the Executive Assistant to the newly elected Panamanian Vice President Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado.
 

Kate Melman

Alumna, M.S.

John D Hays

Alumnus, Joint J.D./M.S., ARPC

Hello, my name is John Hays and I am a joint JD/MS (IDEV) 2014 alumnus. I grew up in the Memphis area and studied at Vanderbilt University where I majored in Economics and Spanish. My post-college career took an unusual turn when I made the decision to temporarily move to Argentina and play online poker professionally. Unlike many new graduates with an Economics degree, I was able to directly apply, on a daily basis, Game Theory, Statistics, and Behavioral Economics in my new trade.  What was initially a hobby in college proved to cover my expenses in a post-crisis Argentina.

John M Sullivan

Alumnus, Joint J.D./M.S.

I am originally from Bartlesville, Oklahoma but grew up in Topeka, Kansas. I graduated high school in 2003 and went on to study Musical Theater at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. After three years I switched majors and schools. May 2008 I graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Anthropolgy with an emphasis on Archaeology. Directly after graduation I went into the Peace Corps and taught agriculture and nutrition in the highlands of Guatemala for two years and three months. After that I came back to school to get a JD and MS in International Development.

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