NAPA Student Achievement Award

While conducting dissertation research in Dominica (2018-19), I engaged in a collaborative project with stakeholders in my research communities to build local capacity in geospatial technologies. Participants in this project learned how to collect and record spatial data and make digital maps using GIS technology. This effort, which is detailed in my forthcoming Practicing Anthropology article “GIS as a bridge across the digital divide: Engaging participatory methods to build capacity in research communities,” has now been recognized by the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology. My article has received first runner up for the Student Achievement Award for best original research in any applied context.