Laura Burns (Belize)


Laura Burns

Laura Burns (The Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management - SATIIM): For her undergraduate studies, Laura attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she majored in International Studies and Environmental Studies. At the time of her fellowship, Laura was studying International Development at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Denver University, with a concentration in Environmental, Sustainable Development in Latin America and Humanitarian Assistance. Laura has volunteered for sustainable ecotourism in Costa Rica, and In Ecuador for Fundación Runa, a fair trade organic tea company. After her fellowship Laura wrote: "The best aspect of my fellowship was, by far, working with the women of Santa Teresa. I feel very fortunate that I was able to spend time with the women. I was reminded that what I enjoy most is really talking to people, listening to what they have to say, and sharing it with others. I was reminded that sometimes, it just takes a person willing to share that story, to make someone feel great."



24 Aug

A CHANGE IN PERSPECTIVE

When my boat first pulled into Punta Gorda, and, shouldering my backpacks, I walked past

Posted By Admin

Posted Aug 24, 2012

0
23 Aug

THEIR STORY. THEIR WORDS.

You’ve read what I’ve had to say about the women in Santa Teresa. Now it’s their turn:

Posted By Admin

Posted Aug 23, 2012

0
14 Aug

THANKFUL

I just came back from my last visit with the women of Santa Teresa, and

Posted By Admin

Posted Aug 14, 2012

0
08 Aug

OLD AND YOUNG, AT THE SAME TIME

I’ve discussed the Santa Teresa women’s group before, and while I’ve hinted at their attributes, I’ve never

Posted By Admin

Posted Aug 08, 2012

0
30 Jul

TOEING THE LINE: CONEJO DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

The morning after our explosive community meeting, I woke to light filtering through the windows of

Posted By Admin

Posted Jul 30, 2012

0
23 Jul

A COMMUNITY DIVIDED

From inside the small, one room wooden building in Conejo, I can hear the usual

Posted By Admin

Posted Jul 23, 2012

0
19 Jul

THE NITTY GRITTY: OIL, MAYA VILLAGES, AND CONSENT

Disclaimer: This blog entry is fact-filled, but it is laying the foundation for the next

Posted By Admin

Posted Jul 19, 2012

0
13 Jul

RATTLING THOUGHTS AND STEADY HANDS

Our truck rattled and shook as we made our way to Santa Teresa, with each

Posted By Admin

Posted Jul 13, 2012

0
06 Jul

THE FIRST STITCH

Anyone that knows me marginally well knows that I am the furthest thing from crafty.

Posted By Admin

Posted Jul 06, 2012

623
29 Jun

SETTING THE SCENE: TOLEDO DISTRICT AND SATIIM

Ask anyone in the Toledo District (the southernmost district of Belize where SATIIM works) what

Posted By Admin

Posted Jun 29, 2012

0

Fellows

2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003

Subscribe




AP on Flickr

A photo on Flickr
A photo on Flickr
A photo on Flickr
A photo on Flickr
A photo on Flickr
A photo on Flickr