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Sonia R Bruck

Hello! I am a first year master's student from North Carolina, in Peace Corps Master's International. This means I spend one year at OSU and then leave for 27 months as a Peace Corps volunteer, where I will conduct my research. My country of placement is NEPAL! I will be serving as a Food Security volunteer, where I will introduce Agroforestry and increase nutrition awareness. I have also ridden horses since I was 8 years old and continue to enjoy riding dressage here in Oregon.
Research Interests: 
Agroforestry, International Development
Current Research Description: 
I will live in Nepal from September 8, 2014 through November 21, 2016 and will work on two integrated objectives. Women have a primary responsibility for planting and maintaining agricultural fields. My first objective will be to conduct semi-structured interviews and focus groups with women, to understand current attitudes, beliefs and values concerning agriculture and agroforestry in the community. The second objective will be to assess the needs of my Nepali community and determine how agroforestry can be implemented to improve nutrition and increase household income.
Peace Corps Masters International / Forest Ecosystems and Society