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Rachel Bonet

Alumna, M.S., Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species

I am a M.S. alumna in International Development, and I am focusing on environmental issues, with environmental and wildlife conservation being of particular interest to me. The interconnected nature of development and the environment as well as the necessarily international nature of environmental issues led me to Tulane's Payson program as it allows for specialization of course content to fit one's specific academic and career backgrounds and interests.

The Summer Institutes, such as the Thailand Institute centering on refugees and migrants that I took part in during the summer of 2014, provide beneficial hands-on experience with developing countries, meetings with the numerous stakeholder agencies involved with development initiatives, and opportunities to utilize various research approaches and fit them to one's topic interests.  Upon completion of my degree in spring 2015, I intend to work for a governmental, NGO, or private organization in a laboratory or field work position that focuses on an aspect of environmental or wildlife conservation within the international sphere.           

Primary Classification: 
  • B.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Anthropology, Animal Science, and Environmental Science, 2013
  • M.S., Tulane University Law School Payson Center for International Development, International Development (Environmental), 2015
Country Experience: 
Costa Rica
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