Centre College students Jeri Howell ’16, Lidia Galindo-Brito ’15 and Madeleine Cunningham ’15 recently presented their research and internship experiences for their capstone in Latin American studies at the Latin American Studies Symposium at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmigham, Ala. The students were accompanied by Robyn Cutright, professor of anthropology and chair of Latin American studies, and Genny Ballard, associate professor of Spanish and chair of the Spanish program at Centre.
The annual symposium is a multi- and inter-disciplinary undergraduate research conference showcasing original research and creative projects conducted by undergraduate students from approximately 30 colleges and universities nationwide.
The student trio, all of whom are completing minors in Latin American studies, had the opportunity to meet students from other colleges and hear several presentations surrounding the theme of this year’s symposium, “Extreme Events in Latin America.” They also met the former first lady of Costa Rica, Henrietta Boggs-MacGuire, and her daughter, Muni Figueres, the former Costa Rican Ambassador to the United States.
by Morgan King ’16